easyStorage welcomes its first franchisees in Scotland
easyStorage is pleased to welcome its first franchisees in Scotland, Tariq Din and Shkoor Anwar, who will expand the reach of easyStorage’s no-frills, mobile storage facility. The depot based at Glasgow, will serve both the public and commercial businesses.
easyStorage, part of the easy family of brands founded by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, promises affordable self-storage, up to half the price of traditional storage facilities with an online fixed price booking service. The company explains that unlike traditional self-storage, easyStorage brings easyPods to the customer’s door, where items are loaded onboard and transported to an easyStorage secure facility.
By using easyPods, its storage depots are able to store more, as they can be stacked high and deep for maximum efficiency without wasting valuable real estate. With better space utilisation, easyStorage says it is then able to pass the savings it makes on to customers.
In addition, through easyStorage’s collection and return service, customers don’t have to do all the lifting and packing, resulting in a convenient service. Customers can also access their items whenever required at an easyStorage facility, with their easyPods transferred to a viewing area.
Prior to embarking on their venture, easyStorage says that the new franchisees have accumulated vast experience in sales and operations within retail, hospitality and business sectors, with multiple brands and FTSE companies and are the 14th franchisees to join the network.
Nigel Dawson, franchise director and co-founder of easyStorage, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Tariq and Shkoor as our newest franchisees and the first in Scotland to join the easyStorage team. They will be providing their customers in Glasgow with great customer service and a unique, well-priced storage solution.
“Our investment in technology, franchise support infrastructure, along with a well-known and trusted brand means that a franchise with easyStorage is able to launch from a position of strength.”
Din and Anwar’s easyStorage depot at Glasgow will be able to hold over 500 easyPods and will offer 24-hour security. Commenting on why they chose the franchise the pair said: “We were seeking a business model and brand that would have strong recognition and synergy with a product that would appeal to us and provide customers a great service.
“easyStorage fitted the bill; offering a business model that is stable and resilient, especially in the current climate and we are also delighted that we will be bringing easyStorage to Edinburgh next year.”
The company is looking to expand further and explains that its franchise is designed to offer a relatively low cost entry, with no requirement for franchisees to have their own warehouse initially, as it will provide storage facilities. easyStorage says that franchisees are given comprehensive training in business management and smart technology and have the chance to shadow existing franchisees.