Recent times have seen some of the trickiest conditions for businesses in a generation. Understandably, many firms have been looking at ways of cutting overheads and boosting profits.
Self-storage units can help companies to achieve this. They are a flexible solution to a whole range of business requirements and can prove an effective and efficient method of slashing overheads and improving profits.
Here are just a few of the ways a self-storage unit can improve your profits:
1. Get the exact space you need for as long as you need it
One of the major issues that many businesses face is fluctuations in their space requirements. This could be seasonal – For example, retail outlets that require extra stock storage at Christmas or landscape gardening firms that require space to store tools and machinery over the winter months.
This can leave businesses with the headache of paying for premises that stand empty for large parts of the year.
Self-storage is different!
A self-storage unit can be used for only the period you require and come in a wide range of sizes, so you don’t have to pay rent for unused space.
2. Reduce Premises Overheads
Buying or renting premises is expensive. As well as rent and mortgage payments, there are also additional costs like buildings insurance, maintenance, business rates, heating & utility bills, and security costs, to name a few, all need to be factored in.
Self-storage units can slash or completely negate much of this expense. One reasonable rental payment is all your unit will cost you. Of course, extra insurance for your goods is always advised, but that is a cost that would also apply regardless of where your goods are stored.
3. Improve Business Efficiency
A lack of space can play havoc with the smooth running of a business. Overstocked and cramped storerooms or workshops hamper the day-to-day operations of a business.
Self-storage units can be used to free up valuable space without breaking the bank. This allows businesses to optimise the organisation of their operations and increase efficiency (and profit margin!).
Loading and unloading is also an area where efficiencies can be achieved with a self-storage unit. Choosing a self-storage unit means you have access to covered loading bays, ample parking, and easy access to your unit.
4. Reduce Fuel Costs
Because of its flexibility, a self-storage unit can be used to reduce fuel costs for a business. One example of where this can be applied is in the instance of builders or other trades who often work on sites that are a distance from their base.
In these cases, a self-storage unit close to the worksite can be hired for the duration of the project. This can greatly reduce the mileage by reducing the need for trips back to base for power tools, etc.
5. Store Stock in Optimum Conditions
Sensitive or delicate stock is always at risk when stored in cramp and often damp conditions of a “bespoke storeroom”. At U Store It, all our facilities offer dry, clean, and secure units to ensure your stock and business machinery/tools are always stored in perfect condition.
6. No Long-term Commitments
A Self-storage unit allows you the freedom to react to business ups and downs without having to commit to any long-term commitments. With storage units available for periods as short as two weeks, your business can react in real-time to periods of boom and bust.
7. Security as Standard
Even with insurance in place, theft or damage to property can be costly to a business. At U Store It, all our storage units are protected by multi-layers of security.
Each of our storage facilities has internal and external CCTV, computerised building logs, each unit locked by your padlock, alarm systems, and more.
To have your goods covered by such, security is included in the rental agreement, saving on the normal overheads required to put these measures in place.
These are turbulent times for business owners, and with inflation soaring and fuel bills going through the roof, business storage can help by greatly reducing overheads.
Why not contact us today and find out more about how a self-storage unit can slash business costs and boost your profits.