If there is one hard and fast rule for retail businesses, whether they are a big box store or a specialty shop, it’s that any part of your sales floor that isn’t being used to make money is losing you money. One of the biggest wastes of space in many retails environments is storage. Here are a few ways renting a Lakeview Park storage unit can help you maximize your valuable floor space:
- Seasonal merchandise can be a big seller…in season. Offseason you either end up returning unsold items (only to buy them back again the following year) or offering them at a clearance price (which is often at a loss to you). By storing surplus seasonal merchandise in a Lakeview Park storage unit, you can be assured of having those items in stock when you need them, not be forced to sell those items at a loss offseason and can actually make money by purchasing discounted items from your wholesaler and then saving them until demand returns.
- Effective use of your floor space is heavily predicated on merchandising. Fixtures and signage that were key to your sales totals one month may not be useful the next month. Get these items out of the way by storing them off site.
- Businesses of any size rely on having working computers and other equipment. Keeping backup gear readily available makes all the sense in the world…unless you don’t have a place to keep it. Hopefully, you won’t ever be presented with an emergency need for a backup computer or register, but if you are, knowing those items are safely secured in your climate controlled storage can be lifesaving.
- Sales records can be a very effective tool in your merchandising, but storing those records can be a burden to your workspace and sales floor. Keep those records safely stored where you can access them on your terms.
The benefits to using Lakeview Park storage for your retail business go beyond your merchandising efforts. Often times storage facilities can provide a higher level of security than your store can. With perimeter fencing, gates with required keypad access, 24-hour video surveillance and (in many cases) on-site property managers, you can rest assured your storage unit will provide the highest level of security for your valuable merchandise and equipment.
Many Lakeview Park storage facilities allow for access 24 hours a day, enabling you to access your store’s materials when you need and at times that best fit your busy schedule. With drive up storage available in most areas, you can also transport your stored items back and forth from your store with the most possible ease.
Owning and operating your own business can be difficult and stressful, but if you succeed it will likely become the hardest job you’ll ever love. Taking advantage of the benefits created by renting your own self storage unit is a convenient and affordable step toward success that many retailers don’t immediately consider. Speak with a knowledgeable storage facility manager or staff member today for helping finding the storage solution that will best fit your store’s needs and budget.
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Disclamer: This entry is intended to promote our partner StorageMart and some or all participants received compensation.