When thinking about self storage, you may only think about people storing furniture and household items – but the truth is a huge number of businesses use self storage to their advantage. At The Store Room, we have all types of businesses storing with us, from one-person operations to large multi-national companies and public sector organisations.
What Types Of Businesses Use Self Storage?
There are many reasons why businesses find self storage useful – it would be impossible to list all of them here, but below are three examples of how business storage is used, and the reasons why it works for these firms.
Online / Ebay / Amazon Traders
These businesses are often small startups who are not ready to commit to their own premises just yet. They use a storage unit to store their stock and can easily pick and pack their orders in their storage unit. We have storage units with lighting and power so very often a packing bench and workstation is set up to make things easy. A great benefit of using one of our self storage rooms is that we can hold their completed orders for collection by couriers, and we can also take delivery of stock and returns for them. This means that they do not to need to spend time waiting around when they could be doing something more productive! As we offer all-inclusive pricing, these customers only get one invoice, and self storage if far more cost effective when compared to the additional costs a business would need to consider when leasing their own premises.
Plumbers, electricians, joiners, scaffolding firms, painters/decorators – they all use The Store Room. Having a storage unit for these businesses means they have somewhere safe and secure to store tools and equipment (so expensive items are not left on their vans overnight) and they also have a handy space to keep leftover materials which can be re-used to keep costs down on future jobs.
Professional Services Firms
If you are an accountant, solicitor, recruiter or finance manager for a medium to large sized organisation, legislation often requires you to keep hard copies of documents for a specific amount of time. By renting a storage unit for archive storage to keep your boxes of documents, you can free up valuable space at your office, and rest assured that your vital documents are secure. Plus, you hold the keys to your storage unit and you have free and unlimited access during our opening times – so should you need that all-important file, it is always at hand.
Some Hidden Benefits of Business Storage
When a business rents a storage room with us, there are a number of additional benefits which you may not be aware of, and Dan from our Manchester storage site listed the following as the most valuable for his customers when we spoke to him:
- Delivery acceptance service – we can sign for your deliveries and keep them in a holding room ready for you to move into your room.
- We have trolleys and pallet trucks available to use free of charge on-site.
- We have a forklift service available.
- Storage contracts are on flexible, all-inclusive terms – with no long tie-ins.
- At various times of year a business may need more or less space depending on demand and schedule. This is where self storage is ideal as you can upgrade and downgrade easily.
Get In Touch If We Can Help!
If your business could benefit from secure, affordable and flexible business storage options, please give us a call on 0330 333 7866 and one of our local business storage specialists will be delighted to talk you through your options and give you the best price!