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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]

Zippy Shell Opens New Franchise in New Jersey

by John Stevens August 21, 2012 9:39 AM
Zippy Shell is working with Franchise Clique to find entrepreneurs who are looking for a new franchise opportunity. Together, they are creating a campaign to target those entrepreneurs.

"Zippy Shell is a great franchise concepts," says Franchise Clique CEO David Schwartz. "It combines the standard do-it-yourself moving model with the ease and convenience of having a trained professional do the moving or the storing for you." [More]

Self Storage Legal Network Sponsors an Upcoming Webinar

by Holly Robinson July 25, 2012 1:19 PM
As the use of mobile storage containers become more and more widespread, cities around the country are grappling with issues surrounding them. Some of the concerns cover issues such as regulating placements of units on a property. Can a person put a unit in their front yard? Should the units be allowed only in driveways? If units are required to be in a driveway, will that impact the parking spaces in a residential neighborhood? [More]

MyWay Mobile Storage Supports Star-Spangled Sailabration in Baltimore

by Winnie Hsiu July 17, 2012 6:20 PM
Two hundred years ago saw the United States of America once again at war with Britain. There were several reasons for the War of 1812. The British imposed trade restrictions on the United States because of their ongoing war with France. The British pressed American merchant sailors into serving in the British Royal Navy. The British supported the American Indian tribes in their fight against American expansion. And, America wanted to annex Canada. [More]

Two Zippy Shell Mobile Self Storage and Moving Facilities Will Open in Pennsylvania

by Holly Robinson July 2, 2012 7:00 PM
Zippy Shell Mobile Self Storage and Moving announced the establishment of a franchise in Lehigh Valley and Northampton counties in Pennsylvania. Donna and Walter Yext signed a franchise agreement and anticipate opening a Zippy Shell facility in Lehigh Valley in October 2012. [More]

Smartbox Storage Opens a New Facility in Australia

by Winnie Hsiu May 9, 2012 9:47 AM
Smartbox storage recently opened a new 2,000 square-meter secure storage facility in Braeside, Australia, which is a suburb of Melbourne. Smartbox, a locally owned company which also has a facility in Sydney, expanded their services to Braeside because of the growing demand for their mobile storage units. [More]

Best Website Named by Inside Self Storage Readers

by Kim Kilpatrick September 29, 2011 9:41 AM
Inside Self Storage conducted the 2011 Best of Business choice-opinion poll with their readers. USstoragesearch.com was named the "Best Website" in 2011. [More]

New Storage Facilities Opening Around the Country

by Tony Gonzalez September 28, 2011 5:22 PM
The economy is slowly picking up around the United States. More and more new self storage facilities are opening up and expanding their business. [More]

Self Storage for More than Just Storage

by Winnie Hsiu September 13, 2011 2:38 PM
To the casual observer, the self storage industry is pretty cut and dry. Business owners essentially own buildings full of spaces as small as closet sized to as big (or bigger) than the average garage that people can store their personal treasures in. However, there are many stores that do a lot more than just store things. [More]
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