On March 9, self-storage facility directory USstoragesearch.com launched a partnership with self-storage lead-generation website Storage.com. Both sites allow consumers to shop and compare self-storage facilities and units in real time.
In addition to the convenience the websites afford storage shoppers, they provide a platform for self-storage owners and operators to market their properties. “The Internet is quickly becoming the primary customer acquisition channel for self storage operators,” said Kenneth McCall, director at Storage.com.
Through integration with most property-management software systems, USstoragesearch.com allows for real-time reservations to be made on its syndication network, which includes Storage.com. The company launched its Storage Syndication Program in November 2010 and now powers self-storage searches on more than 3,000 websites.
“The ability for us to leverage the Storage.com platform on behalf of our clients is a tremendous step forward for USstoragesearch.com and gives additional visibility to our client base,” said Mike Jones, vice president of operations at USstoragesearch.com.
Storage.com is owned by Utah-based Self Storage Co. LLC. The company entered a network partnership agreement with US Storage Search Inc. in August to develop and market self-storage listings on Storage.com. The website now features more than 2,000 self storage properties and 11,000 mobile-storage locations.
Established in 2004, USstoragesearch.com features more than 18,000 facility listings. Customers using the reservation network search real-time available storage units by location, size, property features and specials.