Save Time, Money and, Stress with Automatic Payments
Published on 8/27/2019
In this post, we are going to be discussing the benefits of setting up
an automatic monthly payment, how it saves you money, time, and reduces
your stress levels all with just a few quick clicks.
Let's start with the benefits of an automatic payment plan.
With a properly set up automatic payment plan, you will not have late
fees. This could save you $20.00 or more per month. An automatic payment
plan can also save you the cost of a check, the envelope and postage
each month. That amounts to approximately $6.00 per year in additional
savings while also saving you time and stress.
2. Since the inception of the much beloved and often maligned television series Storage Wars
many people experience stress due to concerns that their stored
personal possessions will be sold. Let me assure you, that we do not
people's possessions unless they do not pay their storage bill. A
properly administered automatic payment plan can help alleviate that
stress because you know that your storage bill will be paid monthly.
An automatic plan can save you time in addition to reducing your stress
and saving you money. Why do something yourself that a computer can do
for you? The computer can make your payment quickly and efficiently. No
taking time out of your busy day to write checks, fill out the envelope,
affix postage and, mail the payment.
might be wondering how to set up an automatic payment. On our website,
it is really easy to do. Just follow these
1. Go to www.eclipseselfstorage.com
2. Chose the location where your possessions are stored
3. Click Make a Payment/Login
Enter your username and password. If it does not work, make sure you
selected the correct location because your login credentials are
5. Click on Recurring Billing
6. Click on Add Payment Account
Under account type, choose ACH for a direct withdrawal from your
checking account. Or choose Credit Card to have your payment
applied to your credit or debit card. We prefer debit cards.
8. Fill out the required information, click Save and you are done!
the automatic payment has been set up, it will debit your account on
the 1st day of every month. If you need the automatic payment to run on
another date each month (for example on the 3rd of the month), you can
just give us a quick call and we can add an offset to your payment plan
If you have set up your automatic
payment and it is after the 1st of the month and you have not yet paid
that months rent, you will need to process a manual payment as the
system will not charge again until the next month. For example, on April
2, 2017 Joe sets up an automatic payment but has not paid his April
rent yet. The automatic payment that Joe has set up will run on May 1. Joe will need to make a manual payment for April's rent to avoid
Another option for automatic
payments is through your financial institution. Most banks and credit
unions offer their own version of an automatic payment plan. While I
can't tell you how to set that up as each institutions process will be
different, it is generally a pretty easy thing to do. If you are going
to set up an automatic payment through your financial institution, just
make sure that you select the deliver by date to be the 1st of the month
so that you can be assured that we receive the payment on time. Please
include the unit number as the account number. If you are paying for
someone else's storage unit, still include the unit number as the
account number but also put the tenant's name in the memo line. This
will help us to get the payment credited to the correct account.
If you are ready to set up your automatic payment, you can login to our website
to set up your automatic payment, click here
then follow the above steps.
If you are not able to login here are a couple of quick steps to correct this.
1. Make sure you selected the correct location. If your possessions are in Rice Lake - North but you
accidentally clicked on Rice Lake - South, your username and password will not
work. For security purposes, your login credentials are location
2. If you are on the correct location, it maybe that you have forgotten your password. You can reset it by clicking the Forgot your password? link directly below the Login button. For security purposes, you will need to use the email address that you have been receiving payment reminders etc. This is the email we have on file and this must match in order for the reset email to be sent.
If you are still having difficulty, you can call during our normal business hours and we will be happy to assist you.
Thank you and happy storing!