Everybody loves a trip to the market. It offers a chance to find unique items and local goods that you would struggle to find elsewhere. But for market traders offering a wonderful variety of items, finding space to store stock can sometimes be a struggle. At certain times of the year especially, demand for certain items will be much higher, which means you’ll want to have plenty of extra stock to hand just in case.
This can be a strain on market traders, because in many cases they may not have enough space in their home or vehicle to store their goods. This can put market traders in a tricky position which may make it difficult to grow their business or meet the demands of their customers. We’re sharing three ways in which storage can help market traders maximise their profits.
If you don’t have adequate storage space in your home for your stock, it can be difficult to figure out where to safely store your items. Options like a van or garden shed are not secure, which could make it easy for stock stored in these places to be stolen.
Easistore units are secure and monitored at all times, so you can rest assured that your stock will be safe 24/7. You will be able to come and go as you please, retrieving or storing items as often as you need. By ensuring that your stock is safe at all times, you are less likely to have any write-offs for lost or stolen stock, which will keep help your business earn steadily.
Self storage units are available in a variety of sizes, so whether you sell large or small items or a variety, you can be sure that you’ll be able to find the perfect unit for your needs. More space means you can stock and sell more items, which will allow you to appeal to a wider customer base. This, in turn, can help your business grow and succeed.
In addition, having a little extra space available for storing your stock means that you can better organise everything. You’ll be able to take advantage of shelving systems and other solutions that will make it easier for you to create an organised stock room so that you can easily and quickly find the stock you need.
At certain times of the year you’ll want to have additional stock available to cater to higher demand for your items. Christmas markets, for instance, are very popular throughout the UK and many people love to do their Christmas shopping at these markets. This is also a time during which many market traders have a higher turnover than any other time of year. If you tend to trade at Christmas markets, you’ll want to make sure that you have somewhere to store the additional stock you’ll need to see you through the busy period and take advantage of the extra profit it will bring to you.
When choosing a self storage unit, you can opt for long or short-term agreements, so even if you only need some extra space for a few months to see you through a busy period, self storage is the perfect solution.