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  • Improving Your Retail Savvy: Self-Storage Manager Experiences Lead to Suggestions on Product Sales
    A recent thread on Self-Storage Talk, the self-storage industry’s largest online community, sparked an interesting discussion among facility managers about retail-product sales. his article draws on forum members’ experiences, opinions and attitudes to offer up suggestions ...More
    August 17, 2010 Rob Kaminski Posted in Articles
  • Calculating Retail Profit: Add-On Merchandise Helps Boost Self-Storage Revenue
    If you own or operate a self-storage facility, you’re always looking for ways to create additional revenue. The sale of retail merchandise to your existing tenants and walk-in customers provides you with daily profit opportunities. See how much is at stake using a handy ...More
    June 18, 2010 Bill Meyers Posted in Articles
  • Summer Shape-Up: A Self-Storage Operator's Guide to Complete Facility Maintenance
    This ultimate maintenance guide covers everything from a self-storage operator's rooftop to the asphalt, unit doors to golf carts. Whether these tasks are performed weekly, daily or as needed, staying on top of them will ensure every self-storage facility is in top shape ...More
    May 31, 2010 Amy Campbell Posted in Articles
  • The BoxKey
    The BoxKey was born in a conversation between two retail managers who realized they had no alternative to a bulky, dangerous and awkward utility knife to open the endless stream of boxes they were faced with daily at work. ...More
    April 30, 2010 Posted in News
  • Ice Box
    Ice Box turns standard shipping boxes into insulated coolers. The box liners arrive flat but pop open to slip into standard shipping boxes in a variety of sizes including 83 inches, 123 inches and other popular-sized cartons. ...More
    April 21, 2010 Posted in News
  • Centralized Box Shipping and Storing
    Storage by the Box enables customers from anywhere in the United States to pack up items, use pre-paid FedEx shipping labels, and send boxes directly to the company’s facility in Chicago. ...More
    February 23, 2010 Posted in News
  • Moving and Storage Box Rental
    On the Move Inc. introduced its new moving and storage box rental program, which allows self-storage operators to purchase plastic boxes from the company and sell or rent them to self-storage customers. ...More
    January 25, 2010 Posted in News
  • Solo Lift Pro
    The Lift Mates' Solo Lift Pro enables users to lift and carry boxes with one hand. Also available from NewVations LLC is the Dual Lift Pro, which has updated pins and colors to match the Solo Lift Pro. ...More
    December 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • How to Upsell Ancillary Services and Retail Product in Self-Storage
    An upsell occurs when a customer buys something, and then you manage to sell him additional stuff he might want or need. Self-storage operators can use these upsell techniques to increase profit. ...More
    November 24, 2009 Brian Byrd Posted in Articles
  • Supply Side USA Names Johnston President
    Supply Side USA Inc., a PWC Group company, named Barry Johnston president. Johnston has extensive experience in corporate management, sales and marketing. ...More
    October 28, 2009 Posted in News