We are a small company primarily run by one person who currently holds a second full-time job as we grow. Making the switch to Stella has been a key that allows us to do both. From the ability to have it integrate with QuickBooks to being able to operate my business from my iPad well, mobile has been key. And to top it all off is the service! While no system will be 100% what one is looking for, you can make most anything work if you have customer support. Cathy and her team do just that! From working around my schedule to call me back and help with tech issues to quickly owning up to issues on their side and making it right! That is who I want to do business with and plan to grow with in the future.
Kirk Gunderson, Owner Stor if of OsseoOsseo, WI
MI-BOX Southern NH & Northeast Massachusetts has been using Stella for years now. Stella has been a such a huge part of our success in the portable storage business. The software is very user friendly and new employees pick up on it very quickly. With over 800 rentals in my inventory, Stella has made all aspects of our business very efficient. Having your work orders, contracts, inventory, billing, and transportations all under one umbrella, has been a key factor in the success of our company. My sales staff find booking orders so easy and quick. Having the ability to send contracts with a click of a button in the work order has saved us from completing a two-step process. Being the Sales Manager for the company and having my hand in all departments (Sales, Operations and Billing), I couldn’t be more pleased with all aspects of the software. I highly recommend it to anyone in the portable storage business. You won’t regret the decision.
Kelly Crawford, Sales ManagerMI-BOX Southern, NHMI-BOX Northeast MAMerrimack, NH
As I opened my portable storage business in July of 2021, I was referred to Cathy and the Stella team for their software. Since day 1 from the onboarding and training process they have done nothing but simplified booking customers, receiving payment, and helping me stay on top of all my bookkeeping. If there is ever an issue I run into Cathy and her team go above and beyond with immediate response and amazing effort to make sure the issue is resolved.
One thing I really admire is how Stella is constantly putting forth an effort to improve and stay ahead of the curve whether it be the weekly tutorials to the constant feedback from their customers. From someone who started on the ground floor to build my portable storage business, Stella has been there with me for every step of the way and eased a lot of concerns or problems that may have
Ben JacksonChatt Mobile StorageSoddy Daisy, TN
We’ve been using Stella for almost a year now and have only great things to say about it! It helps us manage the end-to-end workflow for our business by integrating into our website lead form, providing customer quotes, booking orders, scheduling deliveries, and automating billing. It also helps us with operations by managing inventories and with financials by integrating into QuickBooks. It’s an impressive software that has lots of functionality yet is simple to use. The Stella team provides outstanding customer support fixing any issues immediately should they arise. They also proactively help with training by publishing “how to” videos so that users can answer questions on their own.
One of the main reasons why we’re able to keep our overhead costs down is because of how much Stella can do. One person can easily run all our back-office functions simply because of the versatility of the software. That’s money that goes straight to the bottom line. The time savings also allow us to focus on our customers so that we can continue to grow our business.
It’s the best software on the market for portable storage businesses and we’re glad to have partnered with them.
Dave Fuss, OwnerMobile Storage SolutionsBuffalo Grove, IL
We have been using Stella for a few years now and we honestly couldn't be happier. Cathy and the Stella team are great when it comes to training which is one of the best things about this software! It's really an all-in-one solution for customer information, pricing, inventory management, and so much more!
Bernadette C Knopp, OperationsMy Stack BoxPompano Beach, FL
We are really happy with how Stella has organized our customers, inventory, and billing. The support and lessons that Noah & Cathy provide are always prompt, precise, and understandable. I have and will continue to recommend Stella to the companies I speak to on the phone and at the upcoming conference!
Ben Browning, OwnerYour Site StorageClare, MI
We started our business at the beginning of 2020 and were doing everything ourselves on various platforms, including manually billing customers and managing our own list of container locations. We needed to look for a software that could grow with us and provide more ease of use, streamlining our process and keeping us more organized. As a primarily rental business, Stella was that software! Stella has enabled us to automate so much of our processes. Cathy and the Stella team have been so responsive and integral in helping our business grow and we are very happy we decided to integrate this software!
Lauren Dietrich, OwnerRent-A-Container TeamPhoenixville, PA
Stella Software has been great!! Now we can look in Stella and find out where any of our boxes are quickly. The quoting and CRM system works great. NO double entry! Customer goes from lead on our website, to a quote, to a booking and then to QB online and the info was only put in the system once. The QB Online integration has saved countless hours of accounting entry. All of this at an affordable cost. Thanks Stella!!
Charles Litton, Owner Cows Mobile Storage of Orlando
During our first year of business, we used a mix of separate systems to operate our mobile storage business. Keeping these systems working together smoothly called for a fair amount of improvisation and a lot of oversight. It became clear that in order to keep up with business and achieve our growth targets, we'd need to transition to a more purpose-built system, and Stella was the solution. With just a single system, we're able to keep tabs on leads, oversee our rental inventory, schedule deliveries, manage billing, and more. Stella's price point compares favorably with the competition as well.
