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Aclaimed Movers & Storage Puts Videos on Their Web Site

by Holly Robinson October 4, 2013 3:32 PM
One hundred hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. Every minute! More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month. Over 6 billion hours of video are watched each month on YouTube. That’s 50% more than last year and equals an hour for every single person on earth. And, according to Nielsen, YouTube reaches more people ages 18-34 than any cable network. Videos on YouTube are big. Really big. [More]

Packing and Moving Tips

by Holly Robinson June 13, 2013 7:02 PM
The peak moving season (between May 1 and September 30) is now upon us. When potential customers visit your self storage facility, give them a flyer that lists ideas that can help them through their packing and moving experience. Here are some ideas that you can include in your flyer. [More]

The Busiest Day for the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez May 23, 2013 1:50 PM
The movie industry has the Oscars that they give out at the Academy Awards. Athletes have the Olympics where they earn gold, silver, or bronze medals. Football teams have the Super Bowl where the cream-of-the-crop teams play. Retailers have Black Friday, which is the Friday right after Thanksgiving. Those are big-event days in those arenas. What big event day does the self storage industry have? National Moving Day! [More]

8 Tips to Make Moving Easier

by Kim Kilpatrick May 15, 2012 3:25 PM
Many self storage businesses also offer moving services. If your business does, this could be an untapped way for reaching out and helping your potential customers.

Consider creating a flyer of moving tips to hand out to individuals who come to your office checking out your moving services. Or, you could also put that information on your website. This type of information is very valuable for those who have never before had to relocate their homes. [More]

Innovative Storage Company Provides Service to College Students

by Kim Kilpatrick April 27, 2012 7:05 PM
You’ve probably heard the saying, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” That saying means that when people experience difficult situations they are inspired with clever or resourceful solutions. That’s the story of three college students in Pennsylvania – Joseph Leary, Peter Handy, and Daniel Abrahamsen. [More]

Ways Self Storage Operators Can Guide Customers Interested in Green Moving

by John Stevens April 1, 2011 11:04 AM
More self storage facilities in recent years have made the move to run environmentally-sensitive businesses by installing solar panels, switching to fluorescent lighting and offering recycling programs to customers. It is good for the environment, easier on the wallet in the long run and good practice when it comes to attracting a customer base that is increasingly more environmentally aware. Moving and self storage go hand-in-hand, so it is only natural that customers are also looking to the moving industry to embrace eco-friendly ways. [More]

Storage and Moving Websites Team Up to Provide Ease of Service

by John Stevens March 15, 2011 10:25 AM
The need for moving services goes hand in hand with finding a storage unit. It is a common sense pairing that is as essential as packing paper and boxes. Two such providers are joining forces to provide customers with an ease of service when it comes to moving their items into a storage space that is right for them. BuildmyMove.com was recently named the featured moving services provider for Storage.com, a nationwide, online search and booking engine for self storage. [More]

uShip and SpareFoot Join to Form Web Portal to Improve Consumer Searches for Facilities

by John Stevens November 16, 2010 11:36 AM
Finding and choosing a local storage facility just became easier for those in the market to find a safe and secure home for their excess belongings. A new, all-inclusive, online, ready at your fingertips web portal has been compiled and is ready to use for customers wanting to compare pricing, unit sizes, location, photos, customer reviews and more about self storage facilities in their area. [More]

NJ Moving Companies Fined for Operating Without a License

by Tony Gonzalez October 28, 2010 6:19 AM
The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has begun cracking down on unlicensed movers -- hard. Earlier this month, the division sent investigators out to do a two-day sting operation in order to catch movers who were operating without a state license. While the initial sting uncovered 18 unlicensed vehicles, closer scrutiny showed that more than 30 moving companies were operating without licenses. [More]

Can the New GPS III Satellite Find You and Your Nearest Self Storage Facility?

by Holly Robinson August 25, 2010 4:03 PM
In a word, yes. Or at least, it will be able to, once it is built and launched. GPS technology can do that now, anytime that your cell phone with GPS or other GPS tracking device is within range of a satellite. Then it can give you turn by turn directions explaining how you can get there. But when the new GPS III satellites are launched in 2014, GPS will become even more accurate, providing more precise information and giving directions that are even more carefully synchronized with the movements of your phone or car. Working with new applications such as Facebook Places, or Twitter’s new location option, new and old GPS satellites will be able to beam your precise GPS location, including the coordinates of any self storage facility that you may use, to your friends (and other interested parties) all over the world. The technology is useful -- but does it compromise your locational privacy? [More]
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