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How Do Retail Businesses Benefit from Self Storage

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Here at Kangaroo Self Storage, we help a wide range of different company owners from an extensive list of business sectors. We have decades of experience in business self storage and understand the fantastic benefits our self storage units can bring to company owners no matter their industry.

So, today, we’re exploring how our storage in Edinburgh and other locations across Scotland and North West England have benefitted retail businesses. As a retail business owner, you may find that you have surplus stock or can’t find a suitable place to file paperwork and keep on top of business documents – our self storage units can help with this; let’s find out more.

Business Self Storage at Kangaroo

Our self storage facilities offer the best service for those looking to help their businesses thrive. So, whether you need somewhere for your post to be directed to, or you’re relocating and need to store an entire office’s equipment and furniture, we have a storage unit for you, ranging from 1ft2 to more than 500ft2.

Kangaroo Self Storage also offers a range of benefits for businesses that you wouldn’t expect when renting a commercial space, such as:

  • No business rates
  • No service charges
  • No utility charges

As well as this, we offer security like you wouldn’t have in your own home, including 24-hour CCTV and burglar alarms. Let’s find out more about how you, as a retail company owner specifically, can benefit from our self storage units.

Benefits of Self Storage for Retail Businesses

The benefits of our business self storage will differ from industry to industry, so today, we’re exploring the advantages for retail businesses specifically to help those in the sector understand the importance of self storage; let’s take a look.

Woman loading business items into a business storage unit

Unblur the Lines Between Work and Home

If you’re an eBay, Amazon, Etsy, or another online seller, you will likely work from home and use a spare bedroom or the dining room table as your workshop. Here, you may package all your orders, review and store your stock, and hold customers’ confidential information. Whilst this may have been a fantastic method, in the beginning, if you have experienced growth, you may have found that the lines between work and home have become blurred.

Striking a balance between a working environment and home can be challenging, such as your stock taking over, which can result in losing orders and vital forms. This is a clear sign that you need to expand, and a business storage unit could be exactly what you need. Use it as a place to store your surplus stock and separate your work life from your home life.

Free Up Space

Whether you run your business from your home or a commercial unit, if you’ve experienced growth, you may have found that you have become overrun with stock, documents, and other business items, especially as a retailer.

Freeing up space in your current business unit and using our self storage in Liverpool, or other locations across North West England and Scotland, will no doubt give you the breath of fresh air you need to run your company smoothly.

Store Surplus Stock

As a retail business owner, it’s understandable that you will have stock stored wherever you run your business from. However, whether you sell books, clothes, crafts, or something else, you must keep on top of your stock to ensure that you order or make more of an item before it sells out to avoid customer disappointment.

Our storage units are the perfect place to organise and store your surplus stock, allowing you to view and display your items so you can easily see what is available and what you need more of. We even offer the addition of shelving and lighting to your storage unit; just speak to the team at your Kangaroo storage site to see what we can do for you.

Keep and File Important Documents

When working in retail, you will need to keep hold of your customers’ addresses and other contact details in order to send them their items. Guaranteeing these details are kept confidential is imperative for your customers, as if you misplace them, you are breaching their privacy and their trust. This process could result in lost business and negative reviews that can seriously harm your reputation as a retailer.

Instead, avoid this situation entirely by using our self storage units to keep and file all your confidential documents in one place and avoid spilling a drink over them, losing them when travelling, or having someone in your home accidentally throw them away.

Improve Your Security

Similarly, security is essential for any business owner. However, as a retailer, you will hold stock and confidential documents that require extra care and security to ensure they are kept safe. For example, our business self storage units offer 24-hour CCTV, giving you complete peace of mind no matter where you are or what time it is.

We’re proud to offer our business storage in a wide range of locations, including:

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always readily available during opening hours to help you with whatever you need. Feel free to speak to the team in person at one of our business storage sites linked above, or contact us directly to discuss your options before you arrive.

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