Easy does it
easyStorage is part of the ‘easy’ family of brands which includes easyJet. In the same way that easyJet brought down the cost of flying, easyStorage has found a way to bring down the cost of storing.
At the heart of a thriving storage market is self-storage, where people store in units within warehouses. A 2018 report by Cushman and Wakefield estimated annual turnover to be worth £750m. Usage for the year grew by 8.8% to 2.8 million sq feet.
Self-storage is highly inefficient
As much as 48 per cent of a self-storage building is lost to access corridors and height restrictions. This coupled with costly real estate has made it too expensive for many. The average monthly spend for customers in London is £360, elsewhere it’s £190. In the USA, its $91 (£70), little wonder that uptake is 10 times greater. The report confirmed that 88 per cent of UK customers had expected to pay less. “The market is crying out for low-cost storage,” says Tim Slesinger, founder of easyStorage. He went back to basics to design a more efficient model. Tim is the founder of OSG, the document storage company that became market leader in 9 countries.
Lower cost and easier for customers
His model is based on storage Pods, which are taken to customers. “Customer are delighted that we collect. At our warehouses, they are stacked efficiently. Our prices are often 50 per cent lower than competitors.” Customers visit and we also return. We now have 5 centers in London and franchises in Liverpool and Enfield.”
Franchise director Nigel Dawson, has a wealth of experience gained with Boots, Guinot and the Dyno brand. “The package brings together all the elements needed for success, with a low initial investment.”
Discovery days will be held in London, Birmingham and Manchester. Reservation is advisable via the company website.
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