Self-storage operators have long relied on add-on profit centers to generate extra revenue for their businesses. Among the most popular? The sale of retail merchandise. Offering an assortment of supplies—boxes, tape, bubble wrap, labels, markers, mattress covers and more—to people who are moving and packing is a no-brainer. Plus, facilities of all sizes can take advantage of this money-maker.
In a recent thread on Self-Storage Talk, the industry’s largest online community, members are discussing the products they carry, where they purchase supplies and how they determine the mark-up price. Join this conversation to get tips and share advice for an attractive, well-stocked and profitable retail-sales center. (Photo courtesy of BoxVault Self Storage in Miami)