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    Matt Huddleston

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    Self Storage Investing Playbook: Part 1 Building and Acquisitions

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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.

    Whether you’ve been in the self storage business for a number of years and are looking to expand, or you’re thinking of opening your first self-storage facility, the path to success can be a difficult one fraught with unforeseen obstacles and complicated questions.

    Though breaking ground on a new self-storage facility can seem like a daunting task, there are quite a few common problems that most self-storage owners go through, and StoragePug has been in the business long enough to know exactly what you’re going to face out there.

    How Online Rentals Lead to More and Better Reviews

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    StoragePug is a modern marketing company for self storage.

    In the current climate of the self storage market, the key to keeping your self storage investment running is to have the most positive reviews you can gather.

    Companies today that are missing out on acquiring reviews from their customers are slowly losing business opportunities every day. By setting up a secure online checkout process on your website, you can opportunistically ask for reviews at the completion page when the customer is at their most satisfied. 

    10 Benefits of Investing in Portable Storage

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    Investing in portable storage units is a smart move for self storage facilities. Not convinced? Read on for ten benefits of investing in portable storage.

    1. Portable Storage is scalable
    2. Portable showcases your brand
    3. Portable, as a facility expansion, adds revenue
    4. Portable units rent for a premium among consumers
    5. Portable services widen your scope and radius of operations
    6. Portable storage can satisfy various consumer lifestyles
    7. Portable is new enough to not exist in many saturated markets
    8. Offering Portable units will attract more and new customers
    9. Portable containers can be used as marketing tools
    10. Portable storage users tend to be easier to work with

    Online Rentals for Portable Storage | SiteLink API Integration

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    Did you know that StoragePug doesn’t just make websites for self storage facilities? We also serve the needs of portable storage companies.

    With the first instant quote tool for portable storage containers, StoragePug offers the only integrated rental experience in the industry.

    Consumers expect to conduct almost all of their transactions online, and being able to rent a portable storage unit via their computer, tablet, or smartphone is no exception.

    Engage Self Storage Customers by Showcasing your top Amenities

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    Share your best features with visitors right on your homepage.

    When a visitor comes to your self storage websites let them know more about your self storage business with ease.

    One of the biggest myths around how people interact with websites is that a visitor reads every word on the page.

    Self Storage Marketing Playbook [Free eBook]

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    For even the most seasoned self-storage experts, planning your marketing strategy can seem like an overwhelming task that is becoming increasingly complicated in the digital age.

    Whether you're looking to find new clients, boost revenue, or get your brand name out there, smart and well-designed marketing can be the #1 factor in what makes or breaks your self-storage business.

    If you're nervous about elevating your marketing game or have trouble wading through all of the questionable internet information out there, StoragePug's got your back.

    Evaluating Self Storage Third-Party Management

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    Many self storage investors rely on third parties for improved profitability, faster time to market, competitive advantage, and decreased time spent on day-to-day operations.

    However, the idea of passing the reigns of your storage investment can be daunting.

    There are no guarantees and third-party management fees between 5 and 15% of monthly earnings, along with fixed costs and minimums that must be met.

    Resident Self Storage Managers: Pros and Cons

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    Having a resident manager has been a regular practice in the self storage industry since the inception of the industry in the late 1960's.

    Most often, owners hire a married couple—with each person working variable amounts and and dividing responsibilities for office work and maintenance.

    Typically, an on-site apartment is provided for the manager (with utilities included). If zoning laws don’t permit on-site housing, some facility owners

    Self Storage Call Tracking: Track ROI of Marketing & Ad Spend

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    When it comes to call tracking for self storage facilities, some may feel it is an excessive and unnecessary expense.

    But when using it to track the ROI of their marketing tactics and ad spend, many soon find it is an investment worth pursuing.

    Free Move in Truck: Attract New Self Storage Tenants

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    As the owner of a self storage facility, you’re always looking for new ways to bring in tenants.

    Maybe you sit around in your office, thinking of new ways to market your storage facility, as on of your tenants drive by in a moving truck.

    And then it hits you – maybe we can offer a moving truck to our clients.