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Window Shopping In Self Storage

Many people like to go to the mall or one of their favorite stores and see what is out there. They want to do some window shopping and check out the latest fashions to see if they can keep up with what is new. They want to be able to engage in conversations that would talk about what is currently out. Window shopping is never a bad thing unless you are unable to control yourself and buy whatever you see in the window. For those with self control, spend as much time as you need to look through the window, imagine yourself having that item and then of course potentially getting it.

When you are shopping around for self storage, many customers do a drive by of the facility. Online the company has made their facilities look so great and taken the best pictures in the best lighting, but what does the facility look like and how are they ran on a day to day basis. You want to make sure that they are not just putting their best foot forward for you on the internet, they are leaving their foot out there no matter what day. It is your job to ensure that what you are seeing through the window is what you need.

It is comical sometimes when a manager is shocked when the customer they spok...



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  • Window Shopping In Self Storage
    By joel on May 25, 2012 | 93 Comments93 Comments  Comments

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    Many people like to go to the mall or one of their favorite stores and see what is out there. They want to do some window shopping and check out the latest fashions to see if they can keep up with what is new. They want to be able to engage in conversations that would talk about what is currently out. Window shopping is never a bad thing unless you are unable to control yourself and buy whatever you see in the window. For those with self control, spend as much time as you need to look through the window, imagine yourself having that item and then of course potentially getting it.

    When you are shopping around for self storage, many customers do a drive by of the facility. Online the company has made their facilities look so great and taken the best pictures in the best lighting, but what does the facility look like and how are they ran on a day to day basis. You want to make sure that they are not just putting their best foot forward for you on the internet, they are leaving their foot out there no matter what day. It is your job to ensure that what you are seeing through the window is what you need.

    It is comical sometimes when a manager is shocked when the customer they spoke to comes into their facility after they talk to them over the phone. Over the phone the manager made the facilities seem so great so now the customer wants to see that everything said is accurate. Basically the property manager gets to put its storage where its mouth is. If the manager can do that then the customer will most likely rent because they drove by and saw what you had to offer as well as spoke to you. Now they are in the office, that sale is a good as made. What about those customers that don’t call first they just do a drive by of the facility and make judgments?

    This is why it is crucial for store managers to keep their facility looking good at all times. If you have it in your budget to put a fresh coat of paint on some buildings please do so. If you have grass that is growing out of control, please cut it. Customers don’t want it to look like they are going to rent in a jungle. There are countless other things you could do if the customer just decided to drive by and see what you looked like. In addition to just your appearance, the customer is window shopping the area they are renting in and also how long it takes to get there. The customer is doing all of this just with one simple drive by. They will have a list of storage facilities that they want to drop by and see. Is yours on the list? Is how the customer view you so great that when they are window shopping they instantly want to pull in and see what you are all about? These are some things to think about.

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  • How Do They Shop
    By joel on May 23, 2012 | 85 Comments85 Comments  Comments

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    There are many ways that a customer could have the upper hand when it comes to renting a storage space. You might be thinking why does anyone particularly have the upper hand when dealing with storage? There is a little game that is played between customer and business when it comes to getting that customer to buy from that one business. The business could try to do many things in their power that could make their business more appealing to the customer. But of course the caller is looking around for the bigger, better deal. How are they doing that? They are shopping around and no storage facility likes that idea.

    This is the age of technology and of course you can compare and contrast anything these days. You can look online and see most of the information about a facility that you need so you really do not need to call them. You maybe don’t even need to drop by and say hello. Of course it is recommended you stop by any facility you are looking to rent from to ensure that is on the screen matches what is in person. No one wants to be sneak attacked and lied to or the wool pulled over their eyes. Some facilities do not put a lot of their information online so that the customer has to call or drop by to see them. They have lured the customer into their storage trap.

    There are some websites now that compare and contrast multiple storage facilities at a time. That cuts down the searching around option they were doing before. On one website they put everything about the storage facilities in one area. The customer can look at prices and see what makes one facility’s prices higher than another facility. So if a storage facility does not make a strong online presence, the customer could just pass them up which would leave the storage facility high and dry. They would then have to find other methods to get the customer to come into their doors.

