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    Varying Groups of Consumers that Could Benefit from Portable Storage

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    People have deviating and dynamic lifestyles compared to one another. However, all lifestyles relate in terms of the accumulation of belongings, culture, and memories.

    Accounting for the physical accrual different groups of consumers are seeking storage solutions, and you want to have the options on hand to meet all of their needs.

    Finding and Selecting Portable Storage Containers

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    If you’ve decided to invest in portable storage, finding and selecting the containers as the basis of operations is a critical step.

    Whether pursuing portable storage as a standalone business or an extension of your current self storage facility, the containers will be the most expensive and vital portion of the investment.

    Expenses Each Portable Self Storage Business Owner Needs to Know

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    You might be a little overwhelmed about some of the aspects you need to decide before delving into the portable self storage business.

    With every decision at your fingertips, it is easy to jumble numbers and feel helpless to make a profit with so many expenses to get started.

    It’s important to focus on a sector within your portable business and learn how to optimize it and make an informed decision.

    Traditional Self Storage vs. Portable Storage

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    People need storage for all types of reasons—from downsizing and decluttering to moving or remodeling. Traditionally, storage meant renting a unit at a nearby storage facility.

    However, the availability of portable storage provides consumers with another increasingly popular option.

    This article examines the pros and cons of both traditional self storage and portable self storage. By the end, you should have a better idea of which type of storage is best suited for your needs.

    Top Seven Cities to Start a Portable Storage Business

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    Right now, the portable storage business is seeing tremendous success. With an active housing market and dropping oil prices, this industry generated $8 billion in revenue last year.

    People are on the move, and they need help in transporting their belongings. However, the city you choose to start your business could impact your bottom line significantly.

    There are many booming cities in the U.S., but what are the best ones? Moreover, why do they rank higher than others when it comes to the moving business? Is it due to jobs, cost of living, population?

    Getting Started with Portable Storage Investing

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    The portable storage industry grew by 2.6% to $8 billion in revenue in 2018. Although portable storage is a relatively new addition to the self storage world, it is becoming an increasingly attractive investment opportunity.

    Read on to learn more about portable storage as an investment opportunity. 

    Expanding into Portable Storage

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    Self storage owners and operators have options to expand their business and increase sales.

    Purchasing additional facilities or adding moving trucks on the facility are thoughtful expansions. Offering amenities such as boxes and packing tape or requiring insurance for tenants can be ways to increase any facilities rental potential and sales.

    An emerging self storage venture becoming increasingly popular and is one of the fastest growing segments in the self storage industry is portable storage.

    How Reviews Help Your Storage Facility Rank in the Google 3 Pack

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    Google's "3 Pack" is a list of three competing businesses serving local customers in a particular city or town. It includes the businesses' phone numbers, their review score, and other information.

    You can click one of the three businesses to get more information about it. Besides paid advertisements, the 3 pack is the first thing you see on a Google search engine results page (SERP).

    Should My Storage Facility Have a Facebook Business Page?

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    More than 60 million businesses use Facebook to connect with customers.

    Facebook Business can help you increase awareness of your self-storage business, encourage people to use your facility and build great advertising campaigns. Here are some of the other benefits of using a Facebook Business Page for your self-storage facility. 

    What are Local Listings?

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    What Makes Local Listings on the Web a Big Deal for Storage Companies? 

    Even if you are just starting your self storage enterprise, you certainly know that the storage industry spins around the axis of location: your facility location, your customers' location, the location of your pods or portable units, or even the location of your storage transfer vehicles (ie moving trucks).