Moving Solutions Franchise: Earn Income Helping Homeowners Move

August 13, 2019

People pay for convenience, and providing it for them is a no-brainer for earning income. It’s a simple concept that has launched an untold number of successful businesses. It’s why more and more restaurants are adding delivery options. And with people moving for all sorts of reasons, convenience is a primary reason that a moving solutions franchise is a moneymaker. In the case of storage, a portable storage solution can even be more cost-effective than traditional self-storage, especially when an entrepreneur partners with a franchise brand and system that works like a well-oiled machine — helping the franchise owner help the customer.


Point of Difference


The problem with traditional self-storage facilities, when used as a temporary storage location in the midst of a move, is that there’s too much “self” involved in self-storage, for the customer. A moving solutions franchise, by contrast, does more than just hold the customer’s stuff; it takes most of the hassle out of the moving process itself. Whether a client is moving within the same town or across the country, they want to reduce any part of the headaches and heartaches they can.


For example, UNITS® Moving and Portable Storage will coordinate not just the storage but the delivery of belongings while the customer is between homes, de-cluttering, or remodeling. The customer pays the franchise owner for a valuable service, because rather than the homeowner having to load up all their things, transport them in multiple trips to a self-storage unit themselves, then reverse that process when it’s time to move those belongings to the next home, the UNITS franchise owner delivers a ready-to-pack storage container to the customer’s home.


The client can load belongings in a time frame that is convenient, and then the mobile solutions operator transports it safely and puts it inside a secure, climate-controlled storage facility — where the customer can access their belongings while they are in storage. When it’s time to move the contents again, whether local or cross-country, UNITS will deliver the container to the destination. Finally, the UNITS operator removes the container after moving is complete.


Now, take a moment to think like the moving customer. Compare that easy process to the dreadful, sweaty, cumbersome task of toting stuff to a storage unit, then doing it all again, and having to rent a moving truck. A franchise owner in the mobile/portable storage field capitalizes on the need for convenience, and it’s a relatively low cost for the customer.


Convenience for a Price


Not only does the franchise owner provide a valuable, appreciated service in the community, he or she can also develop a lucrative income source — whether full-time or as a sideline to a full-time career. For example, UNITS offers two business models for franchise partners: a semi-absentee model and an owner-operated model.


UNITS directly competes in four industries — self-storage, on-site storage, self-service moving, and inter-franchise (long-distance) moves. Believe it or not, these four arenas conjure more than $42 billion in estimated revenue. Franchise owners are in the enviable position of providing the UNITS moving solutions to local markets using a proven system. The powerful UNITS brand is built on providing high quality and great consumer service, boosting the income potential of the franchise owner.

Founded by Michael McAlhany in 2004, the mission of UNITS Moving and Portable Storage is to provide personal customer service while supplying the most innovative equipment in order to eliminate the frustrations associated with moving and storage space issues.


UNITS Moving and Portable Storage currently has 24 franchised and three corporate territories across the United States. With a presence in more than 40 markets, and growing, the brand is looking to expand with the right people in the right markets.


For more information on how to take advantage of this opportunity, or simply to learn more about the moving and portable storage industry, visit and fill out the inquiry form. We will reach out to you to talk more about your interest in our brand, and how UNITS Moving and Portable Storage can help you reach your personal and financial goals.

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