What to look for when choosing your warehouse space
When it comes to storing your commercial stock, warehousing is a popular and effective way to do so. Before choosing a warehouse space however, there are a few key factors you should consider. This post will discuss the key elements that you should consider when selecting warehouse space, why warehousing is a good idea, and the advantages of warehousing.
There are many things to consider when deciding to store your goods in a warehouse. These vary from choosing a secure base with alarms and CCTV, choosing a warehouse with adequate space to suit your storage needs, selecting a location that’s convenient for your business, deciding whether you’ll require a loading dock etc.
With so many factors to consider, it’s worth compiling your own warehouse wish list. This way you can match the available warehouse options with your criteria.
Why is warehousing a good idea?
Storing your stock not only takes up a lot of space, but it is also a waste when you consider that space could be used for something a lot more productive and profitable.
Seasonal variations, lack of staff and maintenance issues can make managing your own warehouse a challenge, which is why we consider the advantages of warehousing below, of which there are many.
The advantages of warehousing…
- Storage services provide an opportunity to expand
A popular product could be produced in full force and stored in public warehousing, ensuring you have space to supply and meet the demand of your customers.
- Helps you to focus on your business
Outsourcing for warehouse services, enables businesses to remain focused on their main objectives.
- You can choose a central location that works best for you
By choosing a warehouse located around your largest customer base, you can ensure a convenient business base that works for you and your customers.
Many businesses select a contract warehouse in the middle of the country. This saves money on shipping coast to coast and from Southend and Northern poles of the country.
- It’s not just about storing your goods
Not only can contract warehousing help store your business stock, it can also help with your overall logistical needs, with many of the following services also being provided;
- Competitive storage rates
- Receipt of storage
- Dispatch of palletised goods
- Account administration
- Storage product traceability
- 24/7 CCTV site security
- Add value to your operation
By having a logistics system in place, you can reduce cycle times and overall inventories, lower costs and improve customer service mainly by providing a means to have the right products available at the right time.
- Economic benefit of warehousing
Efficient operations, storage capacity and a central location all play a major part in the economic benefit of warehousing. By having items delivered to a central warehouse, packaged together and shipped back out as a complete order, you can cut outbound delivery costs, as opposed to shipping items individually from multiple sources.
Contact us for more details on our warehouse and storage services, we have warehouses in Burnley, Lancashire and Trafford Park, Manchester. Call us today on 01282 41 00 40