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Mobile Mini Seeks to Rent Property to Store Their Containers

by Kim Kilpatrick January 15, 2014 6:48 PM
Mike Cox owns 4 acres in Commack, New York. He wants to rent his property to Mobile Mini. Mobile Mini wants to use the property to store some of their empty mobile storage boxes. That sounds straightforward and shouldn’t be any problem. Right?

Not really. [More]

Door to Door Hires a New Head Over IT

by Kim Kilpatrick December 4, 2013 9:46 PM
Computers and technology have become a necessary part of doing business in today’s world. Because of that, many companies need people skilled in all sorts of technical areas -- computer programming, systems analyst, systems developer, computer maintenance, and network administration. [More]

A New Self Storage Business Debuts in Los Angeles

by Kim Kilpatrick September 6, 2013 3:23 PM
Want to stash away your summer clothes? Finished using your water skis, kneeboards, and baseball equipment? Want to organize your closet? Or your garage perhaps? Clutter is the answer to your clutter. [More]

Freehold Township in New Jersey Discusses Regulating Portable Storage Containers

by Tony Gonzalez August 21, 2013 9:02 PM
Everyone has heard the saying “One man’s treasure is another man’s trash.” This saying makes a point that what is valuable to one person might not be valuable to the next. This principle can be applied to many other situations. One of those situations concerns portable storage units. [More]

EasyStorageSearch.com Shares Survey Results

by Tony Gonzalez July 24, 2013 10:51 AM
To be successful, it is critical for self storage businesses to keep a pulse on the needs and wants of their customers. Customer surveys provide that vital information – and information about the customers’ satisfaction or dissatisfaction. Surveys also provide useful information if a business is thinking about expanding their services or products. [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]

Things Are Looking Up Down Under for TaxiBox Mobile Self Storage

by Holly Robinson May 30, 2013 1:53 PM
Before they started their business in Australia, Ben Cohn and Jeremy Rosen had never driven a truck or a forklift. They were used to working in executive offices wearing suits and ties instead of in working in warehouses wearing Levis and hoodies. They weren't used to managing older staff members and didn't have any experience in the self storage industry. (Rosen was a former investment banker and Cohn had worked in property investment.) [More]

Door to Door Storage Forms New Partnership

by Winnie Hsiu March 27, 2013 6:25 PM
Today, Door to Door Storage, Inc., announced they have formed a partnership with FreightCenter. FreightCenter assists businesses and individuals with their freight shipping needs. This partnership will enable Door to Door to offer a new type of service for its customers. [More]

Zippy Shell Mobile Self Storage Expands Again

by Kim Kilpatrick November 27, 2012 6:00 PM
The saying ‘steady as she goes’ is a nautical phrase that refers to the helmsman keeping a ship firmly pointed in the intended course or direction. Steady as she goes could also refer to the progress that Zippy Shell Mobile Self Storage and Moving is making as a relatively new franchise in the United States.

Zippy Shell is pleased to announce the opening of another new franchise: Zippy Shell South Bay in California. They recently opened a franchise in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, in October. [More]

3 Men Movers Add a "Move Concierge" Position to Their Company

by Winnie Hsiu October 11, 2012 1:57 PM
Many of the four- and five-star hotels have a concierge. A concierge is a person who is in charge of special services for the hotel guests. Need tickets to the theater? Ask the concierge. Need to know about a tour to a local tourist attraction. The concierge will know.

3 Men Movers has incorporated the concept of a concierge into their business model and have created a new position - the 'Move Concierge." This person in this position will make sure that all moves go smoothly and that the customer has the best experience that the company has to offer. Quality with an extra touch is their goal. [More]
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