Spring Cleaning is an annual tradition for many. As consumers begin to clean out closets, pack up sweaters, and scrub baseboards – many are left searching for extra storage space. Just in time for this annual purge, SpareFoot, the largest marketplace for self-storage, introduces Full-Service Storage – a new on-demand offering for space-bereft consumers.
“As the top online and mobile storage comparison destination, we continue to see growing demand for storage from people across all ages and life transitions,” said SpareFoot CEO Chuck Gordon. “Self-storage facilities are filling up at record levels and we are excited to be the go-to marketplace for all storage options.”
Full-Service Storage is primarily for consumers who are looking for convenience – those that prefer to have their items loaded and transported to a secure facility. The service includes front door pickup, itemization, and prompt customer service. Some full-service companies also offer smartphone-accessible online inventories for easy reference.
According to a recent survey developed in partnership with TIME, 86.5 million Americans, or 42 percent of the U.S. adult population have used on-demand services like ride sharing, accommodation sharing, task services, short-term car rental or food/goods delivery at least once.
The self-storage industry is also healthier than ever with steady demand from consumers for extra space. According to the results of a 2016 self-storage forecast survey, nearly two-thirds of self-storage providers expect occupancies to hover between 90 and 95 percent this year. In addition, 87 percent of those that have used storage in the past believe they will again in the future according to a December 2015 survey conducted on behalf of SpareFoot.
“Each storage provider we add to SpareFoot strengthens our network and brings more consumers to the site. This creates new opportunities for our partners and more choices for our customers,” Gordon said. “Consumers have different needs when it comes to storage, and with similar pricing, the decision between self-storage and full-service often comes down to access vs. convenience. Whatever they choose, we’re pleased to be able to provide an option that will satisfy their needs.”
In addition to its network of more than 10,000 self-storage facilities, SpareFoot works with leading full-service providers across the U.S. Full-Service Storage is available in more than 30 of the largest U.S. metro areas, with rapid expansion into additional markets. To search for Full-Service Storage options near you, visit http://www.sparefoot.com.