2020 has been a difficult year for many. In Ireland, having to deal with Covid-19 and the uncertainty of Brexit has left many business owners under severe pressure going into the new year.
However, with some clever planning, there are ways to mitigate against some of the challenges ahead.
If Britain and the EU fail to agree a trade deal and duties are applied to imports, costs for imports from the UK will most likely increase. With the current level of uncertainty around the Brexit negotiations, businesses on the island of Ireland have been left with very little time to plan.
Some clever Irish businesses have been expecting this and have started to stock hoard to avoid issues in early 2021 and ensure continuity of supply.
How to use storage solutions to protect your business
The Irish Times recently reported that “Stockpiling for Christmas, the Covid-19 pandemic and to avoid the January disruption from new post-Brexit customs arrangements have led to shortages of warehouse space, according to storage and distribution businesses.” Evidence of the stockpiling ahead of the end of the Brexit transition period, Dublin Port reported October was the second busiest month in its history.
Already space in Ireland is coming under pressure as warehouses that were empty during the pandemic are now at bursting point and there is no short-term solutionflexible storage solutions.
How can we help?
If UK businesses begin to stockpile products in advance of potential disruptions from Brexit, Irish businesses who fail to do similar will suffer. Prudent companies have been looking at this for some time, but it is not too late to address it.
With our self-storage facilities in Galway and Limerick, Barons Self Storage offer flexible storage solutions to business that wish to protect themselves against the vagaries of Brexit and provide facilities with 24/7 access to ensure your supply continues by having excess stock.
The COVID-19 Pandemic has led to a considerable increase in online sales during the pandemic and this has meant that retailers are holding more goods in warehouses rather than in their shops. Brexit concerns, Irish distributors of UK products are holding stocks in Ireland that British companies have not held in storage before.
Another reason to stockpile now is to avoid having to deal with new customs paperwork on British goods until later in January or February. This may be a short-term solution but is one that can provide your business with the time required to deal with the changes.
Contact us today in Galway and Limerick to see how we can help your business get through these turbulent times. Our team is experienced in dealing with your storage problems and we can develop a low-cost plan to suit.
We are currently offering new customers in Limerick 50% off for the first 8 weeks on any size storage unit. Contact us on 091 771325 (Galway) or 061 577 700 (Limerick)