Category Archives: Storage Industry News

The Importance of Regular Updates in Online Marketing – Top Performers

It is our goal to keep our website updated with the most current information from all of our members.  We frequently send reminders for members to update descriptions, amenities, pricing, pictures and more.  The results are in and some of our members have made this a regular part of their weekly routine.  Congratulations to the...
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USstoragesearch.com To Power Self Storage Searches on Cazoodle.com

USstoragesearch.com is excited to have been chosen to power self storage searches on Cazoodle.com.  Cazoodle.com specializes in building search engines and their apartment search engine combines the listings from 10,000 listing sites, forums, newspaper classifieds and individual property management websites.  At Cazoodle.com users can look for their perfect rental home in any location in the...
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Cost Per Rental?

Marketing is often getting cut because it is viewed as an expense when actually it should be viewed as an investment. You have to advertise to make the phone ring right? More often than not if people actually knew their “cost per rental,” I think less and less people would view marketing as an expense. What...
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2009 Self Storage Facilities of the Year

mini-storage-messenger-logo 2009 is winding down and it is that time of the year where the self storage facilities of the year are announced by MiniCo Publishing. They announce the winners in six categories; overall, new facility, construction, conversion, specialty storage, and international. This years winners are:    
  • Overall: Store Self...
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Self Storage and National Security

self-storage-security-cameraThe November issue of SSA's magazine dedicates a substantial amount of space to an article titled "Self Storage Is Part of Today's Security-Threat Landscape".  We have talked about self storage and how some facilities are installing high-tech devices to help them monitor their facilities.  Here we...
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Self-Storage in a Tough Economy

We recently read an article on the ISS website about getting your self-storage business through this tough economic time. The article suggests that as the owner, investor, or operator of a self-storage business you need to hire a "go-getter" type manager. The type of person who will take on tasks with their own initiative to better your business....
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Inside Self-Storage Marketing Contest Winners

Best in Self-Storage Marketing

Inside Self-Storage has announced the winner of their Best in Self-Storage Marketing contest. Terri Gavins the senior manager of Storage Center of Southwood in Tallahassee, Florida was named the winner. The contest was centered around promotional efforts in the self-storage industry and was open...

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Life Storage In National Defence Magazine

 Self-Storage Factilities Eye Sensors to Detect Terrorist Threats 

Prior to the 1993 World Trade Center and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombings, the perpetrators used self-storage facilities to hide explosives and briefly housed the trucks used to carry out the attacks. A 2004 FBI memo to self-storage facility owners warned, “Terrorist plots that...
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