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  • The Benefits of 24-Hour Access to Your Storage Unit
    By Sarah Little on May 10, 2011 | 104 Comments104 Comments  Comments

    A number of years ago, a film hit dedicated to the working man (or in this case woman) hit theaters.  It was called “9 to 5” and it told the unusual story of three woman working very mundane office jobs.  The title comes from the stereotype that a “normal” job begins at nine in the morning and finishes at five in the afternoon.  Now most stereotypes derive from some measure of truth.  Many people do work jobs that primarily (or exclusively) involved working day time hours during week days.  However, many people also work on a less traditional schedule.  For them the business day doesn’t coincide with the rising and setting of the sun.  If this more accurately describes your lifestyle, you might consider the benefits of renting storage from a facility that allows customers to access their storage units 24 hours a day.

    Not all storage facilities allow for 24-hour access (not even every StorageMart facility features 24-hour access), so you might have to do some calling around to find a facility that does and is also conveniently located for you.  Could you make do with a storage unit you can only access during those 9 to 5 hours?  Sure you could, but consider the alternative.

    There isn’t any hidden meaning to the term 24-hour access.  It means simply that; you can access your storage facility at any point during the day.  If you work the graveyard shift at a factory and want to grab something from your storage unit on the way to work…you can.  If operate a business like a night club or a hotel that caters to customers at night and you need to access stored stock items immediately…it’s not a problem.  Even if you do operate under a more traditional schedule, you may not want to rush over to your storage unit before or after work (or even on your lunch break).  Renting a storage unit you can access at any time is simply more convenient in every way.

    One fear you might have accessing your storage unit at night is the lack of natural protection provided by daylight.  Statistically, more crimes take place at night.  If you rent from a StorageMart facility you need not be worried.  Our facilities with 24-hour access provide the same network of security available for customers who access our property during the day.  Perimeter fencing and PIN controlled gate access restrict our properties to our clientele only.  Renting drive-up storage allows you to pull your car right up to your unit, preventing you from carrying your belongings across an empty lot.  Video surveillance is 24 hours a day at our properties, providing yet another layer of security.  As for the natural protection of daylight…well our lots are so well lit you’d be forgiven for thinking the sun never sets on a StorageMart facility. 

    It seems like every day, week, month and year our lives get a little more busy, everything moves just a little bit faster.  We need convenience where we can find it.  If you’re renting a storage unit, finding one you can access 24 hours a day will provide a nice little bit of relief. 

    A number of years ago, a film hit dedicated to the working man (or in this case woman) hit theaters. It was called “9 to 5” and it told the unusual story of three woman working very mundane office jobs. The title comes from the stereotype that a “normal” job begins at nine in the morning and finishes at five in the afternoon. Now most stereotypes derive from some measure of truth. Many people do work jobs that primarily (or exclusively) involved working day time hours during week days.However, many people also work on a less traditional schedule. For them the business day doesn’t coincide with the rising and setting of the sun. If this more accurately describes your lifestyle, you might consider the benefits of renting storage from a facility that allows customers to access their storage units 24 hours a day.

    Not all storage facilities allow for 24-hour access (not even every StorageMart facility features 24-hour access), so you might have to do some calling around to find a facility that does and is also conveniently located for you. Could you make do with a storage unit you can only access during those 9 to 5 hours?

    There isn’t any hidden meaning to the term 24-hour access. It means simply that; you can access your storage facility at any point during the day. If you work the graveyard shift at a factory and want to grab something from your storage unit on the way to work…you can. If you operate a business like a night club or a hotel that caters to customers at night and you need to access stored stock items immediately…it’s not a problem. Even if you do operate under a more traditional schedule, you may not want to rush over to your storage unit before or after work (or even on your lunch break).

    Renting a storage unit you can access at any time is simply more convenient in every way. One fear you might have accessing your storage unit at night is the lack of natural protection provided by daylight. Statistically, more crimes take place at night. If you rent from a StorageMart facility you need not be worried.  Our facilities with 24-hour access provide the same network of security available for customers who access our property during the day.  Perimeter fencing and PIN controlled gate access restrict our properties to our clientele only.  Renting drive-up storage allows you to pull your car right up to your unit, preventing you from carrying your belongings across an empty lot.  Video surveillance is 24 hours a day at our properties, providing yet another layer of security.  As for the natural protection of daylight…well our lots are so well lit you’d be forgiven for thinking the sun never sets on a StorageMart facilityIt seems like every day, week, month and year our lives get a little more busy, everything moves just a little bit faster.  We need convenience where we can find it. If you’re renting a storage unit, finding one you can access 24 hours a day will provide a nice little bit of relief. 

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  • Self Storage Access To Small Business Owners
    By admin on March 31, 2009 | 125 Comments125 Comments  Comments

    Self storage access is one of the most important factors that you need to consider before you sign up with a specific facility, especially if you are renting a unit for your small business. Storing facilities these days have gained rapid popularity because of their growing need. It is no more just about relocation. Though it plays a great role when you relocate to another place, it also proves to be highly beneficial for students, tourists, and even businesses. If you are running a small business, you might face problems with the available space. Most of the times, it becomes very difficult to organize everything in the small office space that is available for you. In order to run your business operations smoothly and more efficiently, you may need to free up some space. One of the best ways to do this is to rent a store room or unit to store some of your belongings. However, since you need to pay a monthly rental for the facility, the decision on whether you should lease a cargo unit often remains a dilemma. Following is a brief rundown on how renting a safekeeping unit and proper self storage access can be beneficial for your small business.

