Businesses That Would Benefit From Container Storage
Container Storage is often seen as a temporary storage solution by commercial clients needing somewhere to store their equipment and or stock either during a relocation or when the business premises are closed for refurbishment.
However, more businesses are seeing substantial benefits from using Container Storage for the long-term and it is not just for document storage.
Four Types of Businesses that would Benefit from Container Storage
- Stock Storage for Online Sellers
In 2018, the Self-Storage Association estimated that 120,000 storage units in the UK were used by online sellers. That number will be higher as that is only the storage units of companies who are SSA members, which is not an industry requirement.
Online sellers running their businesses from home can quickly find their spare room, garage and even their living space becoming a cluttered nightmare when running low on storage space.
The business storage container’s at Top Box Self Storage give you 160sqft of storage space. That is enough floor space to roll in 10 pallets at floor level without stacking and if you are importing pallets of goods from the EU; you can fit up to 12 EU-sized pallets.
Additionally, there is drive up to the door access which allows you easy access to place your goods into storage and remove when sales require with no time restraints. This service also lends well to bulkier stock items.
It is also possible to use freestanding shelving systems which lets you access items easier, speeding up on order processing.
- Take Advantage of Seasonal Sales
Container storage can be a great way for price savvy businesses to take advantage of seasonal sales. During the winter months, the prices for snow shovels, sledges, and gloves will sell at higher prices and then drop in the summer months as businesses sell them at a reduced cost to make room for next season’s stock. The same happens with summer items such as; gardening equipment, barbeques, summer sporting equipment and even sun tan lotions.
Businesses can take advantage of seasonal sales by preparing their stock buying well in advance. Summer clearances tend to be at the end of July into August with winter clearances happening at the end of January, as retailers prepare for their spring inventory.
By planning to buy clearance stock, you can purchase merchandise cheaper, put it into storage and then sell with a higher markup next season by taking advantage of container storage along with strategic buying.
- Exporters Requiring 24/7 Access to Ship Goods Internationally
Affordable technology makes it easy for any size of business to increase their sales channels by cross-border trading. The Made in Britain label is a hallmark that carries weight around the world and in particular among the top 15 UK trade partners, the largest of which is the US.
You do not need to be a global brand like Burberry to expand your reach with exporting. There are even businesses that buy artisan items from various parts of the world to offer their customers a wider variety of unique items.
Examples of businesses that could benefit from storage for exporting goods are British Craft Beer Manufacturers or retailers selling Piano Parts Internationally. The ability to store large quantities of goods ready to ship on your timed schedule is a major benefit Container Storage brings to your business.
- Retail Stores Requiring Floor Space for New Lines
Every type of retail store needs to switch up their displays on occasion to showcase their new lines of products. Wedding dressmakers and boutique stores can keep their stores up to date by relocating older designs into storage that could then be sold online and/or via catalogues, it is much more affordable to rent a Container Storage unit than it is to rent a larger premise and avoid the stress of tying into a long-term expensive commercial lease too.
Carpet retailers can operate from smaller premises and display samples while using Container Storage units to store their carpet stock, which would otherwise require large retail premises. It is even possible for a carpet business to operate with no retail store. Just make appointments to bring samples to customer’s homes and keep your stock in Container Storage for when you need it.
Any retail store can take advantage of self-storage facilities to keep stock off premises, while having the items stored suitably and ready to ship when required.
The above are only a small selection of the types of businesses that can benefit substantially from low-cost Container Storage. To find out how Top Box Self Storage could be an asset to your business, contact us today to find out more!