We understand that choosing the right self-storage unit can be tricky, but it is important to make an intentional decision so that you do not have to pay any additional cost for the extra space you do not need. If it is your first time renting a self-storage unit, here are three smart tips to help you choose the ideal unit.

Take note of what you are planning to store

Before getting a storage quotation, you should consider what you are planning to store. You can start by making a list of the items or number of boxes you need to use. Boxes can be stacked and piled in most cases, so if you only have a few boxes, a small walk-in or locker storage unit might just be sufficient.

owever, if you are planning to store odd-sized items or furniture, make sure you are aware of the exact dimensions (with added buffer) before you find a storage unit size. If your items are temperature sensitive, it would be important to store them in a cool and air-conditioned temperature storage unit.

Take a look at the storage size estimator 

Most self-storage providers will showcase their general storage size estimator on their website to give their customers a feel of the available storage sizes. Consider looking at the storage size estimator to get a rough sense of what storage sizes best fit your needs.

Take a look at our size estimator here for reference. Usually, the size estimator page will provide a storage size measurement and simple information such as how many boxes can the particular unit fit. If you are unsure about what storage size you need, you should always contact the storage provider for more assistance. If you need to have an estimate on the storage cost, you can also submit a web quote as seen here, and you will receive a free web quotation within 1 minute!

Visit the storage provider to have a tour around the facility

If you are unsure about the storage sizes you need, visit the storage provider to tour the self-storage facility. During the visit, you will see the various storage sizes in person and have a real feel of the storage sizing.

During your tour, ensure that the storage unit facility has certain features such as CCTV, insurance, pin code or card access to the storage unit area. These safety and security features are essential as they will give you peace of mind knowing that you have stored your items in safe and secure storage space.

For more information on choosing the right storage size, feel free to visit any of our storage facilities to have a personalised storage tour or call us at 1300 22 0288.

Our friendly Customer Service Executive will assist you through your storage journey and find you the best fitting unit for your storage needs.

 

Held on November 11 every year, more commonly referred to as 11.11, it’s the one day in the year when you will see massive discounts on all shopping platforms—both physical and e-commerce. 11.11 Global Shopping Festival is a day that most businesses will not miss out after seeing the popularity of the sales and the amount of sales volume one can earn in just one day. As such, it is critical to prepare well ahead of 11.11 if you own a business. Here are three tips to get you started.

  1. Optimise your website and app for mobile use

Based on statistics, people buy a lot of things online and with time, it seems like more people are making those orders through their mobile phones. That is why it is important that businesses perfect their mobile experience so that there is a higher conversion rate when consumers enter the web store or app interface.

Prior to the 11.11 sales period, businesses should make sure that their pages and products are well laid out. From showcasing the best deals to the best-selling products, your business should have clear headings and consistent branding across web pages. This will be useful for SEO purposes too. Businesses should also ensure that the website and app have a good loading speed and do not crash upon a large-scale web volume entering the page.

  1. Advertise and communicate your promotional deals early

Despite being called the 11.11 sale, we all know that many businesses will tend to launch their pre-sale deals before the actual 11.11 sale date. A savvy shopper will definitely scour various sites to see what deals are worth buying. It would be strategic for businesses to advertise and communicate their promotional deals early. Advertisements should be done on relevant social media platforms and platforms your target audiences tend to see and engage in. With these advertisements, you might also reach out to new audiences or audiences that tend to have similar behaviours as your current customers. These will help boost your sales volumes as 11.11 might be a good time for new customers to try out new products they have been wanting to test.

Businesses can also engage Key Opinion Leaders (KOL) and influencers to reach out to the mass audience. It is key to reach out to the right audience if you are selling a niche or specific item to ensure that you will achieve a good sales volume during the sales period.

  1. Ensure that you bring in enough business stock

If you are running an 11.11 promotion or a special deal, always ensure sufficient inventory for those items that are high in customer demand or under the sales or flash deal category. With sufficient goods available, you will be able to fulfil all of your business enquiries and sales faster too! For those in the dropshipping industry, it is also good to prepare a storage space in advance so that you will not have storage issues when all your goods arrive.

If you are looking for reliable and safe storage space, you can always try Extra Space Asia Self StorageExtra Space Asia is the region’s dominant operator in self-storage solutions.

Today, Extra Space Asia has 72 facilities across Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Taiwan and Japan. With a wide selection of storage solutions and flexible plans to choose from, you will be able to find a suitable storage unit to store your business inventory. Check out our 5 storage facilities located around Malaysia, accessible 24 hours for customers and highly safe & secure too!

Psst… if you have read till here, we have some good news to share! We will also be having some exciting 11.11 deals in November. So, do keep a lookout if you are looking for extra space this November.

We’ve been waiting for this day for a while now. Can we say it? Dare we say it? Yes, we dare – Extra Space Ampang is officially up and running! Located in the heart of Ampang, within LOGOS Distribution Centre where parking is aplenty, you can find us at the Basement Level. We’ve spruced up the area and everyone is welcomed to pay a visit!

Catering to the growing demand for self-storage space, Extra Space Ampang now plays home to Extra Space Asia’s 5th facility in Malaysia, less than a year after Extra Space Kota Damansara was opened. This expansion comes at a time where property prices are booming and space is fast becoming scarce. Our aim is to help customers enjoy having ample space – at affordable prices.

Some may equate affordability with lack of quality – but that is not the case with Extra Space Asia. Security has always been our top priority, and it is one area we will never compromise on. We understand the importance ensuring our customers have peace of mind when storing with us, thus the reason why we constantly strive to ensure everything is well-taken care of. We have CCTVs monitoring the area round-the-clock. Nothing shall go unnoticed! Only customers are able to access the storage area with their unique pin, and there is a secondary layer of security in the form of a personal lock and key for their very own storage unit.

The best part about storing with us is that it is highly convenient for our customers as they can come and go as they please! There is no limit to the number of times that our customers can access, which makes it incredibly easy for business owners who need to access their inventories multiple times a day.

Wait, that’s not all! Saving the best for the last – classic marketing tactic. We have a new product offering exclusively at Ampang, which is something we call Warehouse Storage! With sizes starting from as small as 1,000 sqft, customers are given the flexibility and opportunity to customize and choose the exact size they need! Our prices are super competitive as well – from as low as RM2 per sqft! This is perfect for aspiring and potential business owners, who need a larger space for their inventories!

All in all, Extra Space Asia is the only self-storage company you will ever need. From sizes as small as 12 sqft, to as large as 1,000 sqft or more, we’ve got you covered! Contact us today at +603 2027 4715 or email us at ampang@extraspaceasia.com to find out more. Free coffee available for those who’d prefer to drop by! Hope to see you soon!

 

Extra Space Ampang - Reception

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