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A Blog by the U-Haul Self-Storage Affiliate Network

Attracting Storage Customers with Your Online Presence How to Get Your Own Advertising Van Storage Facility-Performance Checklist Preparing for the Opening Day of a Self-Storage Business USSAN Recaps the 2017 ISS World Expo

Attracting Storage Customers with Your Online Presence

Everyone and everything is now online. When attracting storage customers, self-storage business owners should focus on maintaining and building their online presence. Using social media and having a mobile-friendly website is just the beginning o…

How to Get Your Own Advertising Van

In a business climate saturated with self-storage businesses, it’s important to stand out. Learning how to get your own advertising van is an easy step in the right direction. The Storage Affiliate Advertising Van program helps storage owners fill th…

Storage Facility-Performance Checklist

Just like your car, your self-storage business needs periodic checkups to maintain optimal functioning. For that reason, here is a Storage Facility-Performance Checklist that every self-storage facility owner should review weekly. Because of that, ke…

Preparing for the Opening Day of a Self-Storage Business

Preparing for the opening day of a self-storage business takes a lot of work. Launching any business takes thoughtful preparation and organization. Follow these helpful tips from industry leaders to ensure you have a successful opening day of your se…

USSAN Recaps the 2017 ISS World Expo

The 2017 ISS World Expo in Las Vegas was a success with nearly 4,000 self-storage industry professionals in attendance. The expo had seven seminar tracks, seven workshops, networking events, roundtable discussions and an exhibition area where pro…

  • Tips to De-Stress

    Summer is here, the busy season of the self-storage industry. If you are like many of us you are feeling the heat, literally and figuratively. Sometimes we all need a little help de-stressing our lives.  Here are some quick […]

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  • Are You Utilizing Mobile Marketing Efforts?

    “Mobile is the future”. We have been hearing it for years and waiting for it to happen, but little do we know the shift has already occurred. Are you utilizing mobile marketing efforts? If you aren’t, you should. Beginning in 2014, smartphones now contribute up to 20% of all Internet traffic.

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  • Fun Marketing Ideas: Walker Road flower Flyer

    Creative Marketing Ideas

    Successful marketing campaigns require thinking outside the “box” and working with other businesses. Here is a creative marketing idea from self-storage facility manager Vickie in Texas.

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  • Meet Our Team Chris

    Meet Our Team Chris

    It’s always nice to put a face to a name, get to know programmer and database conversion specialist Christopher in this edition of Meet Our Team.

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  • Is a contact center right for you?

    Evaluating Services : Is a Call Center Right for You?

    In our industry, software cannot stand alone – requiring a handshake with numerous companies in order for a location to transact customer payments, offer tenant insurance, interface with online reservations, etc. Deciding which company will best work for […]

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  • Meet Our Team Caitlin

    Meet Our Team Caitlin

    It’s always nice to put a face to a name, get to know operations analyst Caitlin in this edition of Meet Our Team.

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  • Spotlight on Affiliate Route 66 Self Storage

    Spotlight on Route 66 Self Storage

    The self-storage industry doesn’t always get the recognition it deserves for creative and eye catching facility design, however locations like affiliate Route 66 Self Storage in Pomona, CA, show what original and imaginative facilities are out there. In this edition’s spotlight, we’d like to take a journey down the famous Route 66.

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  • Tips To Using Social Media

    Tips to Using Social Media to Promote Your Facility

    Social media has become a “go-to” resource for customers to research businesses, ask questions, and review services. It is one of the most powerful forms of word-of-mouth marketing online. This is why it’s important for self-storage facilities to be involved, and monitor their social media pages. Here are 5 basic tips to use social media to promote your self-storage facility.

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