• Products & Services
    If you have a product or service you would like featured in this section, e-mail detailed information and a high-resolution digital photo, if available, to storagenews@vpico.com . E-SoftSys ACH Processing E-SoftSys has partnered with Money Transfer Systems to offer turnkey ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Media Watchdog
    As the self-storage industry permeates our communities, it receives increasing attention from mainstream media outlets—and not always favorably. As industry professionals, we should be aware of how self-storage is presented to the public. Media Watchdog is devoted to ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Adventures in Storage
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    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • ISS PUZZLER
    CONTEST: Submit your correct answers by March 31, 2007, and you’ll be entered to win a deluxe “I Love the ISS Vegas Expo” poker set. Simply copy and fax the solved puzzle to 602.567.6857; or mail to Debbie Pirkey, Virgo Publishing, P.O. Box 40079, Phoenix, AZ, 85067-0079; ...More
    March 1, 2007 Myles Mellor Posted in Articles
  • Insurance Basics
    People look forward to buying insurance about as much as visiting the dentist. With both, however, prevention is the key to minimizing unexpected costs and rude awakenings later on. Insurance is usually bought because banks require it. Even those who could pay cash to ...More
    March 1, 2007 Chuck Slagle Posted in Articles
  • RETAIL RESULTS
    What is branding and what does it mean to self-storage operator? Before answering, I’d like to share an observation made by one of my company’s marketing specialists. She said some storage operators approach their market brand in much the same way Old West ranchers used ...More
    March 1, 2007 Bob Strenk Posted in Articles
  • New eBay Ancillary Sparks Insurance Questions
    A new business model has appeared on the self-storage horizon: selling property for customers on eBay. Recently, I was asked to advise a self-storage owner and his agent about how our self-storage insurance policy would respond to the service. EBay, of course, is the ...More
    March 1, 2007 Scott Lancaster Posted in Articles
  • Merge Left
    A guest blog spot by ISS Associate Editor Elaine Foxwell Elaine with her equine friend, Slayer. I creep onto the self-storage Information Superhighway in my Blogmobile for the first time. The infotraffic is flying by so fast it feels more like I’m on the Information ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Blog
  • The World of Self-Storage Real Estate: Buying Basics, Selling Essentials
    Interested in buying a self-storage property but not sure where to start or what to look for? Would you like to know more about the process of due diligence? ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Reports
  • Where do U go, U-Store-It?
    The show's over, and it's back to business as usual. I've spent the past couple of days reacquainting myself with self-storage in the news. I found the anticipated palette of spectacles including arson, robberies and vandalism ... But what the heck is going on at ...More
    February 27, 2007 Teri Lanza Posted in Blog