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Respond quickly to the customer

Respond quickly to the customer

Respond quickly to the customerThere are more and more, especially digital, opportunities for potential customers to reach out to you. But it is important to respond adequately to this, otherwise there is a chance that you will still miss the boat. How do you do that?...

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The importance of testimonials

The importance of testimonials

The importance of testimonialsWhat do you believe more, a representative who tells you how great his product or service is, or a recommendation from one of his customers about his experiences? When it comes down to it, the words of another consumer are more likely to...

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2020 record year for self-storage industry

2020 record year for self-storage industry

2020 record year for self-storage industryLast year I wrote that 2020 had become a record year for the self-storage industry in many ways. In the first two months of 2021, this trend continued in the field of acquisitions. Investors are still looking for a safe haven...

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Learn about the U.S. Self Storage market

Learn about the U.S. Self Storage market

Learn about the U.S. Self Storage marketWe at Universal Storage Containers normally visit all self-storage fairs. We are of course very sorry that this has not been possible for a long time due to COVID-19. Some organizers choose to organize an online variant....

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The Z-Box versus hours of falling snow

The Z-Box versus hours of falling snow

The Z-Box versus hours of falling snowDelivering is one thing, but monitoring is sometimes even more important. We were suddenly treated to an unadultered winter week with scenes that would not look out of place in a painting by famous Dutch painer Hendrick Avercamp....

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Short lease; the shortest route to high turnover

Short lease; the shortest route to high turnover

Short lease; the shortest route to high turnover Suppose you are going to (re)build and therefore you do not have enough storage space during this period. Or, you have a customer who needs temporary storage in the short term. Don't worry, you can tackle these kinds of...

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Z-Box: 4 reasons for the surprisingly short payback time

Z-Box: 4 reasons for the surprisingly short payback time

Z-Box: 4 reasons for the surprisingly short payback timeThe price of our beautiful Z-Box is different than for an average shipping container. Still, it's often well worth the investment. There are four main reasons why you can often recoup your investment faster than...

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Revenue increase for operators: 6 tips

Revenue increase for operators: 6 tips

Revenue increase for operators: 6 tips As a self-storage operator you naturally want to be successful. That's only possible if you have a good profitable company. That can be quite difficult when you operate in a market with a lot of competition. However, if you pay...

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How feasible is a new self storage location?

How feasible is a new self storage location?

How feasible is a new self storage location?If there was a self storage podium, we would jump on it and exclaim, "If you want to enter the self storage market or think about expansion; start with a feasibility study!" Market research is more important than ever,...

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Completion Storage Park Opslagbox Zutphen

Completion Storage Park Opslagbox Zutphen

Completion Storage Park Opslagbox Zutphen Last year we were able to install a number of Z-Boxes at Opslagbox Zutphen. That was satisfying for both parties. After a trial period, StorageBox Zutphen has therefore decided to have a full Storage Park realized by us....

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Why the self storage market continues to grow

Why the self storage market continues to grow

Why the self storage industry continues to growWe would like to draw your attention to an interesting video on cnbc's website. 'How self storage companies make billions'. Within ten minutes you will be aware of the latest developments in the American self storage...

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Your new outdoor storage is really going to live in 3D

Your new outdoor storage is really going to live in 3D

Are you thinking of offering (extra) outdoor storage? It is often difficult to visualize in advance what that would look like. To get a good impression of the placement possibilities, we can create a 2D map and 3D impression of the potential location for you. I would like to tell you how this process works in a number of steps.

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Sometimes say ‘no’, that’s really ok

Sometimes say ‘no’, that’s really ok

You may also have grown up with the idea that the customer is always king, and you and your staff put their best foot forward for them every day. However, there will always be tenants who are not satisfied, no matter how you go out of your way. There is a category of potential tenants that you would rather not have on your property.

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FEDESSA European Industry Report 2020

FEDESSA European Industry Report 2020

Recently, this periodic report was made available and downloaded via the website of FEDESSA, the European federation to which 14 national self storage associations are affiliated. You haven’t had time to go through it yet? Don’t worry, we’ll take the highlights from the report out for you.

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