Storage units are spaces, usually housed within a secure facility, which come in a variety of sizes and are available to be rented by local businesses. Storage units are becoming more and more popular amongst businesses as they are extremely cost-effective in which to store your inventory, your equipment and even your most important business documents. Business storage units will aid a business in their inventory management and give them a secure place to store all their business assets.
Within this article we are going to explore the various benefits that storage units can offer to businesses.
The Need for Additional Space
Within all new business, we hope to see growth as the business continues. If your business does grow, you will find that you grow out of your dining room table or home office. Using business storage gives you additional space to allow your business to continue to grow.
If you pick the right self storage company, you will find flexible rental contracts which allows your business storage unit to continue to grow with you and your business. Cinch Self Storage will give you this flexibility.
Another reason for needing additional space is during specific seasonal periods. Many businesses, particularly retail or e-commerce, see higher sales during seasonal periods such as Christmas. When this surge happens you will find that you need more business storage. With our business storage units, we are happy to find you the extra storage space that you need during your busy periods.
Using business storage is a cost-effective way in which to store your inventory or equipment. It is cost-effective because it will grow with your business. Also, buying your own storage solution, renting additional office space or moving to a larger retail space will cost you much more money.
If you choose to buy your own storage space, you have to take into consideration that you will be in charge of fitting security systems, cleaning and maintenance.
If the aim of you renting business storage is to declutter your workspace, this will have nothing but benefits. Clutter is known to affect focus and productivity so you and your team will work much better in a decluttered office.
Security and Safety
All professional self storage facilities will be fitted with advanced security features such as CCTV surveillance, gated access, pin-code access and high-quality alarm systems. This makes self storage brilliant for business storage because you will be able to store sensitive documents or expensive equipment and stock and know that it is being kept safe.
Within all our stores we have 24/7 CCTV surveillance, pin-code access systems and each of our business storage units is fitted with an intruder alarm, smoke detector and a fire detector.
Flexibility and Accessibility
Many business storage units will come with flexible rental agreements which allow you to upgrade, downgrade or leave your unit if and when you need to. This is what makes self storage so excellent for business storage. With all our units, in every single store, we only offer flexible rental agreements.
Within many self storage companies there is usually some form of extended opening hours. These may be set times or something may need to be arranged with the store team but many stores are happy to help you with accessibility if they can. Within many of our stores we have set extended opening hours of 6am to 11pm, Monday through Sunday. Please check our website to see if your local store has them.
Using business storage units will allow you to have better inventory and archive management for your business.
With inventory management, you will have the space to have an organised plan of where everything goes so you will be able to pack orders and do stock take easily. If you have employees, having your stock laid out in an organised fashion will also help them to work to the best of their ability.
For archive management, there are many business documents that you need to keep for an extended period of time. You do not want these cluttering up your office – this will hinder focus, remember? – so it is a really good idea to bring them all to a business storage unit. Within a business storage unit they will be kept safe and secure.
Specialized Storage Solutions
Many business storage units are climate controlled and kept incredibly clean, in order to make sure the items within it are not affected by mould, insects and pests. The storage company can only do so much so it is important that all your items are clean and dry and you are not storing any personable food. Perishable food is a prohibited item as it will attract pests.
And, as we have already mentioned, you will be able to customise your storage according to your needs. For example, adding extra storage to cover you during the Christmas period.
Business Self Storage Unit Benefits
Business storage units will be excellent for your business. They will give you additional space which is cost-effective and flexible, allowing the storage to work with you and your business. It will give you a secure space in which to organise your business stock and securely store your business documents.
A business storage unit will be an amazing addition to your business operations. If you would like to know about our business storage units, please click here to find your local store.