According to the National Retail Federation, American consumers plan to spend a whopping average of $935.58 during the holiday shopping season this year and one in four shoppers plan to purchase from small or local retailers. This upward trend in “shopping small” means big things for small businesses. Will your business be prepared?

Small business retailers report that up to 40% of their annual sales occur during the holiday season, meaning businesses must identify their best sellers and utilize their inventory space accordingly to optimize sales. But what happens when you run out of space? Finding a larger location and uprooting your business right before the holidays is not a favorable option, nor is allowing limited inventory space to dictate your holiday sales potential. For resourceful business owners grappling with spatial dilemmas, the light at the end of the tunnel is lit by a self storage company sign.

Here are several reasons why renting a self storage unit at Gotham Mini Storage may make sense for NYC-based small businesses:


Maybe you only need extra space during the holiday shopping season, or maybe your business is always seasonal. Look for a mini storage company that offers month-to-month leases to keep your extra inventory in check.


What good is having more room for inventory if it doesn’t make sense financially? Gotham offers some of the lowest pricing in NYC and ensures customers are perfectly matched with amount of the space they need.

Safe keeping

Your products are a lifeline of your business, so keeping them safe is a priority. Rest assured that the 24/7 video surveillance, high-tech keypad entry system, and TSA monitoring means your property is in good hands at all times.

Do business on your own time

You come and go as you please at your own business, so why be limited to the hours of operation at another? The facility is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, with access is granted via a personal code.

No storefront? No problem

With free Wi-Fi and space to create and operate with your unit, self storage has been an increasingly popular and affordable option for online and startup businesses that lack a physical location.

Additional Perks

When you initially rent your mini storage unit, a free moving van and driver is available to help you transport your items to your space. Plus there’s drive-up access to the oversize elevators. Worried about too much (or too little) heat? Gotham’s storage space is regulated by a museum-quality climate-controlled system.

Don’t miss out on holiday sales this year! Contact Gotham Mini Storage, the leader in Manhattan mini storage, and let our knowledgeable staff help you find the right unit for all of your business and inventory needs.