The main self-storage advantage for a booming internet business selling clothes and bags from Thailand is our free goods in-and-out service, which saves them from having to be on site waiting for deliveries every day.
The no.1 seller for Thai Fisherman Pants this year has been harem pants – which have been flying out the door following sales on Amazon and ebay took off. Colourful Dashiki (West African-style) shirts and hippie shoulder and sling bags have also been hugely popular.
Owner Simon Newell runs his mobile office from his storage room and is delighted how his business has grown since moving to his 100 sq ft unit in our premises in February this year. He previously ran it part-time from home, but following expansion it is now a full-time venture. He says he also loves our free tea and coffee and the friendliness of our staff!
The business started after research he conducted during a holiday in Thailand, when he immediately purchased stock of fisherman pants to bring back to the UK and commence trading from home. His first 100 pants sold within a month on ebay and he has never looked back.
Products are sourced from various areas in Thailand – from Chiang Mai in the north to Koh Phangan in the south. All are handmade and purchased from small businesses, supporting the local communities. New products are being regularly added as Simon comes across them during his research trips to the country.
Check out his cool website www.thai-fisherman-pants.co.uk – but watch out… you’ll want to buy something! If you do, for a great first-order 10% discount, use code THAIFISH.