iBOXED Self Storage
Co-founders Ian and Noor utilised our BOX+ service to diversify and begin their new venture into self storage.
Business partners Noor Rashid and Ian Harriman have a significant background developing properties for commercial, residential, and industrial purposes in and around Teesside.
After purchasing land in Ingleby Barwick to use as a development site, it quickly became apparent that this would no longer be viable given the price increases of materials and labour following the Covid-19 pandemic.
Following a conversation Ian had with his friend Johnathan Bulmer, the founder of Cleveland Containers, his eyes were opened to the booming industry of self storage, and the increased requirement for self storage sites all over the UK. With this prime location already in their possession, next to a growing and densely populated area, they could see the immediate opportunity and potential of diversifying into the storage market and opening a storage site on their land.
Ian and Noor began ordering shipping containers from us, utilising the new service we have launched for self storage operators, BOX+, to get their site up and running and their business fully operational.
The BOX+ service from Cleveland Containers has been extremely helpful and supported us in our self storage journey. It has given us access to the key members of the team to assist us with our site design, our marketing, and getting customers in our boxes. The team is always on hand to provide support whatever that might be.
Noor Rashid, Co-founder of iBOXED Self Storage
BOX+ supports current self storage operators and landowners who wish to diversify into the industry by providing them with everything they need to set up and run a simple, remotely operated, and profitable business.
By connecting iBOXED with leading industry suppliers who provide offsite management tools such as an all-in-one website and customer database, as well as bespoke security and access packages, Noor and Ian are equipped with the tools they need to run their site remotely.
We also supported iBOXED with its marketing and advertising efforts, greatly improving its online and offline presence. The joint efforts of iBOXED and the team at Cleveland Containers, saw the occupancy rate increase by 420% in just three months.
The successful launch of iBOXED demonstrates the power of BOX+ and how easy it can be to launch or expand a self storage business when you have the backing of the Cleveland team.
The marketing efforts implemented for iBOXED Self Storage have led to remarkable results, with a staggering 420% increase in occupancy achieved over the past three months. Through strategic actions such as updating website content, creating engaging social media graphics, running targeted paid social media advertising, and designing attention-grabbing flyers, the marketing campaign has successfully transformed the company's performance. The impact of these efforts has positioned iBOXED as a strong self storage contender in Teesside.
Lewis Pennicott, Marketing Director at Cleveland Containers