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. 

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Hammad Assan joined Jiffy Self-Storage in June 2012. He has over 20 years of experience in various Customer service, Sales and Management roles and is a Certified Self-Storage Operator through the Canadian Self Storage Association. His passion for sales and customer service has maintained Jiffy Self-Storage’s position as one of the GTA’s most successful Storage Facilities, as recognized by winning the Consumer Choice Award 22 years in a row, a perfect A+ rating with the BBB with zero complaints and a 4.5/5 Star Review rating on Google. Our tenants greatly appreciate his dedication to exceptional customer service and as a result Jiffy Self-Storage has been recognized and awarded for that. Please contact Hammad about any of your storage, parking, workspace or retail unit needs.

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