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StorageFront Unveils Mobile Version of their Website

by Holly Robinson June 1, 2012 2:39 PM
According to data from Cisco Systems Inc., mobile traffic has more than doubled in the last four years. Mobile traffic to the StorageFront website rose from less than 1 percent in 2009 to nearly 20 percent in the first four months of this year. Because of this growth, StorageFront recently built and launched their new mobile site. [More]

SpareFoot Offers Free Tenant-Value Calculator

by John Stevens May 11, 2012 3:45 PM
It can be difficult for someone in the storage industry to really know the lifetime value of tenants who use their rental units -- and the cost of getting that tenant. SpareFoot’s Tenant Value Calculator can give owners and managers a very clear idea of their value. [More]

The Storage Business Owners Alliance to Host Two Upcoming Webinars

by Holly Robinson May 4, 2012 3:00 PM
The Internet bubble, the Information Technology Bubble, and the dot-com bubble all refer to the same thing: the years between 1995 and 2000 when there was a booming commercial growth on the Internet. Many Internet-based companies (described as dot-coms) came into existence and made huge financial gains. That bubble collapsed in 2000-2001. [More]

Property Listing Service Now Available for the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu May 3, 2012 2:00 PM
If you aree an investor interested in purchasing self storage facilities, you would have a difficult time finding those that are for sale. You'd have to read lots of newspaper real estate listing or go to lots of real estate websites to see what was available. But now, there is a clearing house for listings of places for sale - all in one convenient location. It's like a one-stop-shop where you can see facilities that are available in your local neighborhood or all across the United States. [More]

SpareFoot Improves Website Performance

by John Stevens May 1, 2012 6:10 PM
If you are driving along and your check engine light comes on, you instantly know that something is amiss with your car. That light is part of your car’s onboard diagnostics system that monitors things such as low oil pressure, poor engine performance, and faulty electrical circuits. When it comes to websites, many business owners do not have a ‘check engine’ light to indicate there are problems with their site – unless your business is SpareFoot. [More]

American Classic Self Storage Launches New Website

by Winnie Hsiu April 30, 2012 7:32 PM
Rarely does a month go by that we don’t read in the news how self storage facilities are improving their websites and increasing their use of online technology. More and more, self storage owners are learning and understanding how to use a website for marketing, for getting information out to prospective and current customers, and for making it easier for people to sign up for and to pay for storage units. [More]

Customers Make Real-Time Reservations on Facebook for Storage Post Rental Units

by Winnie Hsiu April 26, 2012 8:56 PM
Storage Post is on the cutting edge of technology. They are the first self storage company to provide state-of-the-art reservation ability on their Facebook page. Customers can locate a nearby Storage Post facility, check available sizes, and reserve units – all directly in Facebook. [More]
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