Can I run a business out of a storage unit? - Halifax Storage UK

June 8, 2017
This is a picture of the question that the article is about

Business storage units have loads of benefits

[Author; Vik HSUK]

YES, YOU CAN RUN A BUSINESS OUT OF A STORAGE UNIT

But…. read on to find out how you can win back some of that drastically squeezed margin.

With more and more businesses using evolved selling, storage and shipping techniques such as dropshipping, business owners are finding themselves with a question to answer. Can I run a business out of a storage unit? A more agile operation means less effort and lets face it, less effort means more time for other more productive business tasks.

The question itself is becoming more relevant as global supply chains get more efficient and price strategy (in particular with ecommerce and eBay) becomes who can sell for the lowest price. With margins becoming increasingly squeezed, it’s becoming imperative that business owners find easy and manageable ways to reduce their operating costs.

REDUCE YOUR OPERATIONAL COSTS

Businesses with large physical inventories can benefit hugely as well organisations like solicitors, accountants and vetenary surgeries. Document archiving for example can remove the clutter from your office and open up some space for other use or let you downsize. That should be enough by itself for some business directors to want to run a business out of a storage unit!

So in short the answer to, ‘Can I run a business out of a storage unit?’ is yes.

BENEFITS; RUNNING A BUSINESS OUT OF A STORAGE UNIT

STORAGE COSTS ARE QUANTIFIABLE

With a fixed monthly cost you can have a more accurate and a less uncertain view of what your balance sheet will look like in the months ahead. Storage space doesn’t command any further business rates like electricity or water.

STORAGE FOR BUSINESS IS COST EFFECTIVE

Storage units for business will be at a reduced rate as you are considered a long-term customer allowing us to lower your monthly rates. Halifax Storage UK prides itself on being able to offer low price rates to local businesses.

BUSINESS STORAGE ATTRACTS LOWER INSURANCE PREMIUMS

Halifax Storage UK is setup to be secure; it has 24 hr. CCTV and is redlined to a nearby security company. We have a nightly patrol so you cant rest assured that your inventory or documents are safe. We can recommend third party insurance companies and will offer our own insurance by January.

BUSINESS STORAGE UNIT RENTAL IS SCALABLE

When using a storage facility for your business, you are in control. During busy times you can increase the amount of storage you use and reduce the amount of storage you need in quieter times. Is your business seasonal? Why not try self-storage to free up cash flow during quieter times. Halifax Storage UK can help your capacity meet your demand in a cost effective way.

LOGISTICS AND STORAGE GO HAND IN HAND

We work closely with logistics firms and can offer to help you with distribution (imagine selling something and not having to actually see it). We regularly accept large items for our business customers and redirect them to other parts of the country. Halifax Storage UK is also a fully trained and licensed DHL Service Point should you need to send things like contracts or products.

DHL Service point in Halifax UK

As HSUK is a trained and licensed service point, we can send your items anywhere you need.

THINGS TO CONSIDER

AMOUNT OF SPACE NEEDED

If unsure, give us a call and we can show you around our Elland self-storage facility.

NATURE OF INVENTORY

Certain things like flammable liquids cant be stored.

DO YOU NEED REDISTRIBUTION OR ORDER FULFILMENT ?

If so, how what are your terms with your customers? Halifax Storage UK can work with you to make sure you are serving your customers well – drop us a line and let us save you some money !

 

a picture of a human using business storage over at Halifax Storage UK

Look at the smile on this stock photo actors face. He must be happy with his business self storage !!