Benefits of Portable Storage

The self storage industry is a $22 billion industry. One in ten households in the United States rents a storage unit to store extra belongings. With over 48,000 operators in the USA, you need an edge to distinguish your business from competitors when starting a storage business.

Expanding into a portable storage business is great if you wish to add another stream of revenue. Getting started can be daunting, especially for new business owners. However, portable storage is in big demand. There are many benefits to operating in portable storage today:

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Portable Storage is Very Profitable

Mobile storage businesses serve a much larger market than typical self storage. As long as pickup and delivery distances are practical, your business is in good shape.

The portable storage industry is also very scalable. Smaller self storage businesses can start with one truck for all container types. As your business grows, you can add more trucks, more drivers, and more containers to your fleet.

No matter how large or small you choose to build your portable storage business, make sure to build it right. Explore how to start your own portable storage business, step-by-step.

Save Money on Initial Costs with Portable Storage

Investing in portable storage may not be as expensive as you think. A portable storage delivery system costs significantly less than starting a franchise. This is especially true if you already own a self storage facility.

Only Purchase As Much Inventory As You Need

Starting a mobile storage business can vary in cost based on container types. According to CostOwl, 20’ shipping containers – such as sea cans and ISO containers – cost $1,000 to $3,000. White box containers can cost between $2,000 and $4,000. These containers are special-made for the mobile storage industry and are more neighborhood friendly.

To save even more money, you can opt to lease your storage containers instead of buying. Lease rates can be anywhere from $200 to $600 per month. Keep in mind that delivering a storage container to your business can cost up to an extra $500, depending on proximity. We recommend that you choose a local vendor when purchasing storage containers for your business.

You Can Use The Facility Space You Already Have

The great part about portable storage is that you don’t need a huge warehouse to get started. Portable containers are very durable and can last through weather changes, so they can be stored outside. With no warehouse, you won’t need to file property taxes or buy warehouse insurance.

Have Control Of Your Own Business

You work hard every day to grow your facility and keep your tenants happy. At Horizontal Lift, we know how important it is to have control over YOUR business. This is why we will never make you pay franchise fees or adhere to dealership requirements.

Expand Your Business with Portable Storage Today

Once you have containers and a location, you’ll need the right container lift system to move your containers from place to place. The Horizontal Lift is a high-quality container lift that can fit any container you use.

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