Can I run a business from a self storage unit?
The answer is yes, you can run a business from a self storage unit. Whether you are selling second-hand clothes on an online Vinted store, crafts, beauty products, or furniture, being able to operate some of your business operations from a self storage unit can be a useful option to be able to fall back on.
The steep growth of online sales in recent years has led to a constant stream of side hustlers and entrepreneurs trying their hand at setting up e-commerce stores, with some going down that route and making a good living out of it.
At Currie Easy Self Storage, not only are we a home storage solution provider, but our three sites across greater London are also home to spacious business storage units where you can safely store your business equipment or surplus stock. As a result, it means that people can run part of their business from our self storage facilities.
How do e-commerce businesses run from self storage units?
If you run an e-commerce business and your products have managed to strike a chord with consumers, you can go from nothing to having a long list of customers with orders and deliveries that need taking care of in the blink of an eye. Meeting order fulfilment demands can be a real challenge when you have grown in a short time span. How do you go about replenishing your stock levels in time? The answer to e-commerce stock storage dilemmas such as this can be to use a self storage unit.
You can even use a self storage unit as your business address and have letters and packages sent over there. Here at the Currie Easy Self Storage family, our friendly team are willing to accept business parcels at our storage unit sites.
What can I store in a self storage unit?
You need to remember that there are some things that businesses, whether in the e-commerce sector or otherwise, are not allowed to store in self storage units.
Here is a list of examples of items that we don’t allow businesses to store here at Currie Easy Self Storage
- Animals and plants
- Hazardous materials, such as flammable liquids and explosives
- Perishable items, including food and drink)
- Illegal or unauthorised items, such as firearms
Allows you to manage your inventory efficiently
There is only so much you can store in your house or the garden shed. Eventually, it could make much more sense to hire and run a business from a self storage unit like the competitively priced ones we have at Currie Easy Self Storage. You can send deliveries directly to your loyal customers by storing your inventory with us.
It ensures flexibility
Running a business from a self storage unit provides you with a comfortable degree of flexibility and freedom. For example, it allows you to have access to business items out of business hours, thus helping you to operate your business in an agile way that meets customers’ needs.
Flexibility storage solutions for your inventory are particularly beneficial if you run a business with seasonal sales where your orders vary greatly throughout the year. For example, if you run an online winter clothing store, you will probably notice that orders spike usually just before the winter arrives and the cold starts to bite in during September, October, and November, whereas they will go down in the early stages of summer.
Helpful packaging solutions
Secure packaging is an essential part of protecting business goods while they are in storage, or in transit while out for delivery. Customers constantly receiving damaged goods at their doors is bad news that will only lead to scathing reviews and haemorrhaging customers to your market competitors.
At Currie Easy Self Storage, we provide customers with our own packaging solutions and materials, including packing tape, bubble wrap, cardboard storage boxes, and sofa and mattress covers, at competitive prices. These sorts of packaging accessories are essential if you regularly deliver easily breakable items to customers, such as china kitchenware or glass ornaments.
The security of your business goods must be a top priority
Knowing your goods will be stored safely and securely out of harm’s way is something that you need to research and assure yourself of before parting with your money and placing your business-related items into a self storage unit.
A high-security storage unit is not only vital for ensuring expensive business possessions that will cost a lot to replace are adequately protected, but you may also have invoices and other confidential files that need to be stored out of harm’s way.
We have a track record of earning the trust of business owners who are after reliable storage solutions. At Currie Easy Self Storage, one of our front and centre priorities is ensuring the security of your business possessions while they are in our units.
Are you interested in running some of your business operations from a self storage unit? Get a quote from Currie Easy Self Storage, or find out more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or giving us a call on 08000 556 556.