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Success and Longevity is Celebrated in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens June 7, 2013 9:47 PM
The average span of an NFL player’s career is just a few years. In some cities it is unusual to see a bar or nightclub last longer than a year. Being able to last in business, whether it’s professional sports, night clubs, or the self storage industry is not easy. That is why when it does happen it should be celebrated. [More]

Zombies Come to the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson June 7, 2013 2:47 PM
Pop culture is full of zombies. The BBC aired the first of a three-part miniseries last night about zombies. There was the book Pride and Prejudice and Zombies which was a parody of Pride and Prejudice. Then, there was the recent movie Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies where good ol' Abe leads a team of Secret Service agents to fight and destroy an outbreak of the Confederate Undead while the Civil War rages on. There's even the game Zombies, Run! for smart phones.

Now, the self storage industry has hopped on the band wagon and joined the zombie craze. Door to Door Storage Inc. launched a zombie-themed infographic with the hopes it will provide customer appeal while also giving information about their product and services. [More]

Self Storage Industry Slowly But Surely Growing in Europe

by Tony Gonzalez June 6, 2013 11:59 PM
Who doesn’t like more space? In a way, wars have been fought over since attacking countries were typically seeking to take over other countries—and acquire their space. On a smaller scale people often wish they had more space of their own. In the United States they can easily turn to the self storage industry. That is not the case in Europe—just yet. [More]

Two Upcoming Free Webinars for Self Storage Owners and Operators

by Tony Gonzalez June 6, 2013 12:53 PM
One of the great benefits of the Internet is the ability for people to hold – and attend -- online webinars. “Attending” an online webinar is much cheaper than going in person to meetings because expenses like airplane tickets, hotels, and per diem for food are not incurred. [More]

Converting Existing Structures a Popular Option in the Self Storage Industry Around the World

by Kim Kilpatrick June 5, 2013 10:35 PM
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis has made shopping at your local thrift shop for used clothing cool, and while the song does refer to a person’s personal style it could theoretically be applied to the self storage industry as well. [More]

Self Storage Units Are 'Very Secure'

by Winnie Hsiu June 5, 2013 7:21 PM
The “Good Morning America” program ran a story that discussed how thieves would break in and steal items from self storage units. The report said that break-ins at self storage facilities were a growing problem in the industry. However, they didn’t cite any crime statistics, didn’t say how they came to that conclusion, and didn’t have any comments from someone within the industry. They warned that storage units were the ‘new target’ for thieves. [More]

Self Storage Industry is All About Service

by Tony Gonzalez June 4, 2013 10:40 PM
Have you ever had trouble telling twins a part? Now after you get to know them it isn’t as hard because you pick up their personality traits, quirks, and any of a number of things that helps differentiate one form the other. You have to get past the appearance and get to the heart of each person. The same concept holds true when it comes to a product like self storage space. [More]

Stor-All Upgrades Their Contact Center

by Kim Kilpatrick June 4, 2013 1:51 PM
Remodeling your home is a messy job - especially if you are remodeling your kitchen. Dust is everywhere. You can't find what you need. You stress over which cabinets to get, whether to get granite or silestone counter tops, and if you should get a real oak floor or laminate flooring instead. Tons of decisions to make. [More]

Summer in the Self Storage Industry Means Busy Times and Savings

by John Stevens June 3, 2013 11:45 PM
How often do you see people move in the dead of winter? Not very often, right? No, while it may be cooler to work the weather doesn’t allow for moving in the winter (at least not without an added measure of difficulty). Summer is the time to move, and as a result often ends up being a busy time in the self storage industry. [More]

Secure Self Storage Announces Their New Mobile Website

by Holly Robinson June 3, 2013 2:39 PM
Fifteen years ago, businesses were on the cutting edge if they had a website. Now, to be on the cutting edge, businesses need a website with a responsive design. (A responsive design can tell what platform a person is using - tablets, cellphone, computer - and displays the site accordingly.) In just the last year, mobile searches have quadrupled. Secure Self Storage, a leader in the mini storage industry, recently launched a mobile version of their website. Mantra Information, based in New Jersey, built their mobile friendly [More]
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