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A-1 Self Storage achieves record rentals with Online Rentals module from Self Storage Manager

A-1 Self Storage has achieved over 600 rentals within 6 months of implementing the SSM Online Rental module

January 21, 2015E-SoftSysTM, developer of Self Storage ManagerTM (SSM) – one of the leading management software programs for the self-storage industry, announced today that A1 Self StorageTM, one of California’s oldest and most respected self storage companies with over 40 locations has achieved over 600 rentals within 6 months of implementing the SSM Online Rental module.

According to Brian Caster, President and CEO of A-1 Self Storage, “Within 30 days of launching the online rentals we received over 100 rentals from our website and for the past 6 months we have been receiving  an average of 100 online rentals per month. Using the user-friendly online interface our customers can now rent units at their convenience, without the need to visit the rental office. With the positive results achieved in the first 6 months itself, we are confident that Online Rental interface will further improve our revenues across all our locations in the coming months. This is yet another innovative module from E-SoftSys and we are pleased with the fact that E-SoftSys continues to introduce new features and modules at a rapid pace.”

Some of the key features of the Online Rental module are:
  • Allows tenants to rent a unit 24x7 from anywhere.
  • Responsive design allows tenants to perform rentals online from any device including mobile devices such as iPhone and iPad.
  • Provides the option for the tenant to view the lease and sign electronically. All electronically signed leases are stored digitally in the cloud.
  • Tenants will receive a confirmation e-mail with lease agreement, with a copy being sent to the respective store. Tenants have the ability to print the payment receipt online.
  • Ability to offer insurance / protection plan along with the rental.
  • Fully secure, as all payment transactions done through credit cards are processed using globally trusted 128-bit SSL (Secured Socket Layer).
  • The online rental interface can be easily customized to match to the corporate brand of the self-storage operator.

According to Kat Shenoy, President & CEO of E-SoftSys, “We appreciate the valuable input provided by A-1 Self Storage management team during the implementation of the Online Rental interface, which has helped us to further improve the module. In the past 11 years we have introduced several advanced features and modules to the self-storage industry at an affordable cost. This is yet another module from E-SoftSys that helps multi-facility storage operators increase revenue, improve customer service and reduce costs. We are pleased with the excellent results achieved by A-1 Self Storage and are certain that operators of all sizes will be able to benefit immensely from the SSM Online Rental interface.”

About E-SoftSys

E-SoftSys, a technology leader for the self-storage industry, offers products and services that include; Self Storage Manager Comprehensive management software for single and multi-facility operators with e-Signature and Digital Storage of Leases; e-CRM Fully integrated Customer Relationship Management module with interfaces to leading phone systems, Constant Contact & Truck Reservations and with an optional module to capture valuable statistics including lead to rental conversion ratios, cost per lead etc..; SSM Text Messenger: A cloud based automatic payment reminder and payment collection system designed to reduce the managers time on collection calls; Customer Portal: – A self-help interactive portal for customers to view their account history and balance, make payments, enable or disable autopay, schedule move-outs, update their contact information and more; Other Modules INSOMNIACTM Kiosk Interface, Online Reservations, Rentals & Payments, PayNearMeTM, Storage  TreasuresTM, QlikViewTM Business Intelligence and Analytics Interface, Customer Survey, XPS, iPadTM/Tablet-based Site Walk Through and Audit module, and more.; Lead Aggregator Interface - CubeSmart, SparefootTM, USStorageLocatorTM, USstoragesearch.comTM; 24/7 Customer Support with Dedicated Team and Project Manager assigned for large operator implementations; Training Videos Over 300 Training Videos are available to customers, where a customer can choose any function or report in Self Storage Manager or e-CRM and get instant training on that topic.

Self Storage Manager has been implemented by many single and multi-facility companies in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. For more information, please contact E-SoftSys at 800-469-1740 Ext. 1, or by visiting or Click here to email us.

About A-1 Self Storage

A-1 Self Storage is the Self Storage division of the Caster Companies, a third generation family owned company headquartered in San Diego, California. The Caster Companies specializes in acquisitions, development and management of A-1 Self Storage, and other commercial properties in California. Their Real Estate Portfolio includes over 4 million square feet in real estate properties, including over 45 self storage locations. They have plans to open more locations in the future. For more information, contact A-1 Self Storage at 800-219-8979 or visit their website at

Media Contact: John Rohan, E-SoftSys LLC, 800-469-1740 x1,