12 Jan 2012

Smartphone app puts self storage in renters’ pockets

Growth within the self storage industry has risen so much that one mobile technology company has created new a new app for smartphones allowing people to get to their storage units even after hours.

PhoneSmart, a leader in the self storage marketing realm, is responsible for making kiosks resembling ATM machines that are installed at storage facilities. The products gave unit renters the ability to pay their bills and get into their spaces during times when the facilities weren't open. Although these worked well, the cost of installing the kiosks and maintaining them were quite pricey – ranging from $10,000 to $50,000.

To combat the high costs, the company recently came up with a new app for smartphones, with its website claiming, "You have a self storage kiosk in your pocket." The new app is like having the physical kiosk right on your phone. Business owners from cities in America to areas like Toronto in Canada have the ability to reserve units for new clients, access billing records and rent out spaces without a third party or maintenance fees all from their phones. 

Be Sociable, Share!
Comment

Related Articles [3]

Self-Storage Do’s and Don’ts: Everything You Need to Know

October 9th, 2019
Believe it or not, there is a right and a wrong way to handle your self-storage. Not only are there many different types of storage units available, but there are also...

Nine Rules for Self-Storage

August 16th, 2019
Are you planning to move or have you recently done so? Sometimes, moving into a smaller home is the best option in terms of cost, location, and upkeep. Despite the benefits,...

Top 4 Tips for Handling Late fees and an Overdue Self-Storage Account

July 25th, 2019
Your self-storage unit works like an extra attic or second basement, but sometimes it’s easy to forget recurring payments; other times, we find ourselves drowning in bills...

Leave a Comment






Recent Posts

Blog Categories

Archives

Subscribe to RSS Feeds
Essential SSL