Manhattan Mini Storage, which operates 17 self-storage facilities throughout New York City, is expanding its business services for commercial-storage customers. The company now offers outbound package shipping for DHL Express, FedEx and UPS; free shelves and hanging rods for use inside storage units; electricity on select unit sizes; and unlimited rides and priority reservations on the “Storage Taxi,” an oversized minivan that transports customers and their belongings to and from their storage space. Manhattan Mini also provides free WiFi, oversized loading docks and elevators, no-fee onsite parking, complimentary package acceptance, and onsite print, copy and fax services.
“We feel like we’ve been the best-kept secret for many business owners and managers in Manhattan for years,” said Stacy Stuart, executive vice president of marketing and human resources for Edison Properties, Manhattan Mini’s parent company. “They use us for everything from file and records storage to inventory warehousing to storing supplies and equipment. So we’re really responding to the needs of our existing customers while also reaching out to new clients from New York’s business community. We want to let them know how much easier we can make running your business.”
The company also offers extended facility hours. “All [facilities] are open 365 days a year, many 24 hours a day. The rest have extended business hours, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. In a city like New York, where people work night and day, we’re ideally suited for business-storage clients,” she said.
Founded in 1978, Manhattan Mini Storage is part of the Edison Properties network of businesses. Edison also operates Edison ParkFast, a network of 40 garages and lots throughout Baltimore, New York City and Northeast New Jersey. Its other properties include workspace offices, executive offices and pre-built suites, The Hippodrome office building, and The Ludlow, a luxury residential high-rise on the Lower East Side.