3 Reasons Why Storage Units Are Ideal For Online Retailers

The ecommerce market is evergrowing; as more consumers are purchasing services and goods from online retailers through the Internet. The convenience of being able to shop from anywhere has made ecommerce even more popular, and has since encouraged more businesses to hop online and market their products and services.

Hence, instead of setting up a business in a physical store – many are shifting to self-storage spaces to manage their online business; especially in areas like inventory taking and management, packing and delivery, and business flow.

Besides providing extra storage, read on for other reasons that make storage spaces ideal for online retailers.

Easier for business expansion

When your business starts growing, you will need more space to manage the increase in orders and deliveries – storage spaces can help you scale your business quickly. The extra space can be used for storing additional consumer goods, removing unnecessary furniture and belongings, and ensuring goods and other items are stored in a secure place. This allows you to declutter your existing space comfortably and have a smoother moving process with extra space from the storage unit.

At Work+Store, we offer flexible service terms across all our spaces to storage users; providing them a short period of usage and the opportunity to convert their existing space to an extensive variety of alternative spaces within our premises or with our parent enterprise, LHN Group, which offers serviced offices, commercial spaces, and more. Additionally, selected spaces at Work+Store offer complimentary coverage for various facilities – including air conditioning, utilities, and lightings.

Complete safety and security

Storage facilities usually have comprehensive security systems in place to ensure your inventory is safe and secure. This will give you peace of mind, knowing that your consumer goods, packing materials, and even workers are safe and sound. Items stored within such storage units will neither be damaged nor lost or stolen due to the tight security provided.

Work+Store is a storage company that offers 24/7 CCTV surveillance and accessibility for all units. If you are keen on getting a space for your storage needs, we have an array of self-storage and packing spaces in various locations – such as Bukit Merah, Pasir Panjang, Tampines, 100 Eunos, Aljunied, Bartley, Kallang, and Tampines. Our Ang Mo Kio location in particular is currently offering units up to 30% off before discount. Work+Store users are able to enjoy the in-house canteen, 3 cargo lifts and 4 passenger lifts. Interested users may contact our staff for more details. Terms and conditions apply.

Cost-effective business solution

Renting a storage unit is a cost-effective solution for most online retailers – primarily because they would have more space without having to dispose of any item that they do not require immediately. This keeps operational expenses low, and these retailers would not feel pressured to discard items that may be of use in the future. Additionally, storage spaces are affordable, flexible, and a viable solution for online retailers in the long run.

At Work+Store, businesses eligible for our Zero Deposit Guarantee programme can use the savings from the deposit amount and pour it into other business purposes. Meanwhile, you can opt for a space of your choice by selecting from our extensive range of unit sizes – our storage spaces vary from 6 sqft to 730 sqft, whereas storing and packing units’ sizes begin from 88 sqft onwards. By using our spaces, it will help to facilitate logistical procedures and improve goods acquisition to provide more satisfactory customer service.

From providing more space, to reducing operational expenses and supporting business expansion – self-storage facilities serve as an excellent solution for online retailers.

While understanding which type of space you should opt for when starting an online business is vital – you should also create a space that’s in line with the government’s safety requirements due to COVID-19. Make sure to regularly clean the space, bring in an adequate supply of essentials like sanitisers, and enforce social distancing measures. Together, these actions will help to combat the pandemic when followed accordingly.

If you wish to find out more about Work+Store and our other storage options, feel free to contact us at +65 6578 9966 or WhatsApp us at (65) 8345 9966. Alternatively, you can email us at space@workstore.com.sg for more information!