What you need—and what you don’t—to keep your self storage business competitive
Self storage software promises left and right to make running your business easier. New customers will flood in. Billing will automate. Reports will make expanding your business a breeze. Is that how your software experience has been so far?
Plenty of independent self storage operators view their property management software as a necessary evil. That’s got to change if you want to remain competitive in a rapidly changing self storage market. Self storage software should help you work smarter, not harder.
Good property management software and a decent website used to be enough to keep most small self storage operators competitive in their local markets. But that’s changing.
Property management software (PMS) has been around for decades, and almost every self storage owner has it. Most self storage operators use it for tenant management and billing, but it can do so much more.
The rule of thumb in determining what self storage software you need is to understand how a feature benefits your business before deciding you can’t live without it.