Technology has changed the landscape of how entrepreneurs do business. Many times, if a business has a presence on the Internet, they do not need a physical store or office space. But if they sell products, they still need a place to store their inventory. Sunnyside Self Storage in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, is adapting their business model to accommodate these types of businesses.
Sunnyside recently opened a suite of storage options that meet these new types of needs. Businesses wanting to store inventory can rent various sizes of storage units from a 3’ x 4’ unit up to one that is 10’ x 24’. The contracts offer flexible short-term month-to-month renting options. This gives businesses a safe place to store products for only as long as needed and without having to rent more expensive space in an office building. As the business grows, it is easy for them to move into a larger storage unit.
Because they have a dedicated on-site manager, Sunnyside Self Storage can accept and sign for currier shipments. This allows the business owner the convenience of having orders delivered to the site without having to be present to receive it.
Sunnyside provides an online payment system for their customers using the SiteLink self storage management software. After setting up their online account, customers can make a payment, view their payment history, or e-mail the site manager when necessary.
Sunnyside Self Storage also recently opened a new, expanded moving supply showroom. They have a larger selection of different sizes of moving boxes, packing supplies, locks, and trailer hitches.
They extended their business hours because they realized that their customers needed better access to their storage units. They will open an hour earlier and stay open an hour later on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Their business hours are now Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 pm., Thursday through Saturday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Founded in 1979, Sunnyside Self Storage is family owned and operated. All of Sunnyside’s storage units are ground-level and have easy drive-up access. They offer free moving dollies to customers who need them. They have 24-hour video surveillance and a fully fenced and gated yard. The gate requires a personal security pass code which helps keep the facility and customers’ belongings safe and secure.