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50% discount off first 8-weeks

Conveniently located nearby

Flexible terms available

20 different unit types available

Why self storage is ideal for Manchester’s online retailers

For Manchester’s ever-growing fleet of budding online entrepreneurs, self storage solutions are becoming a necessity to help cater for consumers’ insatiable desire to shop online. Whether you’re an online trader, an eBay seller or run an Amazon store, the flexibility of having a dedicated off-site storage space within Greater Manchester cannot be underestimated.

If you’re currently carrying stock, let’s face it, there’s only so much you can physically store in the garage or the box room. Space is not the only issue – you’re not giving your storage the protection it deserves in your home. In the event of flooding, fire or any other form of natural disaster, your stock could face possible ruin. Worse still, you’ll struggle to find a household insurance policy that’ll insure your stock.

However, for many online start-ups, renting commercial property is simply too much of a risk in terms of the overall cost. The last thing you want is to be tied into a long-term tenancy agreement if you’re still just dipping your toes into the water of e-commerce.

That’s where flexible and secure self storage comes in.

Unlike commercial property in Manchester which comes with additional fees for start-ups such as business rates, the only cost incurred when renting self storage space is VAT. Even then, providing your online business is VAT registered, that will have little impact to your bottom line.

It’s not just the cost savings that can add value to an online entrepreneur, it’s the peace of mind that their stock is entirely protected and secured – there when you need it and there when you don’t. It’s particularly valuable for online businesses that operate in more seasonal industries. For instance, if your business turns over 40% of its annual business in November and December, during the festive season, you can acquire your stock earlier in the year and rent self storage in Greater Manchester to keep it ready and waiting for when the demand spikes.

The location of your self storage unit is equally important. At Storage World, we’re extremely popular with online retailers because we’re so easily accessible from all four corners of Greater Manchester. Our latest space is just half-a-mile north of the city centre, so our entrepreneurial customers never have to worry too much about logistics.

If your online business is expanding but you’re not quite big enough to afford your own distribution centre or depot, why not consider self storage? Our flexible, secure space could save you time and money.


Secure Storage Solutions

Clean, safe and secure storage solution at an affordable price, highly recommend this place, very close to the heart of manchester, easy access in and out. Big thanks to Tricia and her team for sorting out my storage needs, very knowledgeable, professional and more importantly friendly.
Highly recommended.

Marcus Wong

A Quick and Easy Process

Quick and easy to reserve and simple sign up process when I arrived. I had under estimated my load size and needed more space which the guys on site quickly arranged for me. Very helpful and friendly staff. A recommended company

Alex Jones

Same Day Move In

Fantastic experience. Needed storage quickly and the staff were on hand to help get everything sorted as fast as possible – was in the same day. They even helped to make sure I got the right size unit so I didn’t over pay – they could have sold me a far bigger one but wanted to make sure I got the best deal and was happy – that doesn’t happen very often! Well Done!

Ed Green-Moore

Extremely Helpful Staff

Extremely helpful staff, talked me through everything, gave me a tour of the facility, the sign up process was very straight forward, and most important excellent value for money.

John O'neill

Trolleys and Good Lighting

Great storage with lots of trolleys and good lighting. Lots of parking bays so it is easy to park close to the storage unit entrance. A friendly and helpful team (Anthony and Nick) that get back to you quickly by email or phone.

Tanya Grenade

100% Recommended

100% recommend Storage World. The storage lockers are well priced, secure and very clean. The facility is well set up to make loading and unloading very straight forward. Jeni on the desk was so increddibly helpful and went out of her way to make sure we were well set up and happy. Thanks very much to all at Storage World and particularly Jeni!

Tom Daubney

Business Self Storage

Can’t praise the guys enough, Tricia initially found me a unit over year ago and patiently kept me up to date on availability as I was unable to move my business as quickly as I’d hoped. All the staff are friendly and helpful. A safe and clean place to work.

Joanne Beswick