• Security for Specialized Storage
    The self-storage product continues to become more popular and specialized. Today’s facility owners use boat/RV storage, wine storage, records storage and even vault storage to attract market share. In all cases, security is one of the most important components of site ...More
    October 1, 2005 Owen Runnals Posted in Articles
  • The State of Storage in France
    After 15 years of expansion, the French market is still in its infancy. There are 118 storage facilities serving the country’s population of 62 million. Compare these figures with those of the United Kingdom, which has about the same population and more than 400 ...More
    October 1, 2005 Philippe Peyrot Posted in Articles, Development
  • Serving Up Ancillaries
    It was a World Team Tennis match in Anaheim, Calif., about 1980. At 45, Rod Laver was playing one of the last matches of his career against Guillermo Vilas, a man half his age. Though Vilas expected to have an advantage because of his speed and Laver’s years, Laver used ...More
    October 1, 2005 Gregory A. Call Posted in Articles
  • Replacement-Cost Coverage
    Many self-storage owners are misinformed when it comes to the subject of replacement cost. This vital part of your insurance policy protects you in the event of catastrophe. Knowing the benefits and options makes for smart business. Simply put, replacement-cost coverage ...More
    October 1, 2005 John Roark Posted in Articles
  • A Work of Ancillary
    “Art too is just a way of living, and however one lives, one can, without knowing, prepare for it; in everything real one is closer to it, more its neighbor, than in the unreal half-artistic professions, which, while they pretend to be close to art, in practice deny and ...More
    October 1, 2005 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • The Payment Advisor
    “The Payment Advisor” is a monthly Q&A column to which readers can submit questions about card transaction systems, electronic funds transfer, check acceptance and processing, wireless transactions, international funds transfer, and other payment issues. To participate, ...More
    October 1, 2005 Ross Federgreen Posted in Articles, Finance
  • Broadcast Your Benefits
    As an industry, we’re doing a poor job of educating customers about the value of the business in general and our facilities in particular. Differentiation does little for your bottom line if you don’t broadcast the benefits of your business. You’ve heard it all before: To ...More
    October 1, 2005 Brad North Posted in Articles
  • A Good Year for Wine Storage
    Wine storage can be a terrific ancillary service for self-storage facilities in the right markets. It produces a greater return per square foot than traditional storage and generates a host of other benefits, including added revenue and marketing advantages. Wine storage ...More
    October 1, 2005 George McCord Posted in Articles
  • All Kinds of Victory
    In what can only be described as a significant and defining victory for the self-storage industry, Guardian Self Storage of New York won a discrimination complaint filed by a potential customer with the New York State Division of Human Rights. The facts and background of ...More
    October 1, 2005 Jim Chiswell Posted in Articles
  • Keeping Insurance Costs In Check
    The self-storage industry has undergone many changes over the past 20 years, evolving from a core group of small, mom-and-pop operations to a large, powerful organization of professional business people. The rapid growth of the industry has further created a variety of ...More
    October 1, 2005 David Wilhite Posted in Articles