Visits to Utah and Texas a Success
Our sales team has been pretty busy lately! Carly visited the Utah Self-Storage Association Trade Show and then met up with Toni to visit the Texas Self-Storage Association Trade Show. Each show was unique and they had a great time being a part of the show!
Carly’s first stop was in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City at the Utah Self-Storage Association Annual Conference. This was the first year our team has attended the event and Carly was grateful to have the opportunity to escape our Arizona heat and enjoy some much cooler weather. This show was a success with an impressive number of visits to the U-Haul Self-Storage Affiliate Network booth by both current affiliates as well as some new faces.
The conference had some wonderful speakers with presentations about the changes to the Utah lien laws. There was also a small business owner’s panel that provided information on storage property acquisition and ownership. U-Haul Marketing Company President, Brad Ling, gave a presentation which spoke about the U-Haul Experience. Brad shared with us about his presentation, "I spoke about Supplemental Income. I discussed how self-storage locations can use tenant insurance, U-Haul truck rentals, and moving supply sales to increase the bottom line income with their existing customer base. This also increases customer satisfaction by providing a one stop shopping experience." Overall, the event was rewarding with increased attendance and great speakers!
After leaving Utah, Carly traveled to Texas and met up with Toni for the 2014 Annual Texas Self-Storage Association Conference and Trade Show. We have a strong presence of affiliates in Texas and it is always great to see familiar faces. The Texas show was held at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Toni recalls, "We definitely met many new people in the industry; the storage industry seems to be ever growing as there was a large presence of builders and developers this year."
The U-Haul Self-Storage Affiliate Network was joined by U-Haul and Safestor Insurance this year and it was great working together as a team. The U-Haul team had a prize wheel that was a big hit at the show; everyone from vendors to attendees was stopping by for a chance to win. The trade show was a success and it was great to meet with new and existing affiliates.
Both events had remarkable turn outs & we are looking forward to gaining new affiliates in Utah and Texas.