How to Make Money in Self Storage!

14 Nov 2018

Congratulations! You survived many years of operating your storage units. Hopefully you're in the black and your operating somewhere between 90 and 95% full all the time. Now the question is: how do you become more profitable?


Rookies getting started

31 Oct 2018

Hi. My name is Bob. I own and operate Willow Dell Store it and Lock it mini storage units in Ohio. I've been a 6Storage customer for almost 2 years now, and I've been officially part of their team for over a year-and-a-half. In this article we're going to talk about some rookie challenges getting into the Mini Storage business.


Self Storage Management Software Value

24 Oct 2018

There is no free lunch in self-storage or anywhere else. So, how do you go getting the most value for your hard-earned storage management dollar? Some might say you get what you pay for. Some might say; “Why pay it all my notebook works just fine.”


New competition in town!

10 Oct 2018

Oh no! Someone is building a new self-storage center down the street! What's that going to mean for my business? Chances are excellent that it won't mean anything bad. There are several forces at work when you’re talking about business and competition. Let's take a look at a few.


Marketing Money Where it Matters Most

25 Sep 2018

Tomatoes. Like at the farmer’s market, the tomato in front of you is essentially the same as the tomato at the next booth. Your 10x10 storage unit is essentially the same your competitors down the street. Now, we have to compare apples to apples or in this case tomatoes to tomatoes, so please assume that the facilities are equivalent.


Sitemap – What are they? What do they do? Why do they matter most to Operators & Tenants?

18 Jul 2018

We’ve often heard this term “Sitemap” from many storage operators worldwide, many often speak about this and on how this helps them with their day to day operations. But have you ever seen one or know what they are used for?


Self-Storage Coupons and Discounts – Make them beneficial for both the Storage Operator and Tenant!

11 Jul 2018

Understand the current demands for rental discounts, Some of the commonly offered ones and on how to best track and manage Discounts/Offers in an easy way. Did you know that promotional discounts do not hurt the revenue of the business but in fact acts as a source for New potential clients and better ROI!


Multiple Units Rental

3 Jul 2018

The storage world today has aged much wherein we’ve incorporated new technologies to better manage our day to day operations at the facility. A recent survey conducted in California proves that a manager/operator spends an average of 15mins with a customer to help them in renting a unit.


How to handle delinquent tenants and late fees?

14 Jun 2018

The current prevailing problem between self storage owners and tenants is that of tenants not paying rent on time. No matter how hard you try, delinquent tenants and late rents are an issue which you need to face every month. This causes a lot of problems on the financial front and leaves you with no choice but to..


Self Storage – Technology - TODAY

7 Jun 2018

In the ever-growing world of technology that we live in, people seek for solutions that are simple, secure and that saves time. We do find that the storage world has emerged a lot since the past few years engulfing the same technology solutions, it’s grown to a state wherein storage facilities are unmanned and often managed remotely.


Rent a unit online on Sunday - Amazing, right?

7 Jun 2018

The self storage boom is finally slowing due to risks of overbuilding. If you’re in a highly competitive market, you’ll need a strong brand identity and a smart marketing plan to survive. Find out how you can stand out from the crowd in an oversaturated storage market in this post.