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How to use Facebook to market your facility

How to use Facebook to market your facility

Liz Wolf December 21, 2015 2

With 1.55 billion users, Facebook offers a huge marketing opportunity for self-storage facilities. It’s free to create a Facebook page, which allows you to post photos, videos, status updates, links, tips and contests. “It’s

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Amsdell plots conversion in Cleveland, sets sights on more acquisitions

Amsdell plots conversion in Cleveland, sets sights on more acquisitions

Alexander Harris December 19, 2013 1

There’s no place like home. Cleveland-based self-storage operator Compass Self Storage has inked a deal to develop its only hometown self-storage facility. Opening Set for Summer 2014 Compass, an affiliate of the Amsdell Companies,

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Self-storage acquisitions: Will 2014 be a repeat of 2013?

Self-storage acquisitions: Will 2014 be a repeat of 2013?

Alexander Harris December 18, 2013 0

2013 will go down as a record-setting year for self-storage acquisitions, with more than $2 billion in deals set to be on the books by the end of December. Low interest rates and a

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Customer service: Being right vs. being right-minded

Customer service: Being right vs. being right-minded

Mark Lusky December 10, 2013 0

One day, two drastically different customer service experiences. In the morning, I worked out at my health club. When I told the front desk clerk that two machines I tried to use weren’t working

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Startups latch onto storage-by-the-bin services

Startups latch onto storage-by-the-bin services

Alexander Harris December 9, 2013 6

Meet what could be the next generation of storage. Several storage startups have launched or expanded this year, aiming to disrupt the traditional self-storage business model by offering pickup and delivery of storage bins

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Customer rage is on the rise — here’s how to combat it

Customer rage is on the rise — here’s how to combat it

John Egan December 5, 2013 1

A new study gives us a peek into the minds of hacked-off customers, and the findings should be a wake-up call for businesses. Researchers say the “customer rage” study shows that more American consumers than

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Alleged counterfeiting rings busted at two storage facilities in New York City

Alleged counterfeiting rings busted at two storage facilities in New York City

John Donegan December 4, 2013 0

A three-year sting operation ended Nov. 19 as authorities dismantled four alleged counterfeiting rings in New York City. Operating out of self-storage facilities in the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens, the

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Extra Space leads an active November in self-storage facility acquisitions

Extra Space leads an active November in self-storage facility acquisitions

Alexander Harris December 3, 2013 2

November proved to be another busy month for self-storage acquisitions–for REITs as well as other operators. Self-storage REIT Extra Space Storage Inc. led the way with about $400 million in acquisitions during the month. Extra

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Festive facilities: Self-storage operators embrace the holiday season

Festive facilities: Self-storage operators embrace the holiday season

Liz Wolf December 2, 2013 0

The holidays don’t have to be a “down” season for self-storage facilities. With a little ingenuity, facility managers can drum up business by offering special promotions and programs. And it doesn’t have to cost

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New TSSA president: ‘Upbeat feeling’ in Texas self-storage market

New TSSA president: ‘Upbeat feeling’ in Texas self-storage market

Allie Johnson November 27, 2013 0

The Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA) is the largest state self-storage association in the U.S. and was named the best state association for 2013 in a poll of readers of Inside Self-Storage magazine. The

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