Bartering (exchanging good or services for other goods or services without using any money) has been used for centuries and predates the use of money. In the self storage industry, bartering (also known as rent exchange) usually involves trading a storage unit for goods and services.
Building a storage facility can be an exciting new business adventure to take on, even if you have built multiple facilities in the past. According to Bloomberg, 'The U.S. self storage industry generated more than $32.7 billion in revenues in 2016.'
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.
Do you have grainy or pixellated pictures on your website? Self storage photography is important! The photos on your self storage website or marketing materials will be the first thing potential customers see before visiting your property.