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    StoragePug's marketing websites has a deep integration with Sitelink Web Edition to allow features such as online rentals. We regularly post about how to increase revenue at your self storage facility through our integration.

    Self Storage Management Software: Streamline your Storage Facility

    Your browser does not support SVG T. J. Williamson

    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.

    5 Ways to Increase Occupancy at your Storage Facility

    Your browser does not support SVG Rachel English

    Whether you are getting ready to open your brand new storage facility or looking to increase occupancy at an existing one, you have many avenues to consider.

    Self storage businesses can be very successful if they are marketed correctly, but they can also tank without the right marketing strategies.

    Luckily, you have a lot of “been-there-done-that” businesses to learn from, so why reinvent the wheel?

    StoragePug + SiteLink API Integration: Enable Discounts on Website

    Your browser does not support SVG Tommy Nguyen

    In a competitive market, discounts can be a great way to get new customers to move in. Whether you're expanding, building, or simply need to fill up units, offering discounts through your website can be a great way to increase your occupancy.

    You can read more about how StoragePug implements discounts here.

    StoragePug + SiteLink API Integration: Online Bill Pay

    Your browser does not support SVG Matt Huddleston

    When I worked at a self storage facility in college,

    I never enjoyed chasing down late payments. Most of the time people would simply forget to pay. Sometimes it was no simple task to get them to drop by the facility to make a payment. We have found this is normally the case at most facilities.

    If the facility is big then managers may spend the whole month tracking down delinquent payments.

    StoragePug + SiteLink API Integration: Schedule Move Out Date Online

    Your browser does not support SVG Matt Huddleston

     

    Maximize your space and increase occupancy by letting customers schedule their move out date online.

     

    SiteLink Recommended Hardware

    Your browser does not support SVG Tommy Nguyen

    SiteLink Web Edition is one of the most widely used self-storage management software solutions. If you're looking to migrate to SiteLink or simply need to upgrade your current hardware, here's what we recommend to get you started.

    [SiteLink API Integration] Online Rentals for Self Storage Facilities

    Your browser does not support SVG Matt Huddleston

    Over the last 5 years digital technology has changed; a lot.

    As digital technology has progressed, customers expectations have changed.

    If your self storage facility doesn't offer online rentals, you're missing out on tenants that could be yours!

    [SiteLink API Integration] Payment Portal: Prepay for a Unit

    Your browser does not support SVG Tommy Nguyen

    When customers know how long they will stay or simply don't want to deal with paying month-to-month, we recommend offering prepayment options. Paying for months or periods of time in advance, and tenants do this so to mitigate any risk of late fees or so to budget their money more appropriately. 

    One of the neat features of the Payment Portal is we allow tenants to prepay up to 12 months in advance, making it easy on them while decrease the number delinquencies and collection calls. Keep your clients happy through your self storage website.

    [SiteLink API Integration] Payment Portal: Update Tenant Account Info

    Your browser does not support SVG Tommy Nguyen

    Today, let's go over how a tenant can update their account information from inside your Payment Portal. Any information they update will be synced back with your SiteLink so their data remains consistent throughout.

    [SiteLink API Integration] Storage Unit Rate Optimization: Boost your Profits

    Your browser does not support SVG Matt Huddleston

    The REITs are using a price optimization strategy to maximize profits by adjusting unit prices. The big guys are trying to fluctuate price to fill up facilities and get all the business possible. 

    They do so based on a number of factors, such as availability of a certain unit and the occupancy rate.

    However, There are tools out there to let you be able to do the same. Tools utilizing your existing software, and extensions of those features that can be made available on your website so that potential customers can find you and rent with you quickly.