Benefits of self storage for online retailers

Running a retail business online can be hugely profitable, thanks to the relatively low overheads. When your business is based online, you don’t have to worry about commercial leases, business rates or utility bills that you would have to pay for physical premises. Perhaps the only downside to not having a commercial property is the lack of storage space for your stock. A self storage unit can solve that little problem, though, and offers a wide range of extra benefits too. 
 

Who uses self storage for online retail stock?

We have a wide range of customers who use our storage units to keep their stock clean, safe and dry. For example:

Etsy crafters
eBay sellers
Amazon retailers

Independent online retailers

Who run a wide range of businesses and sell a vast array of products including:
  • Clothing
  • Personalised t-shirts/mugs/gifts
  • Greetings cards
  • Toys
  • Books
  • Car/bike parts
  • Flexible storage space
If you book a storage unit with us, you can increase or decrease the size of your room whenever you need, with no penalties or fees to pay. This is ideal if your stock tends to fluctuate throughout the year (you might be busier near Christmas, for example). 

Our units range in size from 10 sq ft (around the size of a car boot) to 500 sq ft plus: whether you have enough stock to fill a warehouse or just need to move your stock from your loft to somewhere more accessible, you can choose a unit that suits your needs. You’ll never need to pay for more space than you need.
 

Convenient storage

You can access your unit at any time during opening hours and many of our stores offer 24-hour access if needed. 

All of our stores are located near major road and/or rail networks and most have free onsite parking.
 

Safer and secure

Your stock might be taking up valuable space at home, or it might be at risk of damage, damp or theft from your garage. Our units are all clean and dry, monitored by CCTV and accessible only to you — you are the sole keyholder for your unit.
 

Make your unit work for you

Trolleys and shelving are available to help you organise your self storage unit and make it more efficient to store your stock. Many of our stores have ground floor rooms, drive up room access, wide corridors and high ceilings, making them highly accessible.
 

Deliveries taken care of

If you’re expecting to receive a delivery but can’t wait in to receive it, you can have it delivered to your self storage unit and our staff can accept it in your absence; we’ll keep it safe until you arrive.

We know that a major part of your business involves posting your stock out to customers as and when it is ordered, and that fast, reliable delivery is key to building and maintaining your reputation. Each Safestore is a designated DHL drop off point and we sell packaging if you need it, too. 
 

Office space

At many of our stores, you can rent empty office space and fill it with desks, computers and whatever else you need to run your business if space is in short supply at home. You don’t have to worry about business rates or leases with a long tie-in period; stay for just a week or for as long as you need. Combine office space with onsite storage and your business will run with maximum efficiency!
 

Get in touch

Call us or book online with no deposit to pay; or fill in our contact form below and one of our friendly team will get back to you and find out how our self storage units can help your online retail business to thrive.
 

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