People have different reasons for choosing a warehouse over self storage for their needs. We see business owners in need of storage spaces often opt for warehouses that range in size from that of a standard room to an entire building. These warehouses are commonly found away from commercial areas, secluded and tucked away at some corner of your city. And whether the business demands the need for such a large storage space or not, business owners pay for these large warehouses situated miles away from their offices for safekeeping of their goods.
Now, there is a common misconception that self storage is more or less like a school locker where you store some of the really important things that cannot be stored at home. But have you ever considered the possibility of local self storage units that can help you run your small business right in the middle of the city?
In this blog, The Box explains how a self storage unit can help you run your small business much better than a business warehouse.
Control Your Expenditure
One of the most evident differences between self storage and warehousing is the cost involved in renting and maintaining one. In general, warehouses are bigger and hence much costlier. However, truth be told, most small businesses are not in the need for a large warehouse, with its spare space, high maintenance costs and huge rents. In fact, self storage is available in different sizes, which are more than enough for your warehousing needs.
One of the biggest hassles people face with their warehouses is the long trip they need to take to access them. Most warehouses are located far away from the city’s business centres due to their sheer size. Small business who work within the city limits finds it tough to access their products from the warehouse and do their business within the city due to this issue.
This is where self storage companies can help. Self storage units are very local and are found within the city’s premises. If you are a small business owner, you can easily go about your business by turning such a storage unit into a mini-warehouse for your storage needs.
So you have rented out a warehouse space in the middle of nowhere, far from the city. While the facility is huge, they might not be the best choice for your business, especially because warehouses tend to be victims of theft. Due to the size and capacity of these warehouses, the lack of the required number of surveillance equipment and aren’t monitored 24 hours a day.
On the other hand, most self storage units situated within the city will have the best in class security and surveillance available 24/7. Further, as their name suggests, these storage spaces can be accessed only by the owner of the unit, which further ensures its protection.
Versatile and suitable
Now we will come back to the original myth- aren’t these self storage units small? Are they even big enough to work as mini-warehouses?
That’s where you get it all wrong. Self storage units like the ones we have at The Box are highly versatile and come in different sizes. They can be converted to your every day storerooms, mini-warehouses or even a walk-in wardrobe if you like it to be.
With all things considered, self storages are a great choice for small business owners who are looking for mini-warehousing within the city premises to improve operational efficiency.