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    Get More Online Rentals by Realizing How Potential Tenants Buy

    Your browser does not support SVG Christine Bell

    Consumers want a quick, easy, and delightful way to make online reservations.

    Marketing your self storage facility to attract new tenants is a lot different today than it was even 15 years ago.

    Today’s customers still want the same things in a self storage facility – a clean facility with lots of light, excellent security, and a convenient location at an affordable price. However, how they find your facility and how they conduct their research beforehand has changed dramatically.

    StoragePug at TechCruch Disrupt SF 2019

    Your browser does not support SVG Tommy Nguyen

    The Pug Founders are going to California! At this year's TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2019 conference in San Francisco, StoragePug and fellow Tennessee startups are showing up in full force. As part of Startup Alley, the Tennessee Pavilion showcases some of our best homegrown talent from Knoxville, Chattanooga, Nashville, and Memphis.

    How Can A Self Storage Manager Still Meet The Tenants Renting Online?

    Your browser does not support SVG T. J. Williamson

    These days, you can rent just about anything online. Most customers don’t think twice about reserving a vacation rental through Airbnb or renting a movie from Redbox online. Online rentals help save time and money. This fact is true for self storage facilities, as well. You can’t beat the convenience and efficiency of online transactions.

    How To Drive Up Rental Rates With A New Website

    Your browser does not support SVG T. J. Williamson

    If you are the owner of a self storage facility, you are probably always looking for ways to increase your revenue.

    You could raise the prices of an in-demand storage unit size. However, even though this tactic can work, it needs much coordination between staff, current customers, and the information you market to potential customers.

    How To Manage My Self Storage Online Social Media Reputation

    Your browser does not support SVG George Robinson

    If you are in the self storage business, you already know how it can become a shell game nightmare if not managed correctly. Without proper vigilance and tools, you might end up guessing which shell someone’s precious belongings are under—and, more horrifically—where that shell is heading.

    How Important are Cameras at Your Storage Facility?

    Your browser does not support SVG Amanda Myers

    Video surveillance is perhaps the biggest key to self storage security.

    Self storage facilities are becoming ever more popular in the United States. People use self storage facilities as they prepare for a move, downsize into a smaller house or to store their extra belongings for a while.

    5 Reasons Why Every Self-Storage Facility Should Offer Auto-Pay

    Your browser does not support SVG George Robinson

    If you own a self storage facility, you probably have had your fair share of customers who do not pay their bills on time — if even at all.

    When customers do not pay on time, time and revenue are lost.

    There is an easy way to cut down on delinquencies and get the most return on investment — by offering auto-pay.

    With auto-pay, customers are automatically billed each month.

    Planning Your Self Storage Security Budget

    Your browser does not support SVG Christine Bell

    It is common to hear about theft and break-ins at self-storage facilities throughout the country.

    That said, facility owners can prevent arson, vandalism, and theft by installing effective security systems.

    Hence, it would help to take precautions right from the start. Prevention is better than a cure.

    Value Based Pricing for the Best Self Storage Rental Experience

    Your browser does not support SVG Tommy Nguyen

    Deciding what to price your storage unit rentals is a challenging endeavor.

    As a self storage operator, you can do some market research to see what competitors are charging, but that process will only reveal so much. You can peruse a competitor's website or have a friend go to their facility and talk to a manager.

    However, the price they offer will only get you in a ballpark. If a competitor's facility has different amenities, sizes, or numbers of units, then your rate will have to be tailored further.

    Self Storage Kiosk | 8 Ways a Website is More Effective

    Your browser does not support SVG T. J. Williamson

    Self storage kiosks are enjoying a bit of a moment in the industry. Moreover, on the surface, they seem to be a great solution.