Self Storage Trends for 2023 and Beyond
The self storage industry is growing every day; here are some trends driving its growth.
Top Self Storage Articles In 2022
We’ve continued to expand on our comprehensive resource guide for self storage business owners over the past 12 months - check out which were our most popular ones.
Storeganise December 2022 updates
Introducing the December 2022 release of Storeganise: New features and improvements
Starting a Self Storage Business in 2023: Ultimate Guide
In this extensive guide, we delineate how to start a self storage business.
16 Essential Tips for Self Storage Marketing
If you need help with marketing your self storage business, these essential tips are for you!
A Guide on How to Make Money With an Empty Building
Can you make money with an empty building? Find out here.
Choosing The Right Solution to Manage Storage Operation
Having the right management software is crucial to operate an automated facility, and here are a few insights that will help you with your decision.
What Does Climate-Controlled Storage Mean?
Learn about climate-controlled storage, its advantages, and whether installing it is a good idea.
Do You Need Planning Permission for a Storage Container Business?
Is there a need for planning permission for a storage container business? Find out here!
Features of the best self storage websites in 2023 – with examples
Are you looking for inspiration from the best self storage websites? Here are the must-haves for 2023 with top features from our years of industry experience.
August 2022 updates to the Storeganise self storage management software
Sitemap, additional invoicing and payment features, better GTM support and more…
June 2022 updates to the Storeganise self storage management software
June 2022 marks another major release for Storeganise that brings new features and improvements to our existing users free of charge.
Setting up discounts and referral codes
Discounts and referral codes can be an efficient way to boost occupancy rates. Learn how in this article.
Using self storage sitemaps: Scheduling move-ins and move-outs
Visualise your site occupancy, edit your sitemap and schedule move-ins and move-outs.
Improve self storage management using labels
How to use labels for better self storage management?
Crisis Management for Self-Storage – navigating a PR disaster
How to manage PR in the light of a crisis to save your business.
How technology can help you improve your customer relationship management
Yup, technology can also help you keep up with your customers and leads. Here’s how.
Every question you had about self storage access control – answered
What are your options in access control, and what does each solution mean for you?
Adjusting your marketing plan for when occupancy is high
Marketing is crucial for finding new tenants, but what can you do with your marketing when you’re close to capacity?
Increasing prices without angering your customers – here is how
3 strategies on setting new rent levels and telling your customers.
The key demand drivers in the Asia Pacific region: The 2022 SSAA report summarised
The 2022 SSAA report was recently published. We go over the key points brought up in relation to demand drivers.
Tracking expenses for your self storage facility
Find out how to best keep track of company finances. In this post, we’ll go over the best practices and methods of tracking expenses for your self storage business.
Marketing strategy for the spring surge – No storage left behind
Spring is a high-demand season for self storage. Attract more customers and boost storage occupancy rates with these simple but effective marketing tips.
Managing your self storage facility remotely
Remote working isn’t going anywhere. How can self-storage managers effectively oversee their facilities from afar?
Who are self storage customers in Asia?
Deep-dive into self-storage customer demographics and preferences in APAC.
How to make your storage attractive to business customers
In this blog post, we’ll teach you how to properly prepare your self storage facility to be more attractive to e-commerce and retail business customers.
The power of user experience: Turning leads into customers
Learn how a user-friendly customer portal is essential to providing the perfect user experience for your customers.
Self storage 2021- a year in review
Year 2021 has been just as eventful as the last, we look to European reports indicating trends and attitudes throughout 2021.
5 must-have self storage software features
Our top picks to make selecting a self storage software a little easier.
How to pick self storage software for small businesses
Must have features and what to watch out for when selecting self storage software.
5 mistakes to avoid when buying self storage software
Nearly all self storage businesses will require a software solution to help their business run. Ensure you’re making the right choice for your facility’s needs by avoiding these common mistakes.
Implementing online chat for your self storage website
Online chat is increasing in popularity as a customer service solution. Here we break down the pros and cons, as well as other considerations.
Interview with self storage industry expert - How to choose the best management software for your facility
We sit down with industry expert Miles Davison, where he breaks down how to choose the best management software for you
Gen Z is becoming the dominant group; where does self storage stand?
Self storage must prepare now, as Gen Z will soon become the dominant consumer group.
Self storage marketing for the holiday season
Marketing advice to reduce vacant units over the winter season.
Self storage in Europe – how do you compare against it?
Rising rent levels, more digital tools & a positive outlook – self storage in Europe in 2021
The state of the European self storage industry in 2021
Self storage is growing across Europe, and becoming an attractive investment with untapped potential.
Setting up a budget for self storage marketing
Setting up a marketing budget is important but may seem daunting. We list out the basics to help you get started.
Online accessibility guide for self storage business
Online accessibility is a growing concern, so we take a look at what that means for your self storage company.
