The number of online businesses has been on the rise for some time. Last year saw a boom like no other; more than 85,000 businesses launched online stores or joined an online marketplace in the first four months after the first lockdown last, says Growth Intelligence.

Businesses need to be more agile and able to adapt to these circumstances. Self-storage plays an essential role in this, but just how is Smart Storage helping businesses move online?

Keep Costs Low

Smart Storage offers a wide range of storage spaces at great prices. If you wish to start trading online, a self-storage unit will allow you to store your inventory safely and securely. Tailored to your business’s requirements, our services are ideal for those who want to store stock, expand or need more space for their stock.

We do not charge business rates, utility bills or security fees. The money you save can be invested in your business instead.

We also have an ‘easy in, easy out’ flexible agreement, which means you only rent as much space as you need and for only as long as you need it. In unpredictable times, you want to minimize your financial exposure and using storage space means you can reduce your high street presence.

What’s more – if you rent a storage space and one of our office spaces too – you really can reduce your overheads and with our fixed rates you know exactly where you stand with your cash flow.

Free Up Space

If you run an online business, it can be challenging to store your inventory without business premises.

But, with a dedicated unit, you do not have to rely on storing boxes and packages at home. At Smart Storage, you will find storage units of many different sizes, meaning you can easily find one that is as big or as small as you require – and available when you need it. You can scale your unit up or down to suit your supply chain too.

Use Units as Fulfilment Centres

Our storage units are not just ideal for keeping stock. You can request lighting and racking and we can organise your space as you need it so it becomes a great space for your mini fulfilment centre too. You can pack and label your items with ease, ship boxes to where they need to go and stay organised with a space designed for business.

From shelves and desks to computers and a fast Internet connection you will find everything you need at Smart Storage – so you can move your business online with minimal disruption and just as fast as you can launch your website. Simply move in to start taking advantage of our units.

Get Flexible Office Space

Businesses must be flexible in the current environment and Smart Storage is right there with you. Our flexibility means we adapt to you, not the other way around.

We offer the best deals and services, including flexible storage agreements for as little as seven days. This means you will not be tied down into long-term contracts – useful for both start-ups and well-established companies, as it gives you the control you need to run your business as you see fit and control costs.

You can also scale up to a bigger unit or to downsize any time you want (for instance, if you need to take delivery of a new season’s stock or cut costs). We make it easy for you, so you can focus on what matters: your business.

Rent one of our units and benefit from 50% off the first 8 weeks as well!

Get Rid of Retail Space

Self-storage units make it easier for businesses to move online because they eliminate the need for retail space. If you do not want to keep paying rent for premises you are not using fully or simply want to change the way you operate, you can rely on storage units to provide the space you need.

It does not matter if you are an eBay seller, a YouTube business or anything else in-between; a self-storage unit has multiple uses. Of course, it can be used to store your merchandise, but our business customers use their space in many ways – as an office, or even a studio space to create product listings and to photograph items for their online shop.

Smart Storage is perfect for those seeking business storage, since you can save on rent while benefiting from a goods receipt service and extended hours access (by arrