Cost control is an essential element of managing a business. Effective business leaders know the benefits of ‘running a tight ship’.
It may seem counter intuitive to consider Self Storage as a potential cost saving mechanism but there are a range of areas that can deliver immediate cost savings and business efficiencies. Self-Storage offers a bundled fixed rate that allows you to control your costs and forecast efficiently. With Self Storage your bill includes rates, electricity heating, security, deliveries, amongst other occasional savings such as maintenance.
Cost of Stock Storage: Storing stock for any business creates a series of overheads beyond the rental cost for the space. This is particularly relevant for many home businesses or where supply chains have become less reliable. While cluttering the dining room with stock is an option, Self-Storage provides the ideal solution to store stock with all the bills covered in one charge covering utility bills, building insurance, rates, and maintenance costs.
Self-Storage Flexibility: Once you have managed the overheads above, there is the issue of seasonal peaks and troughs to be considered. How flexible is it to have a large storeroom with nothing in it or a large consignment on the way with no room to store it? For some businesses, it is critical to have the ability to adapt to the variances of supply lead times and changes in demand.
The flexibility afforded by self-storage means that only the storage used is paid for and nothing more. There are almost no restrictions on space, so the space grows as the business does. This avoids the need to rent a large office unit to store stock.
Temperature Control: It is a popular misconception that costs may be saved by storing items in the garage, attic or similar space. It may seem like the ideal solution until stock is subjected to fluctuations in temperature or humidity. Moisture can damage nearly anything including wood, electronics, furniture, documents, and jewellery. A climate-controlled storage facility may be the best way to keep your belongings safe from external factors and as Ireland is a country with 25–30-degree fluctuations through the seasons and this can be severely damaging to stock. Having the peace of mind to know that the investment you have made in stock will be stored in a climate-controlled space reduces cost and stress.
Security: The cost of stock and the cost of holding stock represents a significant investment for many businesses. It is critical therefore, that this is safe and there is a business cost for security, especially if that business has expensive equipment or machinery. Renting a self-storage unit means you are guaranteed clean and safe conditions, especially for expensive or valuable items that you cannot be easily replaced. Compared to storing things on site, Barons Self Storage facilities offer the highest level of security, including CCTV, alarms, individual keys, and access control.
Remember that deliveries can be accepted and stored on site and accessed later, convenient to the business. This is a critical efficiency for any business dependant on ensuring that there is always a resource on site to accept deliveries during office hours.
Remember also, one storage price with a Self-Storage company will cover the rates, heat, electricity security and delivery acceptance. The ability to increase or reduce the space required will provide cost flexibility and the security in place will provide peace of mind.
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Contact us today in Galway and Limerick to see how we can help your business. Our team is experienced in dealing with your storage problems and we can develop a low-cost plan to suit.
Contact us on 091 771325 (Galway) or 061 577 700 (Limerick).