    Convenience 

    Close proximity with a storing facility offers a great deal of comfort and convenience for the business owners. The easy self storage access can save you a lot of time and money. For example, you no more need to invest in building your own storeroom. Using your own attic, basement or garage is often quite a hassle. It provides you extended access to the stored belongings. It means you can send and retrieve the stored items quite easily. The budding business owners also get a handy bonus, as renting a storing place or unit guarantees an added value to their investment. For example, you can easily find a company that offers packaging services or provides you free access to forklifts.

    A Cost Effective Alternative 

    In comparison to the traditional medium of safekeeping, renting a self cargo facility is always a highly cost-effective alternative. It is also gainful in a sense that storing your bulky items in a facility frees up lots of space in your business place, which you can use for other productive things to generate more income. Since small businesses often require renting a store room facility for long periods, discounts are frequently available with convenient self storing access . Because of the cutthroat competition among owners of such units, every company tries to attract you by offering a heavier discount. So, a thorough research and comparison-shopping can easily help you get the best deal. What is more, you do not need to make a huge amount of initial deposit for renting a unit. You do not even have to worry about the bulky yearly expenses, as payment terms are usually monthly.

    Overall, we can see that renting a storing place can make everything completely hassle-free for you. It provides you an opportunity to focus on long-term goals of your business. Besides the easy self store room access , it also provides you a flexible option, as you can change the safekeeping place anytime depending upon your specific business plan.  

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  • Convenience In Self Storage Sites
    By admin on November 22, 2006 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    Welcome to the PhoneSmart self storage blog, where we explore the self storage trends in the self storage industry.

    Written by Glennetta Haymon PhoneSmart call center reservations specialist and business blog writer.

    When working at a call center for self storage it is very important to emphasize convenience. In the beginning of a call it is very essential to ask the caller if they know where the facility is located. If they do not know where the store is located it would be difficult know if the store is a convenient location for them or not. Convenience does make a big difference in the decision of where to store because if a customer feels that the store is too far then they will not rent from you. Many self storage tenants have told us that a big part of their decision was how convenient the store was for them. Also, if a customer is shopping around for a storage unit , and they have found one at a different store that may be cheaper, it is more likely that you will get them to store with you if your store is closer or more convenient to them.
    If you do speak with a customer that states that a facility is farther away, but is cheaper, you should ask them how close your facility is compared to theirs. If it is a significant distance away you could tell the customer that although they are cheaper it would cost that much in gas to get to their facility.
    This is a good sales technique to use when trying to get a customer to store at your location.

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  • Say Hello To The World
    By admin on August 7, 2006 | 2 Comments2 Comments  Comments

    Sam April, multi-lingual PhoneSmart call center operator speaks out about building rapport.

    Welcome to the PhoneSmart self storage blog, the insider diary of the self-storage industry.

    Finding something in common with a caller can often be the most important part of your sales techniques. I have often found that customers are far more likely to reserve a storage unit when they feel like you are on the same level as they are. By doing this you can create a common comfort level that even eases whatever concerns about storage a customer might have. One of my favorite ways to do this is to find out where a customer is from and if I can spit out a phrase or two in their own language. I got a reservation just this week from a man named Port. I looked at the name and noticed that accent and it was obvious to me that it was Russian. I asked him if he was Russian and found out he was Ukrainian (they speak Russian). I responded by saying private cog dial? (Hello how are you?). We shared a laugh, I told him all the other words in Russian I knew, and then took down his credit card for a reservation for his self storage .
    Throughout my life I have always made it a point when I meet people from other countries to ask how to say something as simple as how to count to 10 or say “hello how are you.” Here is a list of what I know so far, it might not even be a bad idea to print it out and have it sitting around on your desk.

    Norwegian
    1-10: en to tree fire fem sex sib otter in it

    Chinese
    Hello: Nihau (Knee-How)
    Goodbye: Siren (Sigh-Zen)
    Thank you: Shah
    Your Welcome: Pakuatchi (Pah-Koo-Ah-Chi)

    Japanese:
    Hello how are you? Kanichiwa Gaynkeydesca (respond by saying gaynkeydesio)
    Thank You: Domo Arigato (Arigato is formal)
    Good Morning: Ohayo (Ohio) Kozayemas (formal)

    Swahili:
    Hey what’s up: Hujambo mambo viper (literally means hello “what snake?”)

    German:
    Hello how is you: Gluten tag wee gets
    Fine thank you, and yourself: Zero gut und dir
    Thank you: Dankeshayn
    Your Welcome: Wittgenstein

    French:
    Hello: Bonjour

    Italian:
    Hello how is you: Ciao Como stay
    Fine thank you: Benne gratis

    Russian:
    Hello how is you: private (or szdrastye which is more formal) cog dial
    Fine and yourself: Harsh au tibia

    While writing this blog I didn’t look up anything, these all came off the top of my head, and really do seem to come in handy, and I hope they will help you as well.

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