How Phil Murphy Disrupted His Industry 1 Box At A Time

By October 8, 2010

Phil Murphy owns several traditional public storage facilities in Illinois. After having dinner with a friend and hearing horror stories about how his friend spent $60 in cab fare to get to a traditional public storage facility, Phil knew something had to change.

So he created, a website that allows anybody to put stuff in storage by simply sending it in boxes via FedEx. When you need your stuff again, you log on to, select which box you need, and it comes back to you via FedEx. No $60 cab fares, no driving to the storage unit.

Watch my video interview above with Phil to learn how he disrupted his own industry one box at a time!

This interview is a part of Beyond The Pedway, a site created by Tim Jahn dedicated to discovering what drives creative entrepreneurs.