On demand commercial storage helping businesses make money from idle space
- Written by Rumesha Kashif
Blake Weston, after working in the warehouse and logistics industry for years, spotted a gap in the market he knew he could fill. Many businesses and warehouses had unused space sitting idle, and many businesses were paying expensive leases on spaces that were often left empty.
As a solution to this problem, Weston created Find Fill Storage, an innovative platform that connects businesses with extra stock to warehouses and commercial sites with spare space. Find Fill Storage is essentially storage on demand. According to Blake, “just think Airbnb for commercial storage.”
Operating Australia wide, Find Fill Storage has already begun to turn the industry on its head.
“I just knew that there was a solution to this issue of unused space and expensive leases,” Blake Weston said today.
“So I created Find Fill Storage, and I made it as fair and simple as possible: long or short term storage, no lock in contracts, and every important document in a single place on the Find Fill Storage platform.
“Our motto is ‘store anything, anywhere, anytime’.
“There are businesses and warehouses all over the country with spare space which is sitting idle. Instead of sitting on empty space, businesses could be making money from renting out their space.
“Find Fill Storage gives all types of businesses and warehouses the opportunity to make money from idle space.”
Businesses with stock that needs storing can search for warehouses, filtering by location, accreditation, and warehouse type. The Find Fill Storage platform allows them to send quotes directly to warehouses, arrange in and outbound movement, and pay bills, all in a single place.
This service is perfect for small to medium businesses with small amounts of stock, and for businesses that have outgrown their current warehouse space, but don’t want to take out another expensive lease.
Businesses and warehouse owners can use the platform to accept quotes on their own time, arrange movements, and enjoy the convenience of automated invoicing and billing.
“Traditional warehousing is one of those systems that is far more complicated than it needs to be,” Blake added.
“Find Fill Storage is simplifying everything: businesses pay only for the pallets they use, meaning they’re never paying for space that’s sitting empty.
“Businesses and warehouses can set their own rates for labour and weekly storage, and manage it all on one platform.
“Find Fill is simply good for businesses and good for warehouses.
“Already, we are experiencing extraordinary growth, saving businesses thousands of dollars and helping businesses to make thousands of dollars in the process.
“Nearly all businesses have to order in stock which they can’t store on site. We enable businesses to find a place where they can store the items until they need to use them. They only pay for the storage while the items are being stored and we can arrange to collect and deliver them as well. It is a brilliant system which will revolutionise storage and warehousing in this country.”