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New Facility Development and Expansion Guides for Self-Storage Owners and Investors

New Facility Development and Expansion Guides for Self-Storage Owners and InvestorsCaption: Conferences are good places to gather information on bringing businesses towards success.Image Credit: Dirk Tussing, CC BY-SA 2.0A new whitepaper, published by online self-storage marketplace SpareFoot, was offered at the Online Self-Storage Developers Conference hosted by Inside Self-Storage (ISS) to guide facility owners and investors to developing and expanding their businesses. Entitled “How to Build, Buy and Expand with Confidence”, it examines the common mistakes related to self-storage real estate and development. The paper also provides tips on financing, feasibility, marketing, facility amenities, construction management and due diligence. “In [...]

2014-10-21T12:29:52+00:00October 21st, 2014|News, Perth Storage News|

Report on the Drivers of Self Storage in Australia Released

Report on the Drivers of Self Storage in Australia Released   The Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne has released a report on the drivers of the Australian self-storage industry through their “Journal of the National Centre for Sustainability”. Authored by Guy Arundel, “The Costs of Convenience: Unpacking the Self-Storage Industry” examines the proliferation and corollary effects of consumption of self-storage services in the country. It concludes that the drivers of the industry’s growth are consumers’ inability to dispose of belongings and their excessive buying. “The relentless consumerism driving the growth in self-storage facilities appears to stem from, and be [...]

2014-10-20T12:26:40+00:00October 20th, 2014|News, Perth Storage News|

Tolls for Every Australian Road, Federal Report Suggests

Tolls for Every Australian Road, Federal Report Suggests   The Australian federal government has commissioned a review of competition policy, which contains recommendations on various areas, including pharmaceutics (opening up new pharmacies), trade (removing restrictions on work hours), energy (deregulating power prices) and media (adjusting what Australians pay for software, music and books to world prices). However, one recommendation gained the attention of Australians the most—that is cost-reflective pricing for all roads. What the Review Panel Say About Implementing Road Tolls Ian Harper, University of Melbourne economics professor and review panel chairman, told News Corp Australia, “We now have the [...]

2014-10-17T12:24:24+00:00October 17th, 2014|News, Perth Storage News|

Marketing Cloud Platform for Self-Storage Operators Launched

Marketing Cloud Platform for Self-Storage Operators Launched Caption: Self-storage operators will find the DXM Marketing Cloud very useful. Image Credit: Scott Meyers, CC BY 2.0 (file image) Provider of digital experience management (DXM) software and other marketing solutions for self storage, G5, is set to improve the industry with a new platform called DXM Marketing Cloud. With 8 product and service modules for different areas—customer information, property data, content and search optimisation, services, support, social media, websites and training—the product will help self-storage operators by driving good customer experience across key digital touch points. It’ll also increase leads and eventually [...]

2014-10-16T12:21:30+00:00October 16th, 2014|News, Perth Storage News|

Guinness World Records Confirmed Smallest Caravan

Guinness World Records Confirmed Smallest Caravan   There have been questions whether the QTvan owned by Yannick Reed is really the smallest caravan. Now, Guinness World Records has finally confirmed it! Manufactured by the Environmental Transport Association and measured in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, the QTvan measures 2.39 metres in length, 1.53 metres in height and 0.79 metres in width. Despite its size, the owner said the small caravan is surprisingly comfortable; he’s been towing it to parks and spending his mini-breaks in it. He said people are amused by seeing him do it and now plans to make other “smallest” related [...]

2014-10-15T12:12:49+00:00October 15th, 2014|News, Perth Storage News|

The Growth of the Self-Storage Industry in Australia

The Growth of the Self-Storage Industry in Australia Image Credit: Scott Meyers, CC BY 2.0 Caption: People in Australia are seeing self storage as a cost-effective and convenient solution to storing their belongings and valuables. Forty years ago, self storage was an alien concept in Australia, but since its introduction into the country in the 1970s, the industry has continued to develop and, from the early 1990s onwards, has continued to grow rapidly. The market is made up of smaller and larger operators, and the growth of the sector has seen a diverse range of options, including mobile self-storage options [...]

2014-09-10T12:09:10+00:00September 10th, 2014|News, Perth Storage News|

A Preview of an Impressive Line-Up at the Brisbane Boat Show

A Preview of an Impressive Line-Up at the Brisbane Boat Show   The addition of new model boats, including pedal-powered and inflatable fishing kayaks, locally built offshore aluminium boats and imported fibreglass centre console rigs from the largest names in the marine industry, will make this year’s Brisbane Boat Show even more diverse. The additions follow a flotilla of new models already foreshadowed for the show as well as new engines, fishing gear and electronics. The Manufacturers and Their Entries Stacer is set to display their Ocean Ranger 679 Hardtop for the first time at a show in south-east Queensland. [...]

2014-09-08T12:06:26+00:00September 8th, 2014|News, Perth Storage News|

5 New Self-Storage Automation Trends

5 New Self-Storage Automation Trends   Since recovering from the recession, self-storage companies have looked to expense management as a main driver of profitability. At the same time, finding ways to get occupancy rate and increasing market share have been a major industry challenge. As self-serve solutions have become increasingly effective, many operators have deployed automated tools to help cut operational costs, generate revenue and improve customer satisfaction. Here are 5 automation trends that are now helping self-storage operators attain success. The Convenience Craze Easing the way of doing business with self-storage facilities became an industry-wide objective in 2013. As [...]

2014-09-05T11:58:20+00:00September 5th, 2014|News, Perth Storage News|

Why keep your boat in a self storage facility?

Why keep your boat in a self-storage facility? The most obvious place to store a small yacht or dinghy when you are not using it is at the marina from where you usually set sail. However, the most obvious solution is not always the best one so read on to find out why a Perth boat storage facility on dry land could be a much better alternative than a harbour especially designed for the purpose. Cost – berth holder fees at popular marinas in desirable locations can be astronomical and even the most humble of harbours for leisure craft are [...]

2014-08-08T11:55:02+00:00August 8th, 2014|News, Perth Storage News|

How to Store Your Car While Overseas

How to Store Your Car While Overseas When travelling abroad for a few weeks or months, one of the biggest concerns is the safety of your vehicle. Seeing as you can’t just leave your automobile at home, seeking other alternatives comes highly recommended. Indoors vs. Outdoors If you don’t have a friend or family member’s home to leave your car at, one of the best solutions is renting some self-storage. This is because indoor environments are a lot more suitable for the task of keeping vehicles than outdoor ones primarily because they’re away from the elements. Indoor settings are also: [...]

2014-08-08T11:24:46+00:00August 8th, 2014|News, Perth Storage News|