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October 15, 2018
As portable storage containers gain popularity amongst renters, traditional self storage operators are adding portable (mobile) storage options to their list of amenities.
Renters want a seamless experience when shopping for storage online, so it is essential to offer user-friendly tools that keep customers engaged on your website.
Portable storage is a relatively new addition to the self storage world. It has proven to be a huge hit among consumers looking for easy moving options or temporary storage.
Portable storage offers convenience for customers who may be moving from one home to another or across the country.
A local business could be moving to a new location and needs a company to pick up all of their items.
With portable storage, you no longer have to visit your self storage facility to pack up all of your belongings followed by hiring a moving company or renting a truck to move your items then.
In today’s market, customers expect to be able to conduct all aspects of business online. The same goes portable storage units renters. Offering an online portable storage quote tool is one way to give potential customers the tools they expect.
It is extremely important to give accurate and up-to-date pricing based on your customer's delivery details. You do not want to miss out on these conversions and risk losing your potential customer to rent with a large national brand such as PODS.
You want to have a strong call-to-action on your homepage, taking customers to your portable storage quote page. The process must be as simple as possible, asking for only the necessary information to capture the lead and create the quote.
By working with StoragePug on your portable storage website, you can start renting more units with the online Instant Quote Tool with real-time pricing and accurate delivery estimates.
StoragePug offers many benefits including SiteLink integration. All of StoragePug’s websites can offer online bill pay, a mobile-friendly experience, and can be completely customized to your own branding guidelines.
StoragePug's Portable Storage Rental Station integrates directly with SiteLink's API. So there is no extra work for your property manager.
This allows realtime rates and inventory to show up directly on your facility's website, without any extra work on your end.
Once your Instant Quote Tool is ready to go, StoragePug will help you correctly set up pricing for the initial delivery costs, final delivery fee, security deposit, and unit rates.
StoragePug utilizes Google Maps API to precisely estimate the delivery cost of a portable storage unit. The Instant Quote includes mileage to your pick-up destination, cost per mile, base delivery fee, delivery fee, and first-month rent fee.
As soon as the customer gets the Instant Quote, StoragePug will notify the manager to keep her in the loop. Once the customer agrees to the estimated delivery cost, they select the pick-up and delivery dates for their portable unit.
After completing the online rental, your renters get the convenience of our Custom Payment Portal to manage their account and pay their bills.
By integrating online account management, the customer can edit their existing account in case they need to change the dates for their delivery or pick-up.
Online bill pay will keep your customers happy, and it will save you the trouble of dealing with delinquent payments.
People today want convenience, and online rentals for portable storage is the epitome of convenience for people who are in need of transporting their belongings from one location to another.
Portable storage can be a low-cost and effective way to give customers a flexible storage solution in addition to traditional self storage.
Be sure to contact a StoragePug Product Specialist today to learn how to integrate a portable storage Instant Quote Tool to your website!
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