“How do you spell ‘U-Haul‘?”
We were meeting with our marketing guy to discuss online advertising strategies and nearby U-Haul Locations when the following question arose:
“How do you spell the ‘U‘ word?”
Mainly, the debate was whether or not it was always hyphenated. We took a quick, unofficial vote.
“Those in favor of the hyphenated U-Haul, say aye. Those opposed, say no.”
Out of our group of five, here is the final tally for the correct spelling of “U-Haul”:
- U-Haul (2 votes)
- UHaul (2 votes)
- U Haul (1 vote – someone always has to be different)
According to U-Haul, International
Of course, we looked it up on U-Haul’s official website:
When you visit their site, it still takes a little poking around to be sure, but we looked in the footer area and found this statement:
“This website is owned and operated by Web Team Associates, Inc. Copyright © 2015 U-Haul International, Inc. All rights reserved. U-Haul International, Inc.’s trademarks and copyrights are used under license by Web Team Associates, Inc.”
So, it looks like the “hyphens” have it!
Not So Fast, Y’all
Y’all, it’s a Southern thing… not an alternate spelling.
Did you notice there is NO hyphen in the URL (web address)?
Well, we decided to put “U-Haul” (or “Uhaul”) to the test. What if a potential website visitor typed the domain name incorrectly?
How would our potential customers find U-Haul in Montgomery, AL?
U-Haul, International has that covered. You can reach their website several ways, including the following URLs:
http://www.u-haul.com/ (hyphen included)
http://www.uhual.com/ (common misspelling)
http://www.uhall.com/ (another common misspelling)
http://www.uhal.com/ (and another!)
You can verify for yourself, just click each link above and watch the magic.
Aren’t those U-Haul executives SMART? They must have a lot of money.
UHale.com! No Way!
Our marketing guy (who doesn’t have a lot of money) decided to do a little extra research.
He checked with Google (they have a free tool that lists the different spellings people use to search for stuff online).
He came up with several variations for “U-Haul” related searches:
We decided to put them (U-Haul) to the test again.
- We typed each one of the above spelling variations in the web address bar…
- Added “.com”…
- and tapped “Enter”…
(We also tried out “www.Yall.com” – as we said, we’re from the South. As in, “Y’all need a U-Haul?“)
And guess what? MANY of them take you directly to the U-Haul website!
But a few of them didn’t, and a few are available for sale. Better buy them BEFORE U-Haul does!
We ask again…
How do YOU-all spell U-Haul???
How do you pronounce U-Haul”?
We won’t waste any more of your time. Just watch the video.
Kathryn Fletcher is our General Manager and Chief Relocation Specialist (We thought she deserved a promotion, even if in title only).
Contact Kathryn if you have any questions about our U-Haul Services.
U-Haul Dealer provides U-Haul products and rental services in Montgomery, Alabama. We are an authorized, independent U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer located near Maxwell AFB.