December 31, 2020
Benefits of shipping container storage for online retailers
Self-storage is an increasingly popular option for many small businesses and you’ll notice more and more storage spaces are available than ever before, all over the UK.
With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic many online companies have seen astronomical increases in web traffic and sales. WOW Storage has been able to help these fast-growing online retailers with additional space to safely store and organise their stock - all in one place.
It’s not just the established online retailers that can benefit. Often, the early start-up days are running your e-commerce site from your kitchen or back bedroom and using your family home or garage for storing stock. This can become frustrating as spaces become cluttered. It can also be difficult to stay organised as items are spread out across multiple places. For many, there is the added worry of security and concerns over the impact on your home insurance. Secure storage containers can be an excellent way to overcome these issues.
How our customers have benefited from Storage Container Units
We’ve spoken to our online retailer customers and here are just a few of the ways they’ve benefited from using container storage to support their e commerce businesses:
“Knowing I can increase or decrease my space with just a month's notice has really helped us. I can plan ahead and only pay for the space I need, when I need it. Our business is really seasonal so this is essential for us”
Retailers often experience periods of fluctuating sales so the benefit of short-term contracts is really valued. For example, in the lead up to Christmas some customers switch to a larger unit and then downsize again in January. The flexibility of short-term contracts with just one month notice periods allows them to do this easily and with little risk compared to other commercial rental agreements.
Their stock can be organised in a way to suit their business from rails for clothing to shelving with a clear labeling system for other items. Many customers have created a packing area and get all their orders ready on site enabling a faster delivery process for online orders.
“After a few months of chaos at home I have finally got my house back! It was becoming harder to stay organised as I had items spread out across multiple rooms. Now everything is organized and easy to find, it saves me so much time”
Having a dedicated space for stock has been invaluable for these customers. They have been able to complete inventories more efficiently and free up space in their home or office when stock had been taking over!
For many startups, using their garage is a natural start when they are just setting up but it can soon become a security risk. The security at storage container sites offers complete reassurance that their goods are stored safely. With CCTV, security lighting and alarm systems in place.
WOW Storage is the perfect choice for online retailers looking for a safe, secure and accessible option. You can enjoy access to your stock 24/7 all year round, 365 days of the year. Coupled with the flexibility of short term contracts and payment options customers enjoy flexibility, accessibility and peace of mind.
Get in touch today for a free quote on how we can help you.