    Having everything about the storage facilities you are looking at in one places has revolutionized the self storage world because most of those sites allow you to reserve a space. Not only will you be able to see all there is about the facility, you can also hold a space on the site until you are able to go down. That is a great feature so that you have a chance to compare if all the website was saying about the facility is true. If it is not, you have held the space under no obligation so you are free to go back to your site and search around again. Some of these sites have the option to call them and they have someone do the searching for you as you relax. Shopping around for self storage has come a long way and it only seems to be changing by the moment. In no particular way are self storage facilities looking to not increase their profits year to year. Joining sights that make their facilities visible to the customers that shop around online is very valuable.

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  • Practice Your Shop
    By joel on March 8, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

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    Secret shopping is not a very difficult job to have. For some people they are very terrified because they are just not sure of their selves. Not everyone can make up information on the spot and they are scared they will be found out. This is where practice makes perfect. If you don’t take the time to know your craft or anything you do, you will not be good at it all. The more you practice the better you will be secret shopping.
    Many people try to rely on their natural talent to go ahead and wing every presentation they are a part of. They believe they can walk into a facility or a store and go off of their natural talent to do well. That is very hard because the secret shopper really needs to have the information that the company provides. The company that is paying the secret shopper really wants to ensure what they want accomplished actually happens. So when people try to do what they want, it can pretty dicey.
    One thing that people can do in order to ensure they say what they need to say, is find a friend and practice with them. The more you actually practice what you need to say the better. You have to get it through your head that you are there to shop a company for a reason.  You are there to help the company out and help them to reach the goals they were aiming for. They want someone to go into their shops or call their facilities to see how their managers would handle a real customer. Most companies will even reimburse you if you decide to purchase something. Now of course, you will have to make sure that the company you are working for will reimburse you before you make a purchase.
    If you are serious about secret shopping then you must ensure that you understand what your job is and practice it. If you don’t know what you are supposed to do or say that could really throw off you looking like you are a real customer. On the flip side of that, some customers really don’t know what they want to say or do when they are in a store. In most cases though, the company you are shopping wants you to go into the facility with some confidence acting like you want to buy and it is up the sales person to sell you the product. You will be asked to make sure you pay attention to many things in order to grade your visit accordingly.
    Take the time to pay attention and to practice what you are going to say and do for the company you will shop for. They would really appreciate you taking the time on your own to perfect your presentation. Every company is different and will have a different set of expectations. Just ensure that you know what you are supposed to do and ensure that you have everything you need I order to do a proper shop. You do not need to spend an extraordinary amount of time to practice your presentation. Eventually you will become a pro at shopping and you can cut back on practice time.

    Secret shopping is not a very difficult job to have. For some people they are very terrified because they are just not sure of their selves. Not everyone can make up information on the spot and they are scared they will be found out. This is where practice makes perfect. If you don’t take the time to know your craft or anything you do, you will not be good at it all. The more you practice the better you will be secret shopping.

    Many people try to rely on their natural talent to go ahead and wing every presentation they are a part of. They believe they can walk into a facility or a store and go off of their natural talent to do well. That is very hard because the secret shopper really needs to have the information that the company provides. The company that is paying the secret shopper really wants to ensure what they want accomplished actually happens. So when people try to do what they want, it can pretty dicey.

    One thing that people can do in order to ensure they say what they need to say, is find a friend and practice with them. The more you actually practice what you need to say the better. You have to get it through your head that you are there to shop a company for a reason.  You are there to help the company out and help them to reach the goals they were aiming for. They want someone to go into their shops or call their facilities to see how their managers would handle a real customer. Most companies will even reimburse you if you decide to purchase something. Now of course, you will have to make sure that the company you are working for will reimburse you before you make a purchase.

    If you are serious about secret shopping then you must ensure that you understand what your job is and practice it. If you don’t know what you are supposed to do or say that could really throw off you looking like you are a real customer. On the flip side of that, some customers really don’t know what they want to say or do when they are in a store. In most cases though, the company you are shopping wants you to go into the facility with some confidence acting like you want to buy and it is up the sales person to sell you the product. You will be asked to make sure you pay attention to many things in order to grade your visit accordingly.

    Take the time to pay attention and to practice what you are going to say and do for the company you will shop for. They would really appreciate you taking the time on your own to perfect your presentation. Every company is different and will have a different set of expectations. Just ensure that you know what you are supposed to do and ensure that you have everything you need I order to do a proper shop. You do not need to spend an extraordinary amount of time to practice your presentation. Eventually you will become a pro at shopping and you can cut back on practice time.

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