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Whether you’ve just launched an e-commerce store or you’ve been running one for years, managing stock and deliveries can be a challenge. You may run out of space, damage stock or struggle to meet dispatch deadlines. But what you might not know is that a self-storage unit can declutter your office space, simplify your deliveries and even speed up the dispatch of your goods. Want to know more? Read on to find out how self-storage can take your e-commerce store to the next level!
It’s a hassle when you’re not at home to accept a delivery. You have to pick it up later (usually from a depot) or risk theft if it’s left on your doorstep. If you’ve got a self-storage unit, you can arrange for deliveries to be sent directly there. Storage facilities are open long hours and accept deliveries when you’re not there – big or small. Not only will they keep your products secure until your next visit, but they can also handle volume if your business scales up.
Stock can get out of hand in your home office, particularly when your business is growing. It can take hours to find what you’re looking for and delicate products can get damaged by pets or children. But a locked self-storage unit can keep your products safe from prying hands (or paws!) and free up precious office space. You can even use shelves to keep products off the ground (particularly if they’re sensitive to moisture) and stick-on labels for quick and easy retrieval.
Pack and dispatch
Do you have piles of packaging material lying on the floor? The solution is simple – keep it in your storage unit. Or better yet, do your packing right there! You can even use the storage company’s Box Shop for additional materials like tape guns, packing knives and bubble wrap. Storage companies also provide free business facilities and complimentary dispatch services. This means you can save time and money on couriers or last-minute trips to the post office!
If you’ve ever rented a warehouse or office space, you’ll know how expensive it can be. You get locked into three-year contracts and pay for more space than you need. But self-storage units cost a fraction of the price and you won’t have to worry about electricity or other overheads. What’s more, there are no lock-in contracts, so you can use the space for as little or as long as you like.
Self-storage can be a lifesaver for many business owners. If your e-commerce store is growing and you want a flexible and affordable storage solution for your stock, StoragePlus can help. With our expert forklift team, free delivery/dispatch services and complimentary use of our business facilities, we can make running your business a whole lot easier. If you’d like to discuss your business self-storage needs, contact our friendly team or fill out our online form to get a free quote.