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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…

  • Are you properly branding your facility?

    Are You Properly Branding Your Facility?

    Do you know why self-storage facility branding is so important? It’s the same as asking why anyone would choose your facility over the facility down the street. The concept behind branding is simple. Branding comes from knowing and […]

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    Customer Service on Social Media

    When it comes to customer service for social media, some businesses are doing it well and others are falling short. There is nothing more frustrating to a customer than a brand that wants to talk at you, but […]

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  • Photography Tips for Eye Catching Facility Photos

    Eye catching photos of your self-storage facility can transform your business’s online presence. The simple addition of quality images to your web listing allows customers to locate your facility more easily and make a confident decision about where […]

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    Legal News – When Is a Tenant’s Entry Into A Facility Considered A Trespass?

    One of the most difficult issues under landlord and tenant law is to determine the point when a tenant, who is otherwise invited to be inside a self storage facility, can be considered a trespasser. Self-storage legal expert Scott Zucker discusses when a tenant’s entry into a facility is considered a trespass in this post of the Self-Storage Insider.

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  • 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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