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    T. J. Williamson

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    Are promotions and discounts beneficial to my storage facility?

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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.

    The self-storage industry is booming in the United States, which is excellent for self-storage owners and managers. However, with great opportunity comes great competition.

    As you look around at your primary market area, you may begin to wonder: Should I be offering discounts and specials?

    Online Rentals for Self Storage | Cart Abandonment

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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.

    Storage operators use many different vendors to keep their self storage facility operation running smooth. As you evaluate different vendors, make sure they meet your expectations and values. Your values should be incorporated into the practices of your business so that your customers have a great experience.

    Most managers and storage operators do not have degrees in coding or search engine optimization (SEO). For this aspect of your business, you will have to find an outside vendor to help you build a website and any online systems that need to communicate with your self storage operating systems.

    How to Handle a Problem Tenant at your Storage Facility

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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.

    Problem tenants are an unpleasant part of any industry. A rude tenant may leave a bad review online that the world can see.

    8 Reasons Your Storage Facility Should Offer Online Rentals

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    Last week I was booking airline tickets for StoragePug's trip to Las Vegas for the Self Storage Association's National Fall Conference.

    I looked at a couple of websites to compare prices, and then I bought the tickets directly from the airlines' website.

    I couldn't imagine purchasing an airline ticket any other way.

    Should I Sell Moving and Packing Supplies at My Storage Facility

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    Should I Sell Moving and Packing Supplies at My Facility?

    If you’re wondering whether to sell moving and packing supplies at your self storage facility, the answer is YES!

    Besides offering this service to your customers, it also generates another (high margin!) revenue stream.

    Self Storage Management Software: Streamline your Storage Facility

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    Are you looking to dive into the self storage industry? Or have you already taken the plunge?

    Whether you are thinking about it or have already started the process, the next question is if you should use self storage management software, or not.

    The easy answer is: yes.

    Is AdWords worth it for Self Storage?

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    Google Adwords is an extremely popular online marketing tool for self storage.

    The goal of AdWords is to drive new traffic to your self storage website so they can rent units online

    This rate is usually “CPC” or cost per click (how much it cost per click through to your website).

    Self Storage Owners | Why the Self Storage Association (SSA) is for You

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    Joining the Self Storage Association (SSA) puts you in touch with self storage owners like yourself.

    Industry ownership is fragmented, with 18% of facilities owned by the six largest public companies, 8% owned by the next top 100 operators (minus the REITs), and 74% owned by small operators. (Self-Storage Almanac, 2018)

    Referral Incentives for Self Storage Facilities

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    Referrals are primarily the results of word-of-mouth from happy tenants of your self storage facility.

    They test your services and their high level of satisfaction compels them to recommend you to their social circle.

    7 Traits Your Self Storage Manager Needs to Have

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    There’s a famous saying by Theodore Roosevelt: “People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.”

    This saying is especially true in businesses like self storage, and the type of person your manager is – a leader or a boss – will determine the type of storage company you have.