Aggregator Sites – friend or foe?

Over the years the Self Storage Industry has seen the entrance and exit of a number of different aggregators. In this article we consider the benefit or pitfalls of aggregator sites. Different types… Continue reading

Why Conventions are a MUST for the Storage Industry

At the SSAA we believe that locally organised industry conventions are very important. With the storage industry spread across Australia and New Zealand, our conventions bring the industry together. We run these events… Continue reading

It’s Out – Employment Relations Amendment Bill

The New Zealand Government has released it’s plans for reform of the employment laws. A summary of the areas where changes will be happening is attached. The draft legislation is expected to have… Continue reading

Setting the family business straight

Operating a family business has special challenges. Richard Cooper and Mike Coleman of KPMG outline how to avoid the pitfalls. Whether or not family businesses choose to acknowledge it, change is happening. Successful… Continue reading

What grade is your self-storage facility?

Tim Creighton of Urbis outlines the development of new initiatives to assist the self- storage industry. The investment profile of self-storage continues to evolve following the listing of National Storage REIT (NSR) on… Continue reading

Is Self Storage still a secret?

It got me thinking the other day when I visited Adelaide for a long weekend – is self storage still a big secret in Australia. I attended a couple of social functions and… Continue reading

Increasing Fees

There are numerous factors that facilities must ensure they get right, both at sign-up and during the life of the agreement, if they hope to increase fees legally.  We all know that many storers stay… Continue reading

Not all self storage facilities are created equally

No two businesses are the same – especially nowadays, as companies adapt to a changing marketplace & become more creative with their offerings in an attempt to “stand out from the crowd”. With… Continue reading

Protected: What to do in the event of a break-in?

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Self Storage Technology

No matter the size of your facility, technology has both tangible and intangible benefits that will help you make money and produce the results your customers deserve. A precisely outlined technological plan affects… Continue reading