Analytics and reports for self storage
Analytics and reports for revenue and occupancy metrics, and KPIs to manage your self storage.
Tiered value pricing boosts your self storage sales
Tiered value pricing can benefit both your business and your consumers. Learn why in this article.
Getting more student renters for the school season
The new school year is upon us! Learn what storage needs students have, and how to best fulfil them.
Installing solar panels at your self storage facility
Storage facilities need to be more sustainable. One way is to implement solar panels. What are the benefits, and what are the potential pitfalls of moving to solar?
Self storage facility - property care guide
Self storage management 101 - how do you stay on top of daily and monthly tasks as a self-storage property manager? Here’s our guide to help organise your pile of to-do’s into manageable chunks
Tips & tricks for improving self storage sales
Tricks for better self storage sales that will help you convince prospects to sign the deal.
Tracking your self storage marketing campaigns
Marketing is key to a businesses’ success, but it’s made all the more useful with effective tracking. Here are our top tips.
Improving customer experience to compete with bigger competitors
REITs and bigger chains are on the rise in the self-storage market. What should smaller storage companies do to survive?
Implementing contactless solutions at your self storage facility
Coronavirus forced storage businesses to pivot to contactless, will it still be viable in a post-pandemic world?
Self storage automated – breaking down key features
With Storeganise, you can run your facility fully automated. Here is a breakdown of key automation features.
How to easily set up automated billing for your self storage service
Automated billing saves you time, money, and stress. With Storeganise, you can hand over this routine task to the system.
What reopening means for self storage in the UK
The UK reopens today. What does it mean for self-storage businesses? And what considerations should you make in terms of keeping your staff and customers safe?
Tips for setting up a valet storage service at your self storage facility
Self-storage companies have rapidly included valet storage as a vital component. Reading this guide sets you off onto a right path of superior valet storage services
Tips for better self storage management
Here are our top tips for improving self storage management.
Maximising self storage website conversion
How to get more out of your self storage website.
What does a well made self storage feasibility study look like
In this article, we go over what you must include in your self storage feasibility study.
Managing online bookings and enquiries
Moving online is hugely beneficial for your business, but will also come with challenges. Here are some tips on how best to handle online bookings and incoming enquiries.
What to consider when automating your self storage facility
Automation is the future of self storage, but what do you need to consider when you choose to implement these tools?
Oshiire Sangyo Co., Ltd; Streamlining of Operations
“Because Storeganise is a cloud-based platform we can connect from any “location” or “device” for normal operations such as contracts or payment processing. As a result, we were able to smoothly transition to telework without having to consider a new supplementary system.”
Best self storage blogs and what makes them awesome
What are the best self storage blogs to follow in 2021. Here are our top picks.
Starting a referral program at your self storage facility
Referral programs are an underrated form of marketing. We explain why, and how to start one for your own self-storage business.
Self storage automation - benefits of an automated facility
Here we break down the tangible benefits of an automated self storage facility.
Step-by-step formula for dealing with negative reviews online
Every business has disappointed customers that leave negative reviews. Here is a step-by-step formula for dealing with negative reviews online so that you remain looking good to potential customers.
Simple ways to improve your self storage customer service
Customer service is vital for self storage companies. Here are some key tips to make sure your customer experience is at its best.
How to improve self storage website UX - a 1 minute rundown.
We have put together actionable advice to make sure your customers have a great customer experience.
Setting up local listings for self storage
This post goes over how to set up local listings like Google My Business, Yelp, Apple Maps, Bing and Facebook Local
"Tidying up with Marie Kondo" Boosting Sales at Self Storage Facilities
Tidying up with Marie Kondo on Netflix unleashed a decluttering craze. To KonMari is now a recognized verb, but where does this trend leave self storage?
Exploring technology for your self storage business
We live in the age of technology – here are 5 ways you can use technology to give your customers a more modern experience.
Choosing the right self storage management software
Having the right self storage management software is crucial these days, and here are a few insights that will help you with your decision.
Make mobile friendly self storage customer experience
In this article, we break down why implementing a mobile app enhances your self storage customer experience.
The benefits of adding a blog to your self storage website
Blogging can be invaluable for driving online traffic to your self storage company, here are the benefits.
Self storage trends to watch in 2021
With the self storage industry expected to grow, here are some of the trends you need to look out for.
Insurance for your self storage business
For a self storage business to be successful and survive the typical hassles associated with the industry, insurance coverage is key. Here we talk about the importance of insurance for your self storage business, and the types of coverage to consider.
Psychology of self storage pricing
Rates and pricing for self storage is vital in driving business. Here are some of the basics about consumer psychology that will help inform you on your price changes.
The basics of self storage security
Security at your facility means a lot of things. Here are the basics you need to know.
Tapping into the business of wine storage
Here’s how and why you should include wine storage as a service in your self storage company.
