Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Negotiating Self Storage Rates

Self storage is a big industry. While going a storage unit, it is good to negotiate on self storage rates. Check out the few points below:

1. Shop around online: Finding the best storage facility for your needs can be tough. There are a number of factors to consider, and few online resources outline everything you need to know about a storage unit.

2. Find the best posted price: Even if you’ve already decided on a storage facility, it’s worth taking a quick look online to see if any special lower rates are posted. Some storage facilities have seperate walk-in rates and promotional rates, much like any other service business looking to promote itself.

3. Go for a group discount or referral bonus: Get three or more people on board, find a storage facility that meets everyone’s needs and ask the manager about a group discount. Any facility with a few vacant units would gladly take the small hit in profit margin to rent three or more units at once.

4. Lock in a lower rate with a longer-term contract: While most storage facilities rent on a month-to-month basis, some storage facilities offer a formal discount for your commitment to a longer time period.

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