So where did MobiBox come from you ask?
Well, it’s quite simple really. I have been involved in the removalist and storage industry for more than 20 years.
I started out working for a removalist. The whole time I was working with this removalist, I was frustrated with having to double handle customer’s furniture. Get to a job, man handle the furniture onto a truck, man handle the furniture off the truck into a storage facility and when the customer wanted it back it was man handled back onto a truck, driven out to the customer and man handled off the truck again.
So after much deliberation and planning (and family backing) I started my own business so I could develop a product that could eliminate both my clients and my frustrations. It didn’t happen quickly let me tell you but, it did happen.
One day I was sitting in front of my computer when I saw an email come in from one of my first clients. The email was not very friendly and to be honest, made me feel as though I had failed my client. The content of the email was as follows:
“Your service was expensive, convoluted and more specifically, all of the furniture was double handled increasing the risk of damage to it”.
At that moment, the penny dropped. To avoid the double handling and reduce the costs of storing or moving, I had to take the storage facility to my clients. This would mean that they would not have to hire removalists at an expensive hourly rate of around $140 per hour. It also meant that the client would not have to hire trucks or vans and spend days going between home and a storage facility. Even better than that, the client’s could now have full control over the integrity of their valuable items.
THE OLD WAY
The old traditional way of going through this process would look similar to this:
Collection of your goods is a minimum of 4 hours at $140.00/hour plus GST ($560.00 + GST) + Storage of $200.00/month plus GST ($200.00 + GST) + Return of your goods is a minimum of 4 hours at $140.00/hour plus GST ($560.00 + GST)
Total Bill for round trip comes to $1320.00 + GST.
Hence the birth of MobiBox.
MobiBox is a 10 cubic metre storage module that can be delivered directly to the door of your home or office on one of our low bed compact trailers with easy access ramp.
The business owner or resident can load their own goods into the MobiBox and seal it with one of our unique, one of a kind security seals or their own padlock.
We are then called to collect the MobiBox and return it to our 24 hour CCTV monitored facility. Once back at our facility, we fork unload your MobiBox from the trailer and store it indoors until you want it returned.
In comparison to the MobiBox way of doing things:
Delivery of 10 cubic metre MobiBox $100.00 + GST
Storage of 4 weeks for your MobiBox $140.00 + GST
Return of your MobiBox $100.00 + GST
Total for this round trip comes to $340.00 + GST
Who wouldn’t want to save nearly a $1000!
Since the market presence of this new and innovative way of moving or storing your products, our emails now look a little like this:
Thanks so much for giving us a better way to store. We have saved a packet and I will be sure to let friends and family know what you guys can offer”.