How local retailers can use storage for their products

Self storage is ideal for retailers to store additional items that they don’t have space for on their premises. Space in large cities, such as London, is at a premium and so it is often more cost effective to store items that are not needed on the shop floor in a self storage unit rather than waste valuable space.

Retail goods

As a local retailer in London you may find that in order to get the best margin, you have to order items in quantities for which you simply don’t have the storage space. Using self-storage units in London are a smart way to store items that you don’t have space for on the premises and yet still minimise your overheads to make a good profit on your goods.

Unused shop fittings

You may find that you have furniture or shop fittings that are not able to used to their full potential especially if you have a modular shop space. Unwanted shop fittings and fixtures can be stored in business storage units until they are needed again or swapped out if the dimensions of the products you stock changes fairly frequently.

Seasonal products & displays

Retail follows a seasonal pattern, and you may find that fittings you need in Summer may not be appropriate for winter goods. Likewise, you may also find you buy classic items in bulk to sell over multiple summer or winter seasons. If you have seasonal products or displays you may need somewhere to store these objects in the ‘off’ season. Business storage will give you the flexibility to make your retail space work best for you based on seasonality.

Administration records

As a local retailer, you may have adequate shop floor space but nowhere secure to keep your business administration records. Self storage is an ideal solution as records that don’t need to be accessed daily can be kept safely and securely off premises – freeing up space in store and making sure the records are accessible should your accountant or HMRC need to access them.

Sizing requirements

It can be difficult to know how much size or space you need to rent but a good self storage company will offer variable options based on your business needs – from small units for a few items to large units for a whole retail space turnaround or shop move.

If you are in doubt as to the size of space you need for your business storage, it’s best to consult an experienced self-storage company such as Chelsea Self Storage.

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.