The Self-Storage industry continues to grow and offer new amenities for a varied customer base. While the market isn’t saturated yet, there are an increasing number of options available to consumers, creating the need for differentiation and higher levels of customer service to retain and attract new business.
Both a frictionless web and mobile experience and customer-friendly phone process can significantly help in attracting new customers and winning their business. Evaluating every step of the sales process is critical to ensuring that your locations are presenting the value you are striving to create.
To that end, the best way to measure where you stand in the market is to evaluate both your properties and your competitors’ properties by collecting customer feedback and competitive market analysis information. Customer Experience mystery shops and text surveys as well as a Health & Hygiene Satisfaction Program will help you measure, respond and shape your processes and create a roadmap for growth and customer satisfaction. Let us know how we can help you measure and deliver on your brand promise. A Closer Look will partner with you to develop a program to ensure you create and maintain your competitive advantage in the Self-Storage industry.
Collecting customer feedback on your locations is the best way to understand the full customer experience, the location’s ability to attract prospective customers, and the employees’ ability to sell the features and benefits to prospective customers.
Collecting market analysis information, including health and hygiene information, on your competitors’ facilities is the best way to find out what they are doing exceptionally and how they are competing on price, which can give you a competitive edge and set you apart.
How Our Strategic Feedback Programs Drive Value
Drive Operational Performance
- Our clients use mystery shops to evaluate their training processes.
- Our clients use mystery shopping to set an operational benchmark and then increase that figure incrementally.
- Our clients use mystery shopping to stay on top of the operation and ensure that both their prospective and current residents have an exceptional experience.
- Our clients build mystery shop programs to reflect their company culture.
Constructive Criticism and Coaching
- We work with our clients, upfront, to ensure the mystery shop program reflects their culture, goals and outlook.
- Our clients use mystery shopping in a constructive way, not punitively.
- Mystery shops are used to improve a company’s operations and employees, not belittle them.
- Our clients view mystery shop feedback as positive and encouraging, and it helps them to set goals and work to improve.
Competitive Market Information
- Our clients use mystery shopping to collect competitive pricing information.
- Our clients use mystery shopping to learn about their competitors’ quality and service differentiators.
Don’t Just Take Our Word For It
Let us tell the story of your guest experience first-hand
We Know Restaurants
Mystery Shops for Fine Dining, Premium and Casual Dining, Fast Casual and Bars and Nightclubs
Reports and Analytics
We boast over 50 different reports to help our clients drill down to the data they need to help their business thrive.
Dine Out. Write. Get Paid.
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What Our Clients Are Saying
"A Closer Look's services helped us formulate a qualitative scorecard specific to our hospitality operations and has helped us tremendously in monitoring and improving the experience for our guests. The team at A Closer Look is extremely responsive and helpful whenever needed."
Sr. Manager, Training & Hospitality Operations
"A Closer Look has consistently and thoroughly followed through with everything we have asked of them since the inception of our program. It's one thing for a company to make promises on what they can do, but it's quite another for them to actually follow through with such success!"
Chief Operating Officer
"A Closer Look is a great partner! The resulting data is easy to digest and make actionable. Most importantly, however, they've always been helpful and responsive with us when we have issues or urgent requests."
Founder and Chief Experience Officer
The Little Beet
"The attentive service and lightning fast timeliness when anything requires attention are what sets A Closer Look apart from any other service provider we have worked with. Additionally, the reporting provided is best in class!"
Vice President of Operations
"The old adage 'Inspect What You Expect' is so true. Thank you… A Closer Look, you help keep us on our toes and our guests, owners and associates benefit. You are the best!"
—Lizz A. Chambers
Vice President of Sales and Orgizational Development
"Our company has worked with A Closer Look for the past 5 years. The level of partnership is foundational to our growth and we look forward to expanding our business with A Closer Look as our long term partner."
Director of Ops Excellence
Main Event, Inc.
"After over 20 years of being associated with A Closer Look, I wanted to take a few minutes to express my appreciation for the outstanding service you have continued to deliver to our properties and Area VP's throughout these years. The flexibility your company offers in reports, trending and analysis is unmatched by other like sources."
Senior Vice President
Hilton Management Services Focused Service Division
"Utilizing A Closer Look has brought our service to the next level! We constantly engage in discussions & enhancements with the team to ensure we stay at the top of our game. Floor & Decor would recommend them to any business looking to gauge service levels and get some real insights into their operations."
Senior Manager Customer & Associate Experience
Floor & Decor
"The Regency Senior Living communities have partnered with A Closer Look for over a decade, and we continue to be extremely satisfied with the professionalism of the team and the ability to modify the program to our priorities. The reporting metrics are exceptional and help pinpoint areas of growth opportunities. I would not hesitate to recommend this company to my colleagues in our industry."
Chief Operating Officer
Regency Senior Living