The old business model is changing in many ways. Long gone are the days where you can succeed simply eyeing large profits. The public wants a genuine business that cares about giving back. Self storage customers, The Monthly Tee Club, have started their fast growing business based on a desire to spread creativity and help others along the way.
With their #Tee4aTeeProject, the Tee Club was able to connect with potential customers in ways your standard business simply can’t. “We like to think that we are providing a model for businesses of the future whereby they can satisfy their profit requirements while also engaging with their local community in a meaningful way,” said owner Rick Chebrika.
At Monthly Tee Club, you share your interests with them and they will mail you a t-shirt once a month that is unique, just like your interests. In the process they also pledge to donate clothes to the homeless for every month you’re a member. A real pay it forward (or Store it Forward as we like to say) mentality that has grown immensely since 2015.
Room to Grow, No Contract Required
They’re also taking full advantage of an ability to scale their business without increasing their physical footprint. Ask anyone who studies the landscape of businesses and they’ll tell you it’s a new golden age for entrepreneurs. With services like Etsy, Amazon & Ebay, it’s easier than ever to scale your customer base – but to continually fill orders and keep growing, you’re going to need extra space to spread out.
So you have a great idea and are ready to launch your new business website…but are you prepared for success? That’s where the self storage industry has played a little-known but very important role in the growth of online retailers. “As a start-up business, we were reluctant to take on an inflexible and costly office lease,” Chebrika continued. “Instead, we decided to make the move into self storage. Now we sign, seal and deliver all of our bespoke t-shirts from the comfort of our two storage units.”
Storage for Business Owners
According to the Self Storage Association, it is estimated that nearly 20% of all self storage customers in the UK alone are home to successful online retailers and other businesses benefitting from the extra space. We’re proud to say we have several businesses that enjoy benefits like no contract and over 30 storage sizes—only renting the exact amount of extra space they need for exactly as long as they need it.
Where can your business grow with the help of storage? Let us help! Find a storage unit near you and lock in a discount today.