Business Tips: How Wholesalers and Resellers Can Best Manage Storage Space

Published on 7/22/2019

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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 space.

Downsides of Storing Merchandise at Your Home or in a Warehouse

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.

Benefits of Using Self-Storage Units to Manage Inventory

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.

Rent Storage Units to Grow Your Business

Keeping your inventory in one or more self-storage units 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. 

Contact us today to learn more about options and availability.