Did you know that it’s possible to tap into a 3 billion dollar industry that compliments towing by utilizing your existing resources? The portable self storage industry is barely 15 years old and growing rapidly. A new company called Snappy Box Moving and Storage, is making it easy for towing operators to use the resources they already have (such as standard rollback trucks and a storage yard) to easily generate additional revenue simply by adding portable storage units.
Portable Storage was created to provide a more convenient option for customers needing self-storage. The portable storage container is brought to the customer’s home or business where they packit up. Once it is packed, it can be stored at the customer’s property or brought back to a portable storage company’s secure outdoor storage lot or warehouse.
Portable Storage containers are extremely durable, typically have a 30 year life cycle, are waterproof, secure, can carry up to 10,000 pounds and withstand winds up to 120 miles an hour. They are commonly 12, 16, and 20 feet in length.
Portable Storage compliments the Towing Industry perfectly and helps operators have a more stable and diverse revenue stream. The typical portable storage container rents for $170 per month and staysrented an average of 6 months. That is $1020 on average of gross revenue generated off just 1 container rented. Multiply this by 50, 100, or 200 containers and towing operators can generate a significant profit.
Towing Operators can get into the portable self-storage industry with significantly reduced investmentcompared to companies that only do Portable Storage like PODS® and 1-800-Pack-Rat®. Most portable storage companies require an initial startup cost of more than $3 Million dollars in order to purchase a suitable facility, buy specialized trucks, a forklift, purchase 300-400 containers and hire staff. This is the cost to just get many of these franchise locations to break even. Under the SnappyBox® model, Tow Operators can break even with as few as 6 containers rented and this factors in the cost of financing. SnappyBox® makes it easy for Towing Operators who already have rollback trucks, drivers, and extra space on a secure lot to add portable storage to their existing business. They provide a good source of high quality, light weight, containers that are specifically designed to be moved loaded with rollback trucks. They also manage all aspects of the portable storage business so the tow operator canfocus on their towing operation. They have 10 years of experience in the portable storage industry andthey use this knowledge to provide a turn-key, full service Portable Self-Storage Management program to Tow Operators. To find out more about their services, check them out at snappybox.com/towing.
If you are looking for a way to diversify your towing business, create another source of revenue for your business and utilize your trucks and drivers through slow times, then SnappyBox® Moving and Storage may be a great solution for you. To find out more about their services, check them out at snappybox.com/towing or call them at 888-363-2720.