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Storebox is the first completely digital self-storage solution in Europe. Customers can secure and comfortably store your precious possessions in the individual cabins in sizes from 1 to 30 sq. mtrs. Thanks to the innovative access system, they can enter the locations and cabin 24/7. The modern sensor system monitors the temperature and humidity of eachunit around the clock. In addition each cabin has certain insurance protection.
Franchising is a partnership designed to achieve joint long-term business success. It is based on the partnership of independent business owners who pursue a common goal – namely, to implement a successful concept in a manner that is profitable for everyone. This is a partnership-based sales system that allows a new business owner to use an already established business concept in return for a fee. The franchisees (also called franchise partners) implement this franchise concept as independent business owners in their location on their own and line with the system, drawing on the franchisor's experience as well as on the benefits of its system. In addition, the franchisee receives ongoing advice and support from the franchisor.
According to the “Verband Deutscher Self Storage Unternehmen e.V.” (German Association for Self Storage Companies), the term refers to someone storing their items in individual rental cabins of various sizes. Private individuals, as well as businesses, can store their belongings with great flexibility. The rental boxes can be locked, are dry and most of them are under video surveillance.
Residential and storage space is becoming increasingly scarce as a result of increasing urbanization and the continued growth of the population. Nevertheless, material possessions play a major role in today's society. People tend to identify themselves and their lifestyle with specific brands, they engage in a lot of sports, and they usually own several household appliances. As a result, the need for flexible and inexpensive storage solutions has emerged.
Our vision is to grow through our franchise system to become the largest and most innovative urban logistics network in Europe. We are currently already the market leader in local self-storage in the German-speaking region, which is also attributable to our franchise partners. In order to be able to offer a network of storage spaces with the highest possible coverage, we rely on our franchise partners who can establish their own Storebox with our support.
In order to ensure long-term organic growth and a spirit of fairness towards all franchise partners, Storebox guarantees territorial protection. This makes it possible to establish multiple Storeboxes with different franchise partners, even in large cities, without competing with each other. Defined territory boundaries provide transparency and establish a level playing field for each new franchise partner. Territory protection also provides contractual security for both the franchise partner as well as the franchisor. Of course, each franchise partner is entitled to their own sales territory. This covers 30,000 inhabitants around one location. The exact definition of territorial protection varies from property to property, but ultimately always covers 30,000 inhabitants.
The total investment dependends on the location and size of your site. Experience has shown that the necessary investment volume starts at EUR 80,000. The indicated costs also include the franchise license fee, as well as the (re)construction of the Storebox branch.
Of course, no one has to sign a contract that they have not read thoroughly beforehand. As part of the application process, you will be given an insight into our franchise agreement and can also have it reviewed. The contract was also closely scrutinised in the course of the system check by the Austrian and German Franchise Associations.
The Storebox franchise concept is 100 % suitable for part-time self-employment. Even with a full-time job, there is still enough time for friends, leisure and family. The average workload is about five hours per week. However, not every week is the same - there are weeks when you only invest a few hours in your Storebox, and then there are weeks that are a little more time-consuming. Generally, however, you are able to organise your time freely.
The principal task of the Storebox franchise headquarters is to provide active and ongoing guidance and support to its franchise partners. In addition to the continuous development of the system, it also provides swift and expert support when it comes to dealing with the needs of the franchise partners. It also ensures optimally standardised business processes and offers comprehensive strategic decision-making aids, enabling franchise partners to concentrate on their core activities. As a franchisor, Storebox is responsible for the Storebox property rights, which also include trademark protection, territorial protection and customer protection.
Just like the franchisor, the franchisee is committed to active participation in the system. A one-time payment, known as the franchise license fee, as well as the ongoing franchise fees of 10 % of net sales are paid every month in order to enjoy all the services provided by the headquarters. The franchisee then applies the Storebox franchise concept in line with the specifications. The franchisee acts as an independent business owner, operating on its own behalf and for its own account, notwithstanding its contractual obligations. The franchisee will be supported in all aspects of the business – from the signing of the contract to the ongoing operation of day-to-day business.
As a franchisee, it is your responsibility to ensure a brand-consistent external appearance. Quality assurance in day-to-day operations is a crucial responsibility to ensure that your business meets the standards of the Storebox brand. You will regularly communicate with the franchise headquarters to exchange information and discuss business developments. Participation in training, further education, and the annual convention is necessary to expand your knowledge and ensure the success of your franchise operation.
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