Several students require storeroom facilities. This is because most of them who move to other cities to pursue higher studies need student storage for storing and safekeeping of their belongings not only during vacations but also during normal days. Some of them have short term needs while others have long term requirements for storing and safekeeping. In order to attend to these needs, various warehouses offer special schemes and facilities for students looking for storerooms. Some facilities offer discounts to students, while some others offer free pickup and delivery options and small sized units designed specifically in accordance with the need of students. All this is done to attract students as their customers. This not only helps the store house owners improve their occupancy levels but also provides them an opportunity to make a good impression on students who might be their future customers later in life.
Let us look at some of the reasons why student storage is so essential-
Space Constraint In Hostel Or Rented Accommodation
As discussed earlier, since many people travel to other cities for their studies, they either stay in-campus accommodation like hostel or off-campus accommodation like a rented apartment. Normally, the space available for students in the hostel is limited. Even, if people decide to stay in a rented accommodation, they try to keep their rent at the minimum by sharing the space with their friends, thus leading to reduced storing capacity. This results in the need for an additional space for storing goods like course books, posters, pictures, computer etc. and hence creates the need for student storage . Students who are interested in sports or music will definitely own some sports equipment or musical instruments. Storing of such goods also needs additional space. Students generally prefer air-conditioned store units to store their books, documents, musical instruments, computer, CDs, DVDs etc. Such items need to be kept at optimum temperature and humidity in a dust free environment to protect them from damage.
Temporary Shifting Of Goods To Save On Rent During Vacations
If a student is staying in a rented apartment for studies, during the vacations when he or she is not using the apartment, they would like to save on rent. Since the rent charged by a warehouse is comparatively lesser than the rent for the apartment, it makes sense to shift the personal belongings to a nearby safekeeping facility till the holidays are over. This helps the students reduce their expenses. Even in case of hostel accommodation, this type of arrangement during the holidays helps in reducing expenses.
Since both the reasons are linked to reduction in expenses, it is obvious that the students will prefer to hire a warehouse unit which will charge less rent per unit area. This forces the warehouse owners to search for opportunities of reducing costs. Moreover, the younger generation is very particular about the features and quality of services offered and hence the student storage has two conflicting requirement, one is lowering the cost and the other is providing high tech facilities and good quality services to their younger customers.
In short, even though students are only a small contributor to the whole warehouse industry, still student storage has become a very important segment of the warehouse industry. This is because they are short term users giving better returns as compared to the long term users like families and companies. Moreover, it gives an opportunity to the warehouse owners to make these students their customers for life.
Disclamer: This entry is intended to promote our partner StorageMart and some or all participants received compensation.