5 Reasons To Use Self Storage For Your E-Commerce Store

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5 Reasons To Use Self Storage For Your E-Commerce Store

07 Apr 2022 –– Tips & Advice

We've looked at the top 5 reasons why you should use self-storage for your e-commerce business.

Advice from Toby Whittaker Managing Director, Store First Ltd

Running an eCommerce business, whether from home or a small office, can mean lots of stock and products lying around. You may need to have an alternative storage solution that can provide much-needed space to allow you to store and organise your inventory safely. 

Better work-life separation

If you currently store your products in your home, you may find that the more stock you bring in can start feeling overwhelming and taking up valuable space in your house. It can be hard to separate it from your personal life and detach yourself from the work you're doing at home. Having a dedicated space to store your inventory can make it easier to keep your business and home space organised and separate.

More affordable inventory space

Holding stock in a self-storage unit is a much more cost-effective alternative to renting an entire warehouse. It can double as a workspace, whether you need an area to do practical work for handmade items or desk space for admin work. As you can upscale or downsize your unit at any time, it allows you to hold on to the stock you need without having to pay for any extra unused space.

Extra safety & security

Protecting your inventory is essential as it can be expensive and hard to replace. If there was a theft, it could cause repercussions to the day-to-day running of your business. It is a much safer option than storing lots of expensive stock or equipment at your home or in your garage. Our self-storage units have state-of-the-art security and monitored CCTV to give you peace of mind when you use our facilities.

Flexible options

Rather than sitting on a lengthy contract with a warehouse, self-storage can give you flexible leases, which allow you the freedom to only pay for the space and length of time you need the unit. At Store First, we won't ask you for a rental deposit or notice to vacate, so you don't have to pay any unnecessary fees or commit to terms that are longer than needed.

Store seasonal or sale items

Having a place to keep any seasonal stock or sale items that are not being sold all year round can allow you to store them out of the way until they are required. Keeping this type of inventory organised and safely stored means you can easily access them as soon as they are needed. We offer access to your storage unit 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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