There’s a reason the self-storage industry is still alive and booming in the 2020s. It’s a service that is always in high demand.
People are moving around a lot more, going wherever the wind takes them. At the same time, we’ve also seen a shift in the number of people looking to set roots having traveled for work their whole lives and now being able to work remotely from home instead. Do you know what all these people have in common? They need a safe place to stash their worldly possessions during those times of transition and beyond. It’s a great time for the growth of the self-storage industry!
And for those that have embraced industry modernization and invested in automated self-storage, they’ve seen a huge return in profits. In fact, by embracing new technology, including property management software, marketing strategies and real-time access information, many companies have been able to build a highly profitable automated self-storage franchise.
So, what exactly is automated self-storage?
Well, it’s basically a self-storage facility that runs on its own using cloud-based technology and software to ensure everything keeps working as it should. Your customers are able to book, secure and access a storage lot in your facility without having to deal with intermediate service reps. They can literally access what they want at the click of a finger. Not only does that mean your customers have more freedom to access their storage solutions as soon as they want and need to, but it also means you can redeploy your staff to take care of the bigger tasks that take your facility from meh to amazing!
Automated storage facilities harness the benefits of cloud-based control systems to oversee every function needed to keep the place running.
The revolutionization of the self-storage industry thanks to automation is nothing short of incredible. You’d think relying on cloud software might make your buildings and data less safe, but it’s actually the opposite.
Having all your information in one place means your company can track everything that happens from one place. You can see who’s coming in and out, who’s paid you (and more importantly who hasn’t yet). You can easily track your profits to make sure your company keeps growing and input all the information into accounting software so you avoid the historically inevitable headache of taxman season!
And most importantly, you can provide a five-star experience for your customers without the five-star price tag. Self-storage management software puts the power back in their hands and lets your customers feel safe.