Here at Mobile Shelving Direct, we know a thing or two about storage solutions, and as leading suppliers of mobile shelving units, we know just how important it is to be able to store items securely and safely.
In retail, having adequate storage space is an essential commodity, especially if you have a large amount of stock that needs to be stored off the shop floor. Each retail company is different, and we understand that each will have varying different needs and requirements when it comes to storing their excess stock, but the main principle is the same; you need to have an efficient, easy to access storage system.
We’ve put together a few tips and tricks that can be implemented to ensure that your stock room stays ship shape and easy to use, no matter if you are a small boutique or a high street business.
Choose a Suitable Storage Solution
The first step to having an organised stock room is locating and installing a storage solution that fills all the requirements of your business.
This will all depend on the size of the stock and how much you need to store. In order to effectively store your stock, make sure you look for a storage solution that will be able to hold your items with very little strain.
Installing a mobile shelving system into a stock room that always seems to be overflowing is an excellent way to increase the capacity that your space can hold. Stock heavy rooms can often feel disorganised and messy, but with a mobile shelving unit, businesses can keep the stockroom feeling tidy and organised in a compact, easy to use system.
Use Your Vertical Space
It’s really easy to simply store items in boxes on the floor for ease of access, but you will soon find that you are running out of space.
We often seem to ignore the vast amount of space that a room can offer, and utilising this empty space can create a huge impact on how much stock you can store in your storage space. Make use of the height that the room provides by installing storage space that extends upwards rather than outwards.
Sort Through Old or Unwanted Items
It’s important for the smooth running of a stock room to know where the stock you require is. If you have stock that is no longer used, move these out and replace them with new, popular stock.
If you are an independent business, you could discount this old stock down to try to shift it, or organise giveaways or even donate them to charity to increase your business’s engagement with the community. If you are in a bigger high street store, it may be worth contacting your head office to see what can be done with your old stock to try to make more room in your stock room for new and popular items.
These tips are just some of the things you can do to improve the efficiency of your stock room. No matter what size your business is, having an efficient, organised stock room is one of the most important aspects of your business, and if done wrong can negatively impact your business and ultimately make you lose out on all important sales.
If you are looking for a storage solution for your business and aren’t sure where to begin, contact the team here at Mobile Shelving Direct. We will be more than happy to help you find the perfect shelving option that suits the needs and requirements of your business. Give us a call today on 01444 220290 to find out more information.