The Internet has opened a wide range of online business opportunities for virtually anyone with an entrepreneurial mindset, but one of the challenges that many online stores struggle with is where and how to store their stock. Self-storage units from MCR Storage offer the perfect combination of low cost, sufficient space and easy access. This article will provide any budding entrepreneur with the knowledge they have to maximise their usage of self-storage, which in turn could increase their profits.
Always Use The Appropriate Materials To Protect Your Stock
When it comes to storing stock, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. When it comes to stock, such as clothing or other materials, plastic wrapping may not be the best option as it has the potential to encourage mould and mildew. In this type of scenario, the best option may be colourless paper, as this will minimise the risk of staining.
Invest In Appropriate Storage Equipment
At MCR Storage, as with most self-storage facilities, we provide you with a clear, bare space that allows you to store your items as you see fit. When it comes to stock, it is important that you invest in some temporary fixtures and fittings in order to store your stock and provide you with easy access to the various items as and when you need them. These may include shelves, hanging racks, or stacking boxes.
This will help you store extra stock and keep everything clutter-free and organised. Many people fall into the trap of thinking because they have suddenly increased the amount of storage available to them, that they can store an unlimited amount of items, which then leads to more clutter and confusion.
Think Carefully About How You Organise Your Stock
Although it can be quite difficult to predict which items of stock are likely to be more popular, this is definitely something that you consider, particularly if you sell seasonal items. Anything which you expect to be a popular item should be stocked near the front of your unit, whereas items that are out of season or not as popular should be kept at the rear of the unit.
Choose The Appropriate Size of Storage Unit For Your Requirements
The cost of hiring a storage unit is directly related to the size of the unit you are renting out. When it comes to business, you want to minimise any unnecessary expenditure, which is why it is critical that you invest in a self-storage unit that is big enough to meet your requirements but not too big that it is costing more than it should.
For most people not in the storage industry, it is very easy to overestimate the amount of space required, which is why our staff are more than happy to show you our storage units as well as provide you with advice on choosing the right size for your needs.