E-Commerce is a rapidly growing area of retail and many people are thinking of starting their own online business and running their business from home. In the short term this isn’t going to be a problem but when your business starts to scale up you could find that you experience several different issues. It is worth planning your small business storage options up front before you find yourself wishing your home was the tardis – bigger on the inside that it looks on the outside!
How are you going to store your merchandise?
This not going to be a huge problem if you are selling a few novelty paper clips – but a much bigger problem if your business grows and you are no longer selling a small packet of paper clips – but boxes and boxes of them!
It may be that the items you sell are bulky in nature anyway and therefore just one of them takes up a huge amount of space. The more you have to sell the more money you will make – but where are you going to store them?
What about storage of paperwork and packaging materials?
Combined with your products themselves, the additional paperwork and packaging space requirements may well just take over your home.
Considering the space required with regards to the size of your merchandise and the additional items you need to run your business may lead you to consider long term storage as a more suitable alternative to running your e-commerce business entirely from home.
Storage unit prices are very competitive in comparison to renting warehouse space, shop premises, or the inconvenience of giving up your home space to your growing business.
Are you insured?
It is always worth checking that your home contents insurance will cover your business. Self-storage solutions often include insurance options that may be more comprehensive, and sometimes even cheaper, than upgrading your existing home insurance.
Chelsea Self Storage
Chelsea Self Storage we have 30 years experience in providing the ideal storage solutions for businesses. We understand the optimal storage methods for archived documents and records and can help you calculate the right size of unit you’ll need to maximise your budget. With some of the lowest competitive rates in the capital, we’re convinced that we can offer a file management solution that’s just right for your business.
We are conveniently located near Kensington, a short walk from the Kings Road in Fulham, and have satisfied clients right across London who can testify to our capability and customer service.
If you need to reclaim valuable office storage space then contact us today and we’ll be happy to help you archive your records safely and securely