In store: Revenue will grow in line with housing and commercial industry increases

The Mobile Storage Services industry, which provides door-to-door moving and storage services to consumers and businesses, has experienced increased demand over the five years to 2018. While demand for mobile storage services came to a screeching halt during the real estate bust, the subsequent recovery in the residential real estate sector has improved the industry's fortunes. With the economy projected to continue growing over the five years to 2023, downstream demand for mobile storage services is projected to increase. Residential customers are expected to drive demand, resulting in increasing construction activity, existing-home sales and disposable income...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Due to its close ties to the residential market, the industry was hit hard by the housing crash
  • Retail stores began to use more industry services as merchandise stocks began to pile up
  • Existing home sales are expected to gain momentum as consumers take advantage of low housing prices
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Mobile storage is a subsector of the self-storage industry. Mobile storage integrates two primary functions for consumers and businesses by providing both moving and storage services. With mobile storage, companies deliver empty containers to a household or business for them to perform their own packing. After a previously specified amount of time, industry operators return to the residence or business and transport the filled boxes to a storage unit.Delivery feesThe Mobile Storage Services industry derives the majority of its revenue from delivery fees, which account for an estimated 69.0% of the industry's revenue. Typ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Mobile Storage Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Mobile Storage Services Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Having a good reputation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Existing home sales and Per capita disposable income in the Mobile Storage Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Mobile Storage Services Industry?

    This industry provides mobile self-storage services to consumers and commercial customers. This industry is different from the self-storage operators in the Storage and Warehouse Leasing industry (IBISWorld report 53113) in that operators provide customers with door-to-door pickup and delivery.

    Industry Products
  • Delivery fees
  • Storage fees
  • Merchandise sales
  • Industry Activities
  • Providing storage
  • Providing moving services
  • Selling merchandise
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Existing home sales
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Office rental vacancy
  • Housing starts
  • Demand from retail trade
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • Growth in demand
  • Revenue, profit and consolidation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Housing growth
  • Commercial demand
  • Low oil prices limit costs
  • Profit and growth
  • Table: Mobile Storage Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Mobile Storage Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Retail Trade
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Forklift & Conveyor Manufacturing
  • Industrial Building Construction
  • Land Development

  • Products & Services
  • Delivery fees
  • Storage fees
  • Merchandise sales
  • Chart: Mobile Storage Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Long-term residential customers
  • Commercial clients
  • Short-term residential customers
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Mobile Storage Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitLaborPurchasesRent and utilitiesDepreciationMarketing and other expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Mobile Storage Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Mobile Storage Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    PODS Enterprises LLC, Mobile Mini Inc.,
  • Table: PODS Enterprises LLC - financial performance
  • Table: Mobile Mini Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Mobile Storage Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Mobile Storage Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Existing home sales in the US (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Moving Companies
  • Companies that provide moving and relocation services and shipping of used household, institutional and commercial goods, furniture and equipment.
  • Portable Storage Services
  • Companies that generally serve the commercial market and leave heavy-duty units at the commercial site to be used for records storage, a temporary office or another form of storage.
  • Self-Storage
  • A building with self-contained units that are leased or rented on an individual basis to store a customer's property.
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