When many think of U-Haul they probably think of the Do-It-Yourself moving company, but did you know U-Haul is much more than just DIY moving solutions? U-Haul International is proud to have these small business partnerships all over the country. When U-Haul and small businesses team up it makes for a strong, lasting relationship for both parties. Two of the many ways U-Haul can help small businesses grow are becoming a Dealer and/or becoming a U-Haul Self-Storage Affiliate. Not only do these partnerships help serve customers, but they also help keep the community strong and stimulate the economy.
Hugh LaRocque from Budget Mini Storage in Anderson, California enjoys being a U-Haul Dealer and a U-Haul Self-Storage Affiliate. He exclaimed, “the best thing I’ve ever done was partner with U-Haul!” As a Dealer, small businesses are able to partner with U-Haul to serve the community by offering rental equipment. This helps businesses generate profit and keep their business costs down. U-Haul is happy to make these partnerships in order to accommodate the demand for the rental equipment in these communities. Hugh enjoys the exposure his business receives by being a dealer, “I’m listed online and that gives me an extra edge over my competition” he explained.
As a part of the U-Haul Self-Storage Affiliate Network, self-storage facilities benefit from using the WebSelfStorage Business Platform to manage their self-storage facility online. An additional benefit is being able to list their self-storage information online at uhaul.com and emove.com to receive customer reservations. This listing helps increase occupancy and LaRocque is grateful that other U-Haul partners can locate his business to help him fill empty self-storage units. He explains, “I am able to reach a wide audience, locations in other states send customers my way for self-storage when they are moving into my area”.
By partnering with U-Haul Hugh has been able to generate more customers, benefit from advertising, and gain business referrals. These partnerships benefit the customer by providing quality equipment and self-storage in their local community. To learn more about these partnerships visit uhaul.com/Dealer and webselfstorage.com
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