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    Default Re: New User - Any New Ideas?

    We do mailboxes at our facility and it works out fairly well.

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    Default Re: New User - Any New Ideas?

    Personally and this is just my opinion: Extras like truck rentals, shipping services etc take away from what really makes you money, storage....

    I will make my case: When we bought a facility one year ago, it was bringing in 18K per month. They had truck rentals. We dropped the trucks, rented the parking spots where the trucks were, added retail (boxes, packing supplies) Marketed our rears off to the community and in Dec (only 9 months) our monthly income was 31K.

    Focus on your facility. Become the best. Get involved with your Chamber and your community. Pass out business cards everywhere you go! Have an Event at your store to get people there. Donate a unit to a beloved community cause. Take candy to local apartment managers. Seek out realtors to work with. There is so much marketing you can do to increase your real bottom line!

    Good Luck to you! Oh and Welcome to the Forum
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    Default Re: New User - Any New Ideas?

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicCity Gal View Post
    Personally and this is just my opinion: Extras like truck rentals, shipping services etc take away from what really makes you money, storage....
    We have a truck franchise at one of our locations and it doesn't bring in much money for the amount of effort you have to put into it. Not to mention all the rules and penalties the franchise has. The owners feel that it brings in business to the facility. This may be true but it can also take business out as well. If I were to purchase a facility I would just work out a deal with a local truck franchise. It would still benefit the tenant but reduce the enormous hassle.

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    Default Re: New User - Any New Ideas?

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicCity Gal View Post
    Personally and this is just my opinion: Extras like truck rentals, shipping services etc take away from what really makes you money, storage....

    I will make my case: When we bought a facility one year ago, it was bringing in 18K per month. They had truck rentals. We dropped the trucks, rented the parking spots where the trucks were, added retail (boxes, packing supplies) Marketed our rears off to the community and in Dec (only 9 months) our monthly income was 31K.

    Focus on your facility. Become the best. Get involved with your Chamber and your community. Pass out business cards everywhere you go! Have an Event at your store to get people there. Donate a unit to a beloved community cause. Take candy to local apartment managers. Seek out realtors to work with. There is so much marketing you can do to increase your real bottom line!

    Good Luck to you! Oh and Welcome to the Forum
    Thanks SO much to you and everybody else for your advice! I look forward to repsonding to more threads, but since I've been put in charge, I've been VERY busy!

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    Default Re: New User - Any New Ideas?

    Hurlco's suggestions are very helpful and enlightening. What I take out of it is to know what resources I have and to make the most out of them. A storage facility offers space, time, and convenience to those who need it, but you can definitely make a bit more profit depending on how you utilize ALL of the resources that you have.
    They have the best quality postcards and low price business cards here -> how they printed video

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    Default Re: New User - Any New Ideas?

    For the folks interested in USPS mail, all the info and forms are available at USPS.com. Just search for "commercial mail receiving agency" It's a very easy process to get set up.
    http://faq.usps.com/eCustomer/iq/usp...eType:embedded

    Right here @ SST - Need some PO Boxes. Need a little extra income?

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    Default Re: New User - Any New Ideas?

    Is anyone out there willing to share a sample rental agreement specifically for mailbox rentals? I operate in Alberta, Canada and am considering adding mailboxes to my location but wouldn't mind seeing a rental agreement to think it all through. What happens if a customer's stops paying for their mailbox. How long do you hang onto their mail before marking RTS and returning to sender?

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    Default Re: New User - Any New Ideas?

    There are ways you can have a huge ROI without investing in labor or alternative technology for your campus. ClickandStor just came out of testing with a 740% ROI and is rolling out nationally, now. It's a great option for anyone with SiteLink who's looking to make extra money on weekends and overnight without adding labor hours.

 

 
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