Now that we have created a buzz and populated our site with fantastic storage spaces, we will turn our attention to supporting storage seekers to use Storemates over commercial self storage. Interestingly we seemed to have created an imbalance with more storage providers than storage seekers using our site at present. Storage seekers have seemed to require a bit more convincing to take the plunge and be diverted away from the many commercial storage special offers available even if they are more expensive in the long term.
Our market research of storage seekers has told us that they are looking for much cheaper deals, more personal information about storage providers in order to build up trust and a better fit of storage type within a closer proximity to them – usually within a mile. So we have turned our attention to helping storage providers adapt their listings so they can better meet their needs. As a result we have sent a guide to all Storage Providers entitled “Ten things you can do to improve your rental prospects” which is jammed full of useful tips such as how to ‘humanise your storage listing’, how to set a competitive price, and how to use social media to maximise your reach. These are all available to view on our Useful Guides section too http://www.storemates.co.uk/useful-guides/
If you are a storage seeker and would like to tell us a little about what would work for you, why not complete our quick 3 question survey here http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CNTHJ8Y This will enable us to tailor our services to meet your needs.