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Have Self Storage Management Software Will Travel

by Holly Robinson January 28, 2014 11:29 PM
Back in the late 1950’s and early 60’s there was a popular television show called Have Gun Will Travel. It was a western where—as the title indicates—having a gun was pretty important. In the real world that is not the case, especially not in the business world. However, replace ‘gun’ with software’ and in this day and age you just might have a story. [More]

American Self Storage Implements Self Storage Manager Software

by Winnie Hsiu January 22, 2014 7:00 PM
It’s a rare job in today’s world that doesn’t in some way or another require the use of a computer and access to the Internet. American Self Storage is among those businesses that use computers and online software. Recently, they implemented Self Storage Mobile Website (SSM) and Customer Portal modules at 13 of their storage facilities. [More]

Self Storage Industry Continues to Expand Overseas and Online

by John Stevens January 7, 2014 6:30 PM
People like space. They like their personal space, living space, parking space—if it involves giving them more room some way some how they like it. It’s no wonder. When it comes down to it we want to be able to enjoy what we have, feel its safe wherever we have it, and be able to stretch out when we want to—all perfect reasons to rent a self storage unit! [More]

Attending Self Storage Auctions is About to Get a Lot Easier

by John Stevens January 2, 2014 11:24 PM
It’s the American Dream to hit the lottery; to find the needle in the haystack. We want to find our thingy; our doo-hickey; our watch-a-ma-call-it that is going to make us money as we sit back and do nothing—or next to nothing. In recent years many have taken to self storage auctions to try and find it. [More]

It’s a Season for Saving for Self Storage Facilities

by Kim Kilpatrick December 13, 2013 11:59 PM
When it comes to any business—self storage or otherwise-- and savings people immediately assume that the news is going to be all about how much money they will save at said business, but that is not always the case. Sometimes it is about the business saving money. Why should people care? More often than not it means the business is trying to be environmentally responsible. [More]

Technology is Really Taking Hold in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens November 18, 2013 11:28 PM
At one time ocean going merchant vessels had large crews on board in order to operate the ship as it travelled from point A to point B. However, over time technology advanced to the point where 700 foot container ships could be efficiently operated by a skeleton crew of less than 20 people. Technology can do wonders like it has for shipping and is in the process of doing for the self storage industry as well. [More]

SiteLink User Conference To Be Held Next Week

by Kim Kilpatrick October 25, 2013 6:16 PM
Everybody is aware that the Texas Self Storage Association Annual Conference and Trade Show will be held October 27 through October 29. What many might not know is that SiteLink is holding their own breakoff conference the following day.

Because of the success of their conference last year, SiteLink decided to hold a second event this year. Managers, owners, and accountants will meet with the technology partners and the SiteLink team to learn key features about the software and how to use it to increase revenue. [More]

Extra Space Storage Hires Internet Marketing Company

by Kim Kilpatrick October 15, 2013 1:48 PM
Extra Space Storage, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, announced today that they have contracted with B2 Interactive to manage all aspects of Storage.com. B2 Interactive will provide Extra Space Storage with enterprise level resources, including transactional information and operational data to storage owners. [More]

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]

Auctions Becoming Even Bigger Business for Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu June 26, 2013 8:00 PM
You know a business or industry is going strong when of course the return on investment is high, but there are other indicators as well—like when another business or industry springs up because of yours. Such has been the case with auctions within the self storage industry. [More]
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