Small and mid-sized retail companies can benefit greatly from self-storage. A self-storage unit can be an excellent way to manage the excess inventory that has been piling up. Further, self-storage is convenient, cost-effective, and, when used correctly, a good method of keeping a retail business organized. If you are considering keeping retail inventory in a storage unit at Cascade Park in Vancouver, please consider the four following tips.
Select a Location Near Your Business
One of the primary benefits of using a self-storage unit for your extra retail inventory is the convenience that it provides. Self-storage can allow you to maintain full control over your inventory while allowing for quick access to your items. In order to best utilize this benefit, you should select a storage unit that is located in close proximity to your retail business. For example, the Cascade Park location of Iron Gate Storage is located just off of Interstate 205. A location like this always allows for quick and easy access to needed inventory.
Leave Enough Space to Walk Through Your Unit
This is an important tip for storing retail inventory. You must avoid the temptation to over-pack your storage unit. If you find that you need additional space, it is well worth your money to rent a second or third unit. Leaving room for you to walk around will save you a substantial amount of time. Ultimately, your storage unit is for business purposes. When it comes to business, your time is your money. Further, you will likely want to rotate your retail inventory, especially if you are accessing your inventory regularly. By not over-packing your storage unit, you will make the process of inventory rotation much more efficient.
Create and Maintain a Comprehensive Inventory List
Everyone benefits from a well organized storage unit, but proper organization is particularly important for business owners. If you are storing a large amount of retail inventory in your unit, things can quickly become hard to manage. However, you can easily rectify that potential problem if you know exactly what is in your unit. The last thing any business owner wants is to lose any inventory. You need to know when to order more of an item and when you already have enough. It is important to create and maintain a detailed inventory list so you always know exactly what you have and exactly where you can find it. By taking some simple organization steps upfront, you can save yourself significant time, energy and headaches in the future.
Pack Your Items Carefully
Finally, you should take great care when packing and storing your inventory. After all, damaged or misplaced inventory will hit your bottom line. When things are packed carefully, it will dramatically cut down on the risk that your goods will becomes lost or broken.
Contact Iron Gate Storage at Cascade Park in Vancouver
A self-storage unit can be the ideal spot to keep excess retail inventory. If you need storage space in the Vancouver, Washington region, please do not hesitate to contact the dedicated professionals at Iron Gate Storage today. Our team is committed to helping you find the storage solution that best suits your needs.
Vancouver, WA 98684