The storage facility business has become increasingly competitive, and facility owners must stand out from the rest to acquire and maintain a thriving customer base. One key factor customers have when choosing a storage facility is security. A 2012 study by Sparefoot showed that 90% of self-storage customers considered security as “very” or “extremely” important. While security is crucial to the success of your self-storage business, in today's market, it will take more to remain competitive.
In addition to offering a secure storage location, there are many things facility owners can do to stay competitive. Keeping a clean facility and having friendly customer service are common sense ways to stand out, but there are a number of less apparent tactics that can be employed to attract customers.
Connections are everything in real estate, and the Inman Connect conference connects agents, brokers, franchisees, association principals, tech innovators, and marketing leaders together during a week-long event based solely on making connections. This year’s Inman Connect is just around the corner, scheduled from July 17th through the 20th, in San Francisco—the beautiful City by the Bay. The 2018 annual event will play host to insightful summits, showcases, sessions, learning labs, networking and social gatherings sure to delight over 4,000 attendees.
With about 75 million members, the Baby Boomer generation has enough buying power to shape segments of the country’s economy. As life expectancy grows and Boomers have plenty of years in retirement, the over-55 crowd is looking for a better place to spend their autumn years. In fact, 58 percent of this population would prefer to live in an active retirement community. While these communities can offer many benefits, there are some hurdles that would-be residents must clear first.
With more than 4,000 food trucks across the United States, the industry has become a juggernaut. With young people driving this growth across the country, it’s clear that hungry college students prefer food that is fast, affordable, and easy to carry.
College campuses that want to satisfy current students and attract new learners should embrace this trend. Not only does this move satisfy students, but budget hawks and innovation leaders at the university will also find reasons to smile.
There are no better options than a custom truck wrap for businesses that use trucks in regular operations and want to bring in more customers. With an engaging wrap, companies can turn each truck into a moving billboard without paying rental fees and more. The only downside is that many business owners don’t know where to start.
On The Move makes it quick and convenient for you to wrap your fleet in graphics that will grow your business. With options like an in-house design team, 3M graphics, and quality installation, On The Move has become the one-stop shop for effective truck wraps. Perhaps best of all, business owners can offset the cost of a truck wrap with additional options.
No matter how fantastic the food you serve, it can be challenging to build a successful food truck business without exceptional branding. While a food truck's mobility is one of its most essential features, it can make branding a little more difficult. Customers need to know your brand at first sight. For that, you need a high-quality, engaging truck wrap.
Partnerships are a point of pride for On The Move, as these strong ties have allowed mutual growth and innovation over the years. Unicell is one of On The Move’s most important relationships. As a well-respected company that builds van and truck bodies, Unicell helps to ensure that On The Move is providing high-quality products to their customers. While both companies are certainly industry leaders, this partnership has only served to enhance customer satisfaction.
Anyone who has rented a truck will tell you that operating the rear roll-up cargo door can be a challenge, regardless of your age, size, or gender. Dealing with these doors can reduce efficiency in a project or even cause serious injuries. That’s why On The Move has been looking for a solution for more than two decades.
If you’re in or around Houston on February 22, and love great food, swing by the Revolve Kitchen & Bar at Hotel Derek. From 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, On The Move will be hosting an open house, showing off their newest trucks and offering up delectable eats as well!
Without a logo or graphic on the side of your trucks, it can seem as though you are driving around with a wasted opportunity for key advertising. Some fleet managers, however, are worried that the cost of wrapping their vehicles may outweigh the return on investment. Understanding the costs as well as the options available can help determine if wrapping your vehicles is the right option.
With booming real estate markets throughout the country, real estate agents must find ways to stand out against competitors. One way to accomplish this is by leasing a moving truck to clients. Moving trucks make a great canvas for advertising, and this innovative concept is available through On the Move and their real estate agent truck leasing program.
The fleet industry is transforming, mainly due to consumer demand. Instead of delivering goods to warehouses, they are being shipped directly to the buyer. This last stretch of the product journey is called the “final mile.” In this scenarios, there is a huge need for a better, easier to handle truck.
Last year, 11 percent of Americans moved homes, and half of these movers did so in the summer months. That means that over 17 million Americans may move between the end of May and Labor Day this year. Savvy real estate agents can prepare for peak season and boost their business through On The Move’s agent program.
While some cases within the United States judicial system make headlines across the country, others get less coverage. Although the recent ruling in the Supreme Court of California on A1 Vs. Heckart didn’t make the front page of the major papers, it will have positive implications for On The Move, our customers, and the end consumer.
The ISS (Inside Self Storage) World Expo 2018 was held in Las Vegas from April 3 to April 6 at the Paris Hotel and Resort. With 200 exhibitors, 3,600 attendees, and 100 educational events, the show was a huge success, and the professionals from On the Move were thrilled to take part!
When On The Move decided to improve our ACTION Software, we worked with a third-party company to review current truck rental programs and see how we could make it more functional and more efficient for our licensees. We wanted to improve the existing technology, so our customers aren’t just well-cared for, but to strive to be a leader in the comprehensive rental industry too.
More than a decade after the real estate crash, the housing market is heating up. A recent report from Zillow found that, on average, housing prices increased by 6.5% in 2017. And according to USA Today, 2018 is on track to continue this trend, with home values expected to rise another 4.6%. All signs point to a hot real estate market over the next few years, with more people buying and selling homes. Naturally, that means more people are going to be moving, leading to an increasing need to transport their belongings. That’s why this is a great time for real estate agents to provide vehicles for home buyers through the On The Move Commercial Truck Leasing Program.
Everyone is obsessed with food trucks these days, which is why there was so much excitement surrounding a recent open house event hosted by On The Move. The company, which is famed for its innovative food truck designs, had an exciting new product to reveal. So, the team put together a big party for the unveiling and streamed the REVEAL live on Facebook. Every attendee waited in anticipation to see what, exactly, On The Move had cooked up. There were a couple of interesting hints: the theme of the open house was Slide out to Boerne, and the team served sliders to all of the guests! Still confused?