When Will Renters Leave?
When renters come into the storage facility and reserve a unit, do they know how long they will be staying? Most renters will say they know exactly how long they will stay in the storage unit but they will most likely be wrong. The customer may have an idea of how long they will stay but may stay longer or shorter depending upon circumstances which arise, some out of their control. Customers want to believe they will only be storing their belongings for the minimum amount of time because they don’t want to spend more money than they need to or have already budgeted for. Another reason is the customer believes the reason they need a storage unit will be resolved sooner rather than later.
Customers typically rent a storage unit for about 8 months, as is the industry average. Surely most people do not believe they will be renting a storage unit for that long, so why do they end up staying past their own deadlines? Many reasons come to mind; people move frequently, downsizing, marriage, divorce, transferred, a move fell through and countless other reasons. Renters store their items with the intention of taking them out quickly but inevitably something else arises. The cycle can continue on and on for several months.
Self storage managers can entice customers to stay longer as well by offering lower rates if the customer wants to leave. Customers may feel a lower rate is worth keeping their items in storage rather than moving possessions over and over. It is easier for customers to continue storing where they are than to remove items only have to store them again in the near future. Some renters may even forget they have items in storage because they have been there so long.
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