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:
Independent online retailers
Who run a wide range of businesses and sell a vast array of products including:
- Personalised t-shirts/mugs/gifts
- Greetings cards
- 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.
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
You can move your belongings into a clean, dry unit and you can purchase packaging/protectors to help protect your things. State of the art security systems are installed at all of our sites, including 24 hour recorded CCTV and intruder alarms. Plus, you are the only key holder to your room with unlimited access during opening hours.
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.
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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