Branding for your self storage business
Developing your company’s brand is maybe the most important part of your company’s marketing strategy. Here we give you some starting knowledge on how to develop a great one.
Top tips for maintaining your HVAC system
HVAC systems are central to offering climate-controlled storage. Here’s ways to make sure you have them running as best they can.
Online payment and management solutions for self storage business
Everything is moving online these days. Here’s why you and your self storage business should too.
How to handle a self storage price increase
Consistent rental rate increases are necessary for running a successful self storage business. How do you make the price change as smooth as possible for both your business and your tenants?
10 Metrics Every Self Storage Business Owner Should Be Tracking
What are the metrics you should be tracking to ensure your self storage business is successful?
Facebook advertising for self storage business
With Facebook becoming an increasingly effective platform for marketing, learn how you can make the most out of Facebook ads to grow your self storage business.
Offering moving trucks for self storage
Offering moving truck rentals as part of your self storage business could be just the service to take your business to the next level. Let’s explore some of the major considerations behind offering moving truck rentals.
Ancillary profit centres in self storage
Business might be on the rise again, but it can always be better. Here are some options for other profit centres in self storage.
The Storage People
“Not only did their software provide the innovative solutions we were looking for, but their friendly attitude and drive to continually develop a better customer-driven product was what made us make the switch.”
“The flexibility of the Storeganise system, the availability of the team to work through individual needs and adjustments, and the streamlined operating system was why I chose Storeganise.”
The importance of a self storage feasibility study
A solid feasibility study for your self storage business is invaluable. Find out why your business needs one, and the necessary steps to carry one out.
“We wanted a software that provided a complete solution to our valet storage business needs, streamlining all of our business needs from messaging, to online inventory and automated payments.”
“For us, Storeganise’s software was a clear choice as it efficiently handles all aspects of the valet order creation, inventory/warehouse management, customer billing and more.”
4 email marketing must-do's for self storage promotion
Email marketing is still one of the most effective online marketing tools available. So, how can you build an effective email campaign for your self storage operations?
“We needed a software solution that addressed our specific market needs and was open to evolving and growing with our business.”
“Storeganise offered a cloud-based solution, which was accessible via any device from any location. Most importantly, as a seasonal business, we needed a solution that was flexible enough to cope with the peaks and troughs of our business needs.”
The 4 Ds of self storage demand
The 4 Ds of self storage combine to be the most stable and reliable customer markets for self storage businesses. In this article we outline and dissect what they are.
“Storeganise has proven to be invaluable in the management of STORE’s valet order workflow. With responsive tools and management services, Storeganise has powered STORE in its ability to control and fulfill customer orders effectively and efficiently.”
“I chose Storeganise because it was very specific to our valet-storage model and provided out of the box functionality. The benefits most attractive to me include cloud-based hosting, automated payments, online inventory, pickup/delivery scheduling, and ease of use.”
Self storage sanitation in COVID times
Businesses and stores are reopening. Here’s how your facility can reopen safely.
Self storage delinquencies in the age of COVID
Coronavirus has affected how storage companies handle account delinquency. We break down how to handle it for the benefit of both sides.
Should you automate your self storage facility?
Find out why full automation for self storage businesses is going to be a necessity in the near future.
Predicting the "New Normal" of self storage
We are all headed towards a post-COVID new normal, so let’s see what that means for the self storage industry.
Fire prevention and safety at your self storage facility
In this post we’ll look at the most important fire safety measures to have at your self storage facility.
The growing demand for self storage in Asia
This article will explore the main drivers behind why Asia is primed to catch up to the US when it comes to self storage.
Is your self storage business COVID-ready?
What procedures do businesses need to have in place to stay running through the pandemic?
Offline marketing for self storage business
Recent years have shown a sharp increase in the number of self storage companies, meaning that if you want your business to get noticed, not only does your service have to be great, but you need effective ways to get the word out about your company.
Increasing the conversion rate in your self storage business
Take a look at our 7 expert tips on converting leads into renters.
7 tips before setting up your self storage facility
If you’re new to the self storage industry, or are looking to set-up your own facility, take a look at our expert tips.
6 Steps to making your storage business more sustainable
With consumers becoming more aware of their environmental impacts, it is undeniable that creating a facility with an emphasis on sustainability and environmentally friendly features is attractive to potential customers.
Marketing your self storage facility online
Here we break down 5 important steps to attracting and converting new leads and keeping them as long-term customers.
Delivery services are changing the game for self storage companies
Technology is playing an increasingly important role in the evolution of all types of industries. As a storage company, what can we learn from this e-commerce experience in order to add value to the services we offer our consumers?
July 2020 updates
Labels, Invoice multi-select, Discount & Promo codes and more…
What can we learn from U-Haul in handling the COVID-19 crisis?
The first half of 2020 has been a tumultuous period to say the least, with the worldrocked by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Flights have been cancelled, holiday plans disrupted, and undoubtedly your business has been disrupted…