If you plan to start a wholesale or resale business, you
will need space to store goods so they will be available to send to customers
when they place orders. Depending on the type of goods you choose to sell and
the quantities you want to have on hand at any given time, you may be able to
get by with a relatively small storage area, or you may need a much larger
Some people who are new to the wholesale or resale business
work out of their homes. That might be feasible if you have plenty of room in a
garage or basement and sell a relatively small number of items, but it will be
hard to scale up your business if you have a finite amount of storage space.
Renting a warehouse can be expensive. This is especially
problematic for wholesalers and resellers who are just starting out. It takes
time to work out relationships with reliable manufacturers and to build up a
consistent base of customers who will order products again and again. Paying to
rent a large warehouse could be expensive, and it might eat up most of your
profit or even cause you to lose money.
Renting one or more units in a self-storage facility is a
better option. You can choose units in a variety of sizes and have easy access
to your merchandise on a regular basis. If you need more storage space in the
future, you can upgrade to a larger storage unit or rent additional units.
If you sell a wide variety of products, storing them in
multiple units can make organization simple. You can work out a system in which
you keep one type of merchandise, such as clothing, in a unit separate from
other items, such as electronics. That can make it easy for you and your
employees to find products when you need to fulfill orders. Separating and
categorizing your inventory can also make it simple to keep track of how many
of each item you have in stock so you know what to order and when.
Keeping your inventory in one or more can make it easy to stay organized and can allow you to expand your business in the future without having to search for a new warehouse or pay for more space than you require. West Bridgewater Self Storage offers units in a range of sizes to suit a variety of needs. You can have access to your inventory 24 hours a day, so you can operate your wholesale or resale business on your schedule.