What's more, the support team at Stella is very responsive. We're truly glad we made the switch to Stella - we review our systems on an annual basis, and continue to reach the conclusion that Stella is our best option by far!
Gabe Heasly, OwnerMI-BOX of MainePortland, ME
Cathy and the Stella team are second to none! Customer service is excellent, response times to questions are extremely fast and they are constantly upgrading the software to make it even better. On top of that, Cathy comes with direct knowledge of the portable storage industry, having run a company, she knows what we do day in and day out and that understanding is really translated in the software.
We were previously using another software provider which needed work arounds because it was developed for the brick-and-mortar storage industry. Once finding Stella and seeing that it was developed for the portable storage industry was a game changer. The software is easy to learn, user friendly and does everything you need seamlessly. It has made running our business so much more efficient. Choose Stella. You will not be disappointed!
Rob Gavel, Owner911 StorageKeaau, HI
We migrated to Stella in February 2022, and we love the web based app! Our office has gone paperless, our drivers are on mobile devices and our whole team loves logging in to check the dashboard and Google Calendar full of deliveries. I use the built in features of Stella daily like the dashboard, monthly activity report, box inventory, movement activity and billing events. Each feature has helped us streamline operations, increase efficiency, run checks and balances, track inventory, monitor accounts receivable and avoid costly mistakes. Our customers enjoy timely, seamless and contactless interactions from quote to completed contract with SigniFlow and various payment reminders. Our commercial accounts are beginning to pay online because of how Stella works with payment features in Authorize.net. Cathy is wonderful to work with on how the software can adapt to your needs, while balancing and educating about industry standards. Her industry standard tips have merit. The support staff are quick, responsive and informative when/if you need technical help. We recommend Stella!
Carrie Modrak, K-BOX Mobile Storage
The customer service/tech support is of a superior level. They respond immediately, help you fix your issue right away, and never pass you off to someone else. I very highly recommend this company!
Debbie Hamel, Manager BluBox Portable Storage
Stella Software has been amazing for our Portable Storage business. We own 2 self storage facilities and use a different software for those that is much less user friendly, and the customer service is horrible. Cathy and the Stella team have always given us excellent training and service from day one. We really appreciate how quickly they respond to questions, or changes in our settings. I own multiple businesses with multiple locations, and am always on the move. Stella is one of the main reasons for our early success, going from zero to 60k/ month in sales in the first 6 months. I started out personally doing all of the quotes and bookings, and did 100% of them on my tablet. As more of an operations guy than on office dweller, I need to be mobile. I also love to travel, and have booked deals on my tablet with Stella all over the country. Motorcycle trip in the Black Hills SD, pulled the phone and tablet out of my backpack and booked a deal. Ski trip to Winter Park Colorado….. sat in the hot tub with a cooler of beer next to me, gave quotes, booked deals, and scheduled deliveries on my tablet through stella. Seriously… on a boat, on a plane, on the beach. If you have a phone, tablet, and Stella Software; you can run your portable storage business from anywhere in the world. Thank you Stella for helping us be successful in the portable storage business.
Keith Burnham AffordAbox
We launched our business in April of 2022. Cathy went above and beyond that of a software vendor, she was a full-on business consultant for us. And since launch the Stella team has continued to be highly responsive and consultative as we navigate our way through our first year in business.
I can’t recommend them enough as a business software solution. Stella ensures timely billing, keeps track of our inventory and makes it very easy for the “next person up” to take over a work order and provide great service to our customers. We spoke with two other software vendors in the category and they weren’t even in the same league as Stella.
So if you wondering if Stella is right for your mobile storage business...quit wondering. It is.
Steve Choppin Mule Box
We’re coming up on a year since converting from another software vendor to Stella. After sitting in on a Stella demo, we knew Stella would provide better functionality and increased efficiencies in our daily processes. We love the web-based interface and especially the customized rental agreement integration with Signiflow. All our rental agreements are delivered electronically with signed agreements stored automatically in one easy to access folder.
Our company was the 20th Stella customer to on board. There is so much functionality to the Stella system, we have only scratched the surface and learn something new every day.
Finally, and most important to our small business is the accessibility we have to the customer service team. Cathy, Noah, and team are amazing! They’re extremely responsive and go out of their way to make sure we always have a positive customer service outcome.
Debbe Blakemore, President Alpine Portable Storage Containers Grass Valley, CA
I found Stella to be a very affordable storage container software compared to other similar providers. Cathy and Noah have been great to work with, they take my concerns serious and are quick to return a call or email to solve any issues I may have. Stella has many features that other software companies don’t. Stella does a lot of work behind the scenes, making my business look very professional. For Dakota Drop Box USA, the choice was simple, Stella!
