Self-storage for your small business

Self-storage for your small business

July 11,2018
Self-storage for your small business

Small businesses are the heart of the Canadian economy. At Green Storage, we love supporting local businesses across the country. Self-storage can be great for businesses of any size to help you free up valuable work space and keep your files and inventory safe and secure. If you run an e-commerce business, a self-storage unit is the missing piece of the puzzle for the successful running of your small business.

E-commerce businesses are great because you don’t need a lot of physical space to run them. But has your garage, or worse, your dining room table become your assembly line, product packaging center and accounting office all in one? Having a dedicated storage space will help keep you organized and is a secure way to keep your stock and your paperwork in order.

What do I need to know?

First things first is to speak to your facility manager to ensure you’re getting the very best unit for your needs. Make sure you know any regulations or limitations on the contents of the storage unit. Speaking to the facility manager is the first step to securing the best storage unit for your small business.

It’s also important to understand the security systems in place at the facility. You want to be sure your inventory is safe. At Green Storage we provide state-of-the-art CCTV security, as well as smart phone-activated access to your unit. We also provide security against Mother Nature with climate controlled units.

Rest assured with some insurance

If you are currently stocking a lot of your merchandise inventory at your home, you may be running the risk of over-stretching your contents insurance, or, more importantly, not being covered for running a business from your home. If you store your inventory in a self-storage unit, it is actually easier to get a cheaper deal on insurance. The added security of many facilities also means that premiums tend to drop, which is always nice.

Packaging, boxes and bags… Oh my!

Ship your goods with ease by taking advantage of high-quality packing materials available on site. Make your storage unit your one-stop shop for storing, packing and shipping your products across the country or around the world.

Free up your home office

Instead of cramming documents and inventory into the same space where you take care of operations, you can have a dedicated, clutter-free area in your home that is used solely for running and growing your business. A clutter-free space is a more productive space.

Running your e-business out of a self storage unit, or simply having it as part of your operations, is a great idea for a multitude of different reasons. If you are an e-commerce business person and are looking for ways to make your operations more efficient, keep the above benefits of running part, or all of your e-commerce operations out of your local storage facility.

Contact Green Storage today to find out more.