Messenger Xtra

Get industry vendor product announcements, insight and tips.

Storelocal Builds Hi-Tech Smart Storage Facility for Big Demand

Customer Spotlight: Storelocal Self Storage - Brentwood, TN Filling a Gap with New Tech Advanced Smart Storage Facility Take a drive through Brentwood, TN and you can’t help but notice the well-manicured lawns and stately homes. It’s no secret that this prized Nashville suburb is one of the wealthiest cities in the...
Read More

Self Storage: Paving the Rhode to an Attractive New Future

Real estate developers are constantly looking forward to their next successful business opportunity and for many, self storage is a promising new venture. As other markets have fluctuated over the years, self storage demand has remained high and lucrative for owners, with no decline in sight. A Logical Future in Self...
Read More

How Calcumate makes your customers happy and grows your business

Having owned and operated self-storage businesses for over ten years, one of the most important catalysts for our continued success and growth is that we do everything we can to make our customer journey a positive one. They say a happy customer tells a few people about your business whilst...
Read More

The critical importance of finding a tech-savvy third-party management company

  From self-driving cars to “smart” toasters to phones that can be folded, consumer behavior continues trending toward a greater reliance on technology. Nowhere is this reliance felt more acutely than in retail. Consumers expect to be able to pick up their smartphone and quickly find what they’re looking for,...
Read More

How we solved the question ‘How much space do I need?’ and increased conversions by 24%

Having owned and operated facilities in the self-storage industry for over ten years, there are pretty much two questions that customers always ask: How much is my storage going to cost? and What size storage unit do I need? Sound familiar? The first question is easy enough to answer. But...
Read More

Fourth Smart Storage Facility by Green Storage Opens in Sweden in under 14 Months

After building their first self-storage facility in April 2019, and being the first to bring a smarter, more convenient and secure storage solution to Sweden, Green Storage opens their fourth smart facility located in Bromma, Stockholm in just 14 short months. The 500 unit facility is located at the intersection...
Read More

Wentworth Property Company Increases Revenue with Portable Storage

Revitalizing an Aging Facility with Portable Storage Eager to expand its presence in an established market, Wentworth Property Company acquired a mom-and-pop self-storage facility in San Antonio, Texas, that was surprisingly well occupied despite being a class C facility. The team knew with a little renovation, expansion and unit remix,...
Read More

Self-Storage Success From a Wife’s Collecting Heart

Customer Spotlight: Climate Storage - Knoxville, TN Climate Storage has grown substantially since it began back in 1999. Going from one facility, that all started when owner, Ed Drummond, needed to clear out his overflowing garage, to seven self-storage facilities across the southeast today. Four of those facilities were sold...
Read More

Janus Awarded Inc. 5000 Ranking for the Seventh Time

The Self-Storage Building and Facility Automation Experts at Janus International Achieves Ranking on Annual Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies This is the company’s seventh time achieving Inc. 5000 ranking within twelve years.  TEMPLE, GA, AUGUST 17, 2020 – Janus International Group (“Janus”), the leading global manufacturer and supplier...
Read More

How Storage Star Used Portable Storage to Increase Revenue & Meet Demand

Customer Spotlight: Storage Star Self-Storage Vacaville, California Storage Star- is a rapidly growing company that started 2 years ago and has quickly acquired 23 assets spread across 7 states, with no signs of slowing down! After seeing the returns their various sites can capture with portable units, they've utilized MASS in a...
Read More

Are Smart Storage Units Right for Retrofits?

Self-storage facilities - and the neighborhoods they call home - have come a long way in the past 30 years. If your circa 1985 facility is competing against a new state-of-the-art build across the road, there’s no question of who is going to win more tenants. You don’t have to...
Read More

CURIOUS ABOUT THE CLOUD?

PTI Is Here To Help! You've heard all the buzz around — but may be wondering what it could mean for your self-storage business. Click the link below to watch a video that gives a simplified explanation of the industry's most advanced access control software. See for yourself how StorLogix...
Read More

BETCO, Beavers & Virginia Properties: Dam Good Self-Storage

About the facility: In the heart of a military town in Stafford, Virginia, this Extra Space Storage Facility is owned and developed by Virginia Properties, operated by Extra Space and was designed, manufactured and built by BETCO. The owner of Virginia Properties has developed warehouse buildings in the past that...
Read More

The Business Benefits of Tenant-Facing Mobile Apps in Self-Storage

Smartphone usage is at an all-time high among U.S. consumers. According to Pew Research, an impressive 81% of consumers currently own a smartphone, up from just 35% in 2011. And as consumers’ love affair with their smartphones continues to grow, it creates new opportunities for the self-storage industry. But it’s...
Read More

Fill The Shelves! Self-Storage Retail Tips

  Fill The Shelves! Self-Storage Retail Tips By Glen McBurnie There’s an adage in retail that offers some straightforward advice: “Fill the shelves and it will sell!” Obviously, storage and moving supplies are a natural fit for self-storage companies, so many facilities have a large selection of supplies to help...
Read More

The Advantages of Implementing an Individualized Unit Security Solution

Security is one of the many features that a self-storage operator has to take into consideration. In most cases, taking reasonable steps to ensure your facility is secure satisfies the obligations you have to keep your customers’ belongings secure. In this day and age, adopting security measures that go above...
Read More

3 Innovative Technologies That Are Redefining Self-Storage

The self-storage industry is growing at a rapid pace. Currently, a $38+ billion industry, self-storage is experiencing increased demand due to urbanization, baby boomer downsizing, the storage needs of millennials, as well as other factors. But increased revenue opportunities mean increased competition — and today’s self-storage industry is more competitive...
Read More

Canopy Covered RV Installation Best Practices for Storage Facility’s Businesses

  Baja Carports Baja Constructions’ in-house design engineers and project managers place emphasis on the proposed site’s layout first; “fact-checking” the property for its canopy feasibility. It’s important that we are given the exact address of the business property to begin best practices. Following our recommended best course of action...
Read More
1 2 3 7

Publisher's Picks

Blog