With nearly 20 years of storage industry experience, I have worked both in the business, and on the business and know all too well the pressures placed on storage operators when it comes to the sale or disposal of abandoned/ unpaid storage units. The process can be stressful, labour intensive and time consuming. In some cases, the mere threat of legal action can be debilitating for some storage operators. This can sometimes lead to non-action, with a flow on effect of increased debt levels and the loss of income.
I also know Aussie`s love chasing a bargain and hunting for treasures and that’s why I launched iBidOnStorage.com.au.
iBidOnStorage is Australia’s only online auction platform ‘dedicated to the storage industry, specialising in storage unit auctions’. A platform that delivers a marketplace where both Sellers and Buyers of storage units can benefit and prosper.
Our site is designed to give the Seller greater control over the auction process, by giving them full access to their own account and allowing them to set their own auction parameters. Sellers will also benefit through increased exposure. A bigger audience means the potential of more buyers. More buyers lead to a more competitive auction, which in-turn drives a higher selling price. In addition, faster turn-around times mean the Seller can re-rent their storage unit quicker than ever before.
Buyers, whether they be second hand dealers or bargain hunters, do not have to be physically present to place a bid. They will be able to bid from the comfort of their own home or office. We will even notify our Buyers when new auctions start (and are about to close) in their area.
And best of all, iBidOnStorage will host nothing but storage unit auctions. Gone will be the risk of auctions going unnoticed or unfound on sites that sell everything from cars, trucks and boats, through to electrical goods, fine art and collectibles.
Unpaid rents and abandoned storage units are a part of a self-storage operators life, but don’t have to be a burden.