Running an eCommerce business can be hugely rewarding. With the right digital marketing campaign and a good online presence, you can reach a significant audience without all the hassle and expense associated with a bricks-and-mortar store. Even better, with your operational overheads kept to a minimum, you can pass those savings on to your customers. Not only does that deliver better value for them, but a lower price point will attract more custom to you—that’s a win-win situation for everybody!
But what about your stock? While you might be able to get away with repurposing a spare room in your house for smaller items like make-up and jewellery or even electronics and clothing, what if you’re selling larger items like furniture, sports equipment, or home appliances? In this article, we’re going to discuss why a commercial storage unit in Crewe is an essential investment for any eCommerce company:
All the room you need
Big items take up a lot of room—that much is obvious. When running a business from home, finding the space to keep your stock can be difficult. Even with a whole garage to play with, you might only be able to hold a fraction of the stock you need to be able to grow. That means it’s a constant juggling act between receiving orders and getting new stock delivered. This can lead to delays and added expenses, resulting in a poor customer experience. With a commercial self-storage unit or light industrial unit in Crewe, you can expand your stock to match your growth and have items ready for immediate dispatch to your customers.
Safe and secure
If you keep your stock in a shed or garage, it doesn’t take much for a local criminal to notice the situation. Garage doors and shed doors are easily busted open with the right tools, meaning you could easily lose your stock and have little chance of claiming on your insurance if they weren’t adequately protected. Our commercial units in Crewe benefit from round-the-clock CCTV surveillance, not to mention industry-standard locks and other security benefits on-site, giving you peace of mind regarding the safety of your stock.
With furniture, appliances, and other bulky items, it’s not just finding the space that’s an issue. Getting them in and out of your house can be a nightmare all on its own. At our commercial storage facility in Crewe, delivery drivers can pull right up to your storage unit for easy drop-off and pick-up. Larger units typically have wider entrances, too, preventing the struggle of getting those items through the door in the first place. Indeed, many commercial storage companies offer forklifts to make the whole process as simple as possible.
Some people run their eCommerce business as a side hustle and aren’t always available to accept every new delivery of stock. This can cause delays, additional expense, and a frosty relationship with your supplier. At the Weston Centre Business Hub, we provide a full support service for our eCommerce customers, including a reception team happy to sign for deliveries on your behalf. They will send you a message to let you know that your order is in, so you don’t have to spend hours at your storage unit waiting on a delivery.