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Two Things Needed for Self Storage Facilities in Asia

by Tony Gonzalez April 1, 2014 9:19 PM
In the United States, self storage is a $24 billion dollar business. Publically traded self storage businesses continue to out perform the S&P 500 and there are over 50,000 facilities in the United States. But, how is the self storage industry in Asia?

In places such as Singapore, Japan, and Hong Kong, the self storage business is flourishing. But, in two of Asia’s largest markets – India and China – it is non-existent. [More]

There is No Resting on Laurels in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson November 4, 2013 11:50 PM
Coaches of the better sports teams always fear one thing; two if you count injuries. Besides seeing guys get hurt, they fear that their team will become complacent. They fear that if they played the worst team in the league their team would play down on the bad team’s level—and there is nothing worse than getting beat by a bad team! [More]

Have Website Will Travel in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens October 2, 2013 11:43 PM
In the Old West—at least the one portrayed in movies—having a gun certainly could make it much easier to travel. It is not unusual for certain things to have a significant impact on the success or failure of something else. For example, you likely not find too many writers that will not have a computer to type their articles or stories on. [More]

No Need for the Bat-Signal if Your Self Storage Website is Good

by Tony Gonzalez February 16, 2013 12:41 AM
Do you ever wonder that if Batman had begun now rather than back in the late 1930s if the Bat-Signal would exist? Would they have still gone for it in order to make use of the symbolism or would they have resorted to more technological means, i.e. text message, instant message, Pinterest board, etc.? Would Batman have simply added a forum to his web site with email notification whenever he got a message? [More]

Self Storage News Roundup

by Holly Robinson December 30, 2011 8:03 AM
As the year draws to a close, you would think that news in the self storage industry would be rather quiet. Not so! Here’s a small roundup of some exciting things going on around the country. [More]

Storitz.com Redesigns Website For Easier Use

by John Stevens August 24, 2011 12:19 PM
When people look for information about businesses, one of the first places they go to is the Internet. If a business does not have a web site, it loses money because it can't be found by potential customers. Having a well-designed web site is critical to attract those potential customers and make it easy for them to do business with you. Storitz.com learned just how important that well-designed web site is. [More]

Manager of Hawaiian Self Storage Facility Creates Website to Inform Industry and Public About Auctions

by John Stevens July 7, 2011 4:31 PM
Zack Proser, a facility manager with Storage Kings self storage in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii started getting calls from non-customers shortly after the reality series “Storage Wars” and “Auction Hunters” took off in popularity last fall. They all wanted to know when the next auction was scheduled for. [More]

A Vote to Allow New Domain Names Will Likely Become “Biggest Change” Seen on the Internet

by John Stevens June 20, 2011 8:22 AM
The suffixes - .com, .net and .org –that we have all become so used to could now change to .food, .cars, .clothes, .storage and other various domain name endings. A powerful global company that charts the course of the Internet decided today to make available countless new domain suffixes, allowing companies to be creative and unique when guiding users to their websites. [More]

Self Storage Community Discusses Power of Blogging

by John Stevens March 30, 2011 8:43 AM
We all realize the power of technology can help a business thrive. Having a website is the first step to creating a strong internet presence. But driving traffic to your site on a continual basis takes determination and dedication. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is essential for coming up high on the list when a customer searches for self storage. One way to do this is to create a blog for your website. [More]

EasyStorageSearch.com Improves Ease of Use and Ramps Up Service

by John Stevens March 25, 2011 11:22 AM
When consumers look for self storage options, most hop on the Internet to conduct a quick search. Making that search easy, quick and thorough is what database websites strive to achieve. Making improvements to the search engine capability is ongoing. EasyStorageSearch.com recently revamped its website to better provide up-to-date pricing and rental information. [More]
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