Price may not be everything, but for many people, it can be the deciding factor in choosing one self-storage facility over another. Understanding where your facility sits relative to the pricing offered by its competitors is a crucial component in building and running a successful business.
Did you know a new facility should launch a website well before it opens for business? It may sound premature or counter-intuitive, but there are several compelling, logical reasons why launching your website before your grand opening is a good idea.
As all self storage investors know, the more units you rent, the more money you make. If you don’t offer online rentals on your website, you’re missing out on revenue. Read on for ten reasons why your self storage website should offer online rentals.
Whether you’ve been in the storage industry for a number of years, or you’re thinking of opening your first self storage business, the path to success can be a difficult one fraught with unforeseen obstacles and complicated questions about self storage investing.
Consider adding portable storage to your product line in order to increase your revenue. There are benefits to it, for businesses and for customers. Most of it boils down to flexibility and convenience. You can store a container almost anywhere there is enough space.
Self storage websites can do virtually everything kiosks can do while offering customers greater flexibility and convenience. Many self storage facility owners erroneously believe that kiosks are the only way to operate an unmanned facility. However, this isn’t true.
You’ve done it. You’ve been thinking about getting a piece of the 38 billion (with a B) dollar storage industry, and you finally pulled the trigger. Congratulations! Only now, you’ve got to figure out what to charge for these spanking new self storage units.
The best operational thing you can do for your storage business is to set expectations for yourself and your team – and meet them. To succeed, you must measure the degree of success and iteratively make changes to meet and exceed your goals.
Is your self-storage facility's security as good as you need it to be? Here’s a look at five things you should be thinking about now and into the future as you address your self-storage facility's security.