Published: 25 Jan 2015
Last reviewed: 11 Aug 2020

In this issue:

  • SSA UK News
    • Wedding of the year
    • Calendar of events
    • New Members
  • SSA Features
    • Self storage vehicles 
      • The Self Storage car for this issue may not technically meet the car classification, but who are we to judge? It is the “Smart Car” from Smart Self Storage in Wirral.
  • Technology Features:
    • Can you really use Snapchat to market your self storage business?
      • Snapchat is the newest social media tool that lets you share photos and video, or “snaps,” with the bonus of adding drawings or captions to whatever you record. Here’s the catch: Snaps disappear after a few seconds, and the sender gets to choose how many seconds (between1 and 10) messages will be visible before they self-destruct.
    • Ways Self Storage Businesses can use Mobile Technology 
      • Mobile phones are becoming more and more part of life, with 61% of the UK adult population using a smartphone (Ofcom, Q1 2014), and if you’re not using mobile technology you could be missing out on the chance to secure more business.
  • Company Features
    • Big Yellow Gypsy Corner
      • The Big Yellow store at Gypsy Corner is one of the newest stores in the Big Yellow portfolio. It is sited with over 100 metres of frontage that faces the A40 and Gypsy Corner, with exposure to over 250,000 cars each day!
    • Smart Storage celebrates their 10th anniversary
      • Founded in 2004 and opening the doors of its first store in January 2005, Smart Storage is one of the leading independent self-storage brands in the North West.
  • Business Features:
    • Setting Bonus Schemes to improve productivity and reward staff
    • Credit Card Machines for Small Businesses 
      • Credit card purchases are quickly becoming the norm in the UK, and now even small businesses require credit card machines to make purchasing products easier for their customers.
  • Real Estarte Feature:
    • Homes begin to sell more quickly in UK
      • TwentyCi has created the ultimate database of home movers, enabling analysis of among other things, the average elapsed time between property listing and sale. Recent analysis shows that over the 12 months between November 2013 and November 2014 it reduced from 3.75 months to 3.5 months, a reduction of 8 days.