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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…

  • Welcome New Affiliate

    Welcome New Affiliate North Star Storage

    Each month the U-Haul Self-Storage Affiliate Network welcomes the newest locations in the network. This May, we are excited to introduce many new self-storage facilities. In this post, we are pleased to welcome new affiliate North Star Storage in Hermiston, Oregon.

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  • Meet Our Team Andrea

    Meet Our Team Andrea

    It’s always nice to put a face to a name, get to know operations analyst Andrea in this edition of Meet Our Team.     Do you have any pets? Let us know in the comments section! Click […]

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  • Welcome New Affiliate Mason Self-Storage

    Each month the U-Haul Self-Storage Affiliate Network welcomes the newest locations in the network. This May, we are excited to welcome many new self-storage facilities. In this post, we are pleased to introduce Mason Self-Storage.

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  • Joseph Carter - Web Marketing Guru

    Designing Your Website and Understanding Your Web Traffic

    When designing your website, it’s important to ask yourself “what’s my goal?” Your goal should be to provide pertinent information that will help online searchers decide they need self-storage and your facility is the one for them. To create the most successful, user friendly site, design it like you’d answer the phone.

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  • Welcome to Self-Storage Insider

    Welcome to Self-Storage Insider, a blog by the U-Haul Self-Storage Affiliate Network. We want to hear from you! Interested in becoming a guest blogger?

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  • Edmonton, Alberta

    Did you know? Self-Storage Facts

    Everyone loves a good list! Here is a list of interesting facts about the self-storage industry including reservation statstics, small business facts, and more. Do you know which city in the U.S. receives the most reservations?

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    Responsive Web Design and Your Facility

    In today’s technologically savvy society, more and more people are ditching their desktop computers to browse the web and are using their mobile devices instead. How many times have you been in arms distance of a desktop computer but instead chose to check your Facebook or search Google on your mobile device? If you are using your mobile device more and more to search the web, you are not alone.

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  • Percentage of Search Engine Traffic

    How Search Engines Rank Websites

    Most people know it’s better to be ranked on the first page, but do you know how to get there? Online marketing can seem like a different language. Fortunately, the U-Haul Self-Storage Affiliate Network has access to professional, online marketing experts. Here is some advice from Web Marketer Joseph Carter.

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  • Minnesota State Seal

    Impending Minnesota Self-Storage Sales Tax Repealed

    In 2013 Minnesota passed a new self-storage sales tax to be implemented on April 1, 2014. The self-storage tax would have effected all customers classified as business customers storing items at self-storage locations or warehouses. Collecting the tax would have been required by each self-storage provider and would have created an inherent requirement that each self-storage customer be classified as business or non-business.

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