Kent Disse, CEO Dakota Drop Box USA Rapid City, SD
We found Stella a little over a year ago when we started our mobile storage business. We had 3 meetings set with different management software companies with Stella being the second one. Within the first 5 minutes of our meeting with Stella my one business partner slid a piece of paper over to me that just said “Stella”. We knew that quick they were the company for us! We ended up cancelling our meeting with the last company because we knew Stella was it. The onboarding and setup process were seamless. The customer service by Noah and Cathy is outstanding. They are always a quick email of phone call away. There have been a few occasions where they even reach out to customers letting us know about backend issues and what they are doing to fix them. Everything about Stella has been a professional experience. We found out not long ago that we were Stella’s 15th customer, and we were blown away. They operate as if they have hundreds of customers!
Houston Groff, Owner Vault Mobile Storage Lititz, PA
I have so many amazing things to say about Stella, but I first want to give my attention to Cathy and Noah! They have been my rock since we started this business. Service is Everything these days and they provide the BEST I could have ever prayed or wished for. They will always answer your call or get right back to you. I Love Stella. It is so user friendly and we can tweak or edit the way our quotes look or our box pricing or anything for that matter. We have made many adjustments since starting with Stella as we used her for sales first instead of leasing. Every single step has been so smooth, and I honestly am so grateful that we have Stella. I am excited to have our business in Stella’s hands. And Stella’s staff. I am just really grateful that Doug met Cathy at the NPSA. We are truly Blessed.
Julia Kohrdt, Vault Portable Storage Owner/Operations Manager
As a new entrant in the portable storage business, we quickly found there never to be enough time to get things done. We were needlessly spinning our wheels with another software provider. We then met Cathy and the team at Stella and haven’t looked back. The onboarding process was smooth, and the response time was instantaneous. They have knowledge in the business and care about seeing us succeed. Stella has been integral part of our startup process. The product is great, but the strategic vision of this team is also exciting and aligned with our business goals.
Cathy and the team at Stella have quickly become a partner for our business. It is evident Stella was made by professionals who understand portable storage. A cloud-based platform, such as this, makes so much sense. It has improved our workflow not only in the office but also in the field. It’s been seamless! Monthly reporting, merchant processing and CRM tools are top notch, not to mention the integration with our website quote tool and QuickBooks Online. The time savings allow us to focus our energy where it should be.. with our customers.
Michael DiCenso, Swiftbox Portable Storage
We are so grateful for Stella! Cathy, Allen, and the whole team have been amazing. I honestly have no idea how we could grow GoStoring.com without them. The ease of use, intuitive user interface and their superior support has made our daily operations of quoting straight through to booking a deal simple and fast. We look forward to a very long relationship with Stella and everyone involved.
Steve Pece, Go Storing
Stella has been wonderful for us. I can’t say enough about Allen, Cathy, and the development team. They have always been there when needed and were there every step of the way for the transition. Stella has simplified our daily operations making quoting, booking an order, and scheduling deliveries easier than we ever imagined. On top of that Stella takes care of all the entire billing process. You pair those with all the other features Stella offers and you couldn’t ask for a better product. We look forward to any new products and features they come out with as I know they will help grow our business.
Dakota Kiser, Box2U
Stella offers a service for the mobile storage industry you simply can’t find anywhere else. We were consistently having to create, update, and manage several additional spreadsheets throughout the day to keep track of our moving inventory, billing, and work orders. This was extremely time consuming and unproductive. Now with Stella, all of our information is consolidated into one system. It’s easy to use and we couldn’t be happier with its efficiency.
Danielle Lasko, MI-BOX of Rhode Island
I am very excited about the future with Stella. I haven't been this excited at work in a very long time. Stella is Amazing!!!!!
Kimberly Harrison, My Stack Box
We started using Stella when it first rolled out and watched it evolve as Cathy added better and better functions, creating a program that specifically targets the needs of a mobile storage company. After a few months, before we made a commitment to use it, we looked around at other options to be sure Stella was the best choice. We found no other program that had the capacity to save us as much time as Stella, which was very important to us.
There are a few unique functions that Stella has that we didn?t find anywhere else. The features of multiple box orders being created for a client with one click is fantastic! It is also beneficial that Stella can designate the difference between a commercial and residential client. Linking work orders to the schedule automates the entry of the many details around a delivery and greatly decreases the chance of human error.
Stella is a dynamic and powerful customer management system and I highly recommend it!
Meredith Chicklis, MI-BOX Billerica & Burlington
We transitioned to the Stella platform less than three months ago. It was a simple transition and we realized the benefits from the outset. It’s streamlined, user-friendly and integrates functions where we needed three separate tools. The key selling point was our savings of 10-15 staff-hours weekly!
Dede Potter, MI-BOX Triad