AuctionZip maintains a database of local auctions on its website. Users can search for auctions in their area by enter their ZIP codes. Auctions in a user's area are generated on an interactive calendar. In addition to storage auctions, AuctionZip also maintains a database of other auction types.
Because there are approximately 50,000 self storage facilities in the United States, auctions happen frequently. Despite the impression giving by shows such as "Storage Wars," buying storage lockers is not an easy way to make a living. The popularity of these shows has driven up attendance at storage auctions and in turn, unit prices have also risen.