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New Generation Facilities of Self Storage

By Drew Case

Storage Authority Franchise

Technology and features are always evolving and new ideas are becoming implemented. It's a race to have the latest and greatest and also a race for the newest idea to be developed. Some are a sure hit and some may not bring the return you hoped. Consider how each aspect is perceived by the customer and how it improves your facility. Is it safety and security, energy saving, creates convenience or what might be the psychic reward that the customer believes that puts you over the top of another facility.

Here are a few aspects that help take your facility into the next generation:

  • LED brilliant lighting to replace the old fixtures and wall packs.

  • Cell phone app entry and geo fence to replace the key pad that is hard to reach.

  • Multiple ways to rent or pay. Kiosk or online rentals and payments.

  • Landscaping that blows away the customer. Impress them far beyond a little mulch.

  • Cloud base camera system and management program. Resolve issues from off-site 24/7.

  • Free use of exterior commercial vacuum for clients. A genuine favor!

  • Solar powered energy for lighting and operations

  • Large and oversized monument and building signs. Big pop!

  • Customer beverage bar. Water, coffee, soda. Minimal cost for a great perk.

  • Remarkable and oversized office/showroom. WOW them right away!

  • FREE Wi-Fi for customers. Helps them feel like they are invited and a friend.

There will always be new ideas in the pipeline. Some are already here and being implemented. I suggest you visit a SSA show or self storage convention to see the latest and greatest technology. Also, you can tour new facilities to see what they are installing. Carefully weigh the cost of implementation and be sure there is really an added value for the customer. It does not always have to be expensive, but something that really causes the customer to think about your facility again and will cause them to refer you to a friend.

Storage Authority's guidance in self-storage development underscores the intricate balance between meeting storage demands and environmental sustainability. By aligning with Storage Authority's principles and leveraging our team's expertise, along with your engineer, architect, and general contractor we can navigate the complexities of impervious coverage with confidence, ensuring the creation of self-storage facilities that are both economically viable and environmentally responsible.

Storage Authority Franchising is all about owning your own local self-storage business, supported by professional systems and expertise. We like to say, "You're in business for yourself but not by yourself." If self-storage is on your mind, don't hesitate to reach out to Drew Case at Direct: 513-582-0125 or to learn more about the Storage Authority Franchise opportunity. Your self-storage journey awaits!

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