Contributing Editors

Storage Facility Owners Could Gain Big Money with Help from Storage Management Companies

by John Stevens November 18, 2010 11:46 AM
Wouldn’t it be great to own a car, but have someone else take care of keeping it clean, handling breakdowns, getting oil changes and rotating the tires? Well, that’s a lot like what a self storage management company can do for the owner of a storage facility. Management companies can handle many of the operational details for a storage facility, but foremost the objective is to boost revenues. [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]

Mini Storage Units in Greater Demand as Seasons Change and Holidays Arrive

by John Stevens November 15, 2010 8:16 AM
There are plenty of big storage units for those motorcycles, couches, beds, entertainment centers, big-screen TVs, and even SUVs. But what about its small cousin, the mini storage unit? Just what can be done with those smaller storage spaces besides holding a button collection? To find the answer just look at the demand. Trends are showing they’re becoming more popular for seasonal and holiday storage. [More]

As Storage Industry Grows, Now Might Be the Right Time to Join the Action

by John Stevens November 12, 2010 12:22 PM
Despite the floundering of the real estate market, the self storage industry has been showing steady and considerable profits throughout the past five years. It’s somewhat of a sign of the country’s non-stop consumerism. People need a place to store their old stuff once their new decorative suit of armor and china doll collection comes parading through the door. But it’s also a signal to the keen businessman that opening a storage facility could be a lucrative endeavor. [More]

Big Money Found in Storage Unit Translates to Donation for Special Olympics

by John Stevens November 11, 2010 8:06 AM
When Lady Luck smiled down on a Santa Fe, N.M., storage unit customer, the owner of the storage facility made a special lucky move in return. While going through her unit, Sandra Peters found $1,000 among her olive oil products in the climate controlled storage space. The storage facility owner randomly planted the money there and proceeded to match Peters’ good fortune by donating $1,000 to the Special Olympics in Santa Fe. [More]

Industry Expert to Speak During Webinar on How to Increase Earnings

by John Stevens November 8, 2010 2:09 PM
In this economy, it’s hard to find a more pleasing topic to a storage facility owner than how to increase revenue. A free webinar on Nov. 10, 2010 at 2 p.m. ET will answer just that question by addressing the importance of tracking and measuring conversion ratios to improve overall revenue. [More]

A Duet by Two Legendary Singers Found in Storage Facility

by John Stevens November 3, 2010 10:43 AM
It’s hard to imagine the magnificent and lyrical voices of Ray Charles and Johnny Cash being bottled up in storage. But that’s just what happened until a tape was recently found in a New York storage facility. [More]

Storage Facility Owners Along Mexico Border Using Tactics to Attract Hispanic Customers

by John Stevens November 2, 2010 11:46 AM
Storage facility owners along the Mexico border are making extra grand steps to reach out to a Hispanic market that is continually growing. They are getting a firm grasp on knowing their customer base and catering to its needs. [More]

Self Storage Facility for Homeless Finalist in Contest for Funding

by Holly Robinson November 1, 2010 11:40 AM
A storage facility for the homeless in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside has been selected as a finalist to receive $25,000 from the Pepsi Refresh Project. [More]

Vancouver Church Pleads for Votes to Keep Self Storage Facility for Homeless

by Holly Robinson October 29, 2010 11:08 AM
Each day, over 250 homeless people rely on the self storage facility of the First United Church in Vancouver, Canada to keep their belongings safe. To prevent the facility from closing when its funding ends this Fall, First United Church is spreading the word to vote online before Oct. 31 for new funding for the program through the Pepsi Refresh Project. [More]
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