[SiteLink API Integration] Online Rentals for Self Storage Facilities

April 21, 2018

3 min

Over the last 5 years digital technology has changed; a lot.

As digital technology has progressed, customers expectations have changed.

If your self storage facility doesn't offer online rentals, you're missing out on tenants that could be yours!

Today, customers demand more. This new age customer expects consistency online, on their phone, and in person. Online rentals are nearly mandatory for a self storage website.

40 percent of consumers expect the companies they do business with to provide mobile friendly websites and online ordering.

To meet the demand of the modern customer, it is important for your storage facilities' website to offer a fluid online rental process that makes it as easy as possible to rent a unit.

At StoragePug we have carefully designed our online self storage Rental Station to meet the expectations of the modern customer.

It was great to meet you guys last week at the SSA conference! I've had a couple online rentals since I've been back. One of them called me before doing the final submit because she thought she was missing something because it was way too easy. That's what we love to hear! Thank you so much!

Owner, Go Pack Storage

Why does your self storage facility need to offer online rentals?

  1. Your facility most likely already has a website that has web traffic coming to it. If your website gets 10 visits a day, that's 10 potential tenants or 310 visitors a month.
  2. If you convert one online rental per week, then you will rent 52 extra units this year alone!
  3. If your average unit costs $150/month & your average tenant stays for ten months.
  4. Then each unit rented at your property has an average lifetime value of $1,500!

That is an extra $78,000 in revenue for your facility!

Modern Online Rentals for Self Storage Facilities by StoragePug

Yesterday I received a phone call from one of our clients, Rocky Hill Storage.

They were excited because in one day they rented 3 storage units and took 4 payments directly from their website, despite being at a high occupancy rate!

This happened without us running targeted online ads, which we have had great success driving traffic and rentals on our clients' storage facility website.

"For the first 9 years Rocky Hill Storage was open, most of our tenants have found us by driving by our facility. After we started offering rentals on our website that has started to change. More people are choosing to rent units online."
- Partner, Rocky Hill Storage

When you choose StoragePug as your self storage website provider your tenants get a seamless online rental experience.

It functions the same whether your customer is on a computer or renting a unit directly on their phone.


StoragePug's Self Storage Rental Station. It is deeply integrated with Sitelinks API.
StoragePug's Self Storage Rental Station. It is deeply integrated with Sitelinks API.


Self Storage Management Software Integration

StoragePug's Rental Station integrates directly into your self storage management software, such as SiteLink Web Edition.

When a customer rents a storage unit on your website it immediately shows up in your management software.

That unit is also no longer able to be rented on your website.

If you offer tenant insurance through your management software you can also offer it on your website!

Download our free eBook here to learn how to convert web traffic into rentals  >>

Online Lease Signing

The self storage rental process is not made complete without signing a lease.

StoragePug offers multiple ways for your tenants to sign your rental agreement directly on your website.

We also integrate directly with Sitelink's eSign.

StoragePug offers online rentals for self storage facilities of all sizes.

Don't let your web traffic go to the public REIT down the road because they rented them a unit online.

Insulate your wealth by offering online rentals on your self storage website!

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StoragePug is a modern marketing company for self storage. We create intelligent marketing websites that allow you to rent units & take payments through your facility's website.


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