Full-service storage, also known as on demand storage, is one of many storage solutions offered by today’s growing commercial and personal storage industries. One out of every 10 Americans rent offsite storage. Full-service storage has been a rising trend due to the convenience the service offers, especially among the Millennial generation, who are willing to pay a little more for the convenience.
But how does it work?
A typical on demand storage company will pick up, store, and then return your items upon demand. All you, as the customer, have to do is pack up your items at home. The company will take care of everything else, bringing a truck to load up to your home and will haul your belongings to a secure storage facility safely.
It’s easy, cost-efficient, and you never have to leave your home to store or receive your items. The only real drawback is that you can’t visit the facility yourself, you have to demand your possessions to be delivered to you.
This is to protect them from any potential thieves that may enter the building. No one outside of the company personnel is allowed on site.
Often this delivery can be free for a few times a month, then begin to cost money after the set amount of times has been met. This can vary from company to company, so it’s recommended that you ask before hand.
In recent years, technology has become a larger part of the industry. Some of these full-storage businesses have opened up the usage of smartphone apps to enable customers to track inventories, and request items to be returned from their phones. In addition to that, the companies have also started creating their own back-end software to help manage inventory.
Often, you will be charged based on the amount of storage that you need or request. Paying for a certain size of space for your specific belongings. The amount of money that you pay will vary depending on the company your city. Some companies have other methods of payment and other varying factors in their cost calculation.
If you’re interested in learning more about self-storage facilities, the pricing of the spaces, or just general questions about the process, feel free to contact us. We’ll be glad to help.