As we approach the end of the year, it is time to look ahead and prepare for the opportunities that 2024 will bring. One strategic move that can significantly boost your storage business is to order portable containers now for the upcoming year. Prepare your business for peak season to ensure a successful and organized 2024.
Springtime brings an increased demand for storage solutions. Businesses and individuals are cleaning, renovating, and relocating during this time. Ordering your moving containers in advance ensures you have a wide range of options for your customers. So, what do you need to do to prepare your operations for peak moving season? Here is a simple step-by-step guide:
Evaluate your portable storage lot or warehouse. Now is a suitable time for the care and maintenance of your existing storage containers. Take a good look at each unit for wear and tear and make any updates necessary. If you use portable storage software, it can let you know what maintenance is due. It may be time to retire some of your older storage units. And if most of your containers are rented, it may be time to scale up your business and tap into revenue opportunities. Portable storage software can also give you data to forecast the need for more containers. You will have access to historical data on your containers to learn what sizes are renting more frequently from your business.
Once you know the quantity of units you need, figure out how much it will be to order portable containers for your business. Whether you are looking to buy, build, or expand your portable storage business with new containers, you will need to secure funding. If you are not paying in cash, there are several equipment financing options. We recommend looking for a lender who works in the storage industry. Small Business Administration (SBA) loans are great for portable storage businesses. The SBA offers loans to small businesses that may not qualify for traditional bank loans. Often used for commercial real estate and new construction, SBA 7(a) and SBA 504 loans are designed to help small businesses obtain funding for various purposes, such as starting a new business, expanding existing operations, or buying assets.
One of the key factors for ordering your portable storage is its delivery. Firstly, be sure your business is ready to receive the delivery of your newly ordered units. Boxwell’s containers are delivered flat-packed to allow for economical shipping. To prepare your business for delivery and installation, simply clear out an area for Boxwell’s “white glove” installation service. Each one of Boxwell’s convenient storage solutions takes less than 30 minutes to assemble, using just a few dozen nuts and bolts, and basic tools to assemble. A Boxwell representative can meet you on-site to assist with building and placing your storage units.
Once your units are ready to rent, you will also want to secure delivery to/from your customers. Portable storage operators have options when it comes to delivery. New delivery systems make the process streamlined and turnkey. This is because of recent advancements in technology and materials. Portable storage operators either use a rollback tow truck, a semi-trailer truck, or a Mule delivery system. And did you know that the units can stack 3-high when loaded? In addition, portable containers have a lot of options for securing items inside, which helps ease mobility. Features may include receiver tubes, d-rings, tie down rings, vents, 3M vinyl decals, and a door latch.
Did you know you can customize your containers? Boxwell offers custom sizes, colors, and decals. Be sure to take advantage of Boxwell’s free in-house design services to streamline the branding to all four sides of your moving containers. Need to design a portable storage logo? With your vision in mind, our designers will create one that stands out against the competition. Work closely with the design and development team to create renderings that include materials, finishes, and branding options, ensuring your storage units are not just functional but also contribute to your long-term revenue goals.
There are different property management styles to choose from: traditional, on-site management, automated facility management, or a combination of the two. On-site property management is dedicated personnel present at the storage facility to handle day-to-day operations, interact with customers, and address any issues or concerns on the spot. Automated management has come a long way over the years. Remote management solutions help facilities save money, time, and headaches. It can help with quoting, scheduling, billing, and inventory, bookkeeping, customer service, revenue management, maintenance consulting services, and marketing.
Before you order portable storage containers for 2024, be sure to assess your needs, explore your options, and choose a reputable provider like Boxwell. Not all portable storage units are created equally or with the same kind of materials. Some movable units will age, warp, and become damaged sooner than those made with high-grade materials. Boxwell’s units are tested for long-term durability. We use the highest-grade steel available, which makes them some of the longest lasting containers on the market. Our solid, weather-resistant portable storage containers are ideal for businesses that move and store containers. Available in a variety of sizes with custom branding, they can be stacked 3-high when fully loaded.
Boxwell is a leading global provider of portable and relocatable self-storage solutions designed to cater to the diverse needs of businesses worldwide. Our extensive reach encompasses storage facilities across various regions, spanning America, Australia, Canada, Europe, Ireland, Germany, the Middle East, the United Kingdom, and beyond. What sets Boxwell apart is our commitment to delivering fully customizable, exceptionally durable, and effortlessly movable storage solutions that meet the unique demands of every client. So, you can focus on running your operation!
Order your portable storage containers and enjoy peace of mind for the peak season ahead. Make sure your storage solutions can withstand the test of time and provide reliable service to your clients. Work with a Boxwell representative to decide your ideal unit mix, custom colors, door conﬁgurations and more. Your Boxwell storage units will be shipped flat packed and assembled fast with just a few dozen nuts, bolts, and basic tools. You will be ready to rent them in no time! Check out boxwell.co or call (303) 317-5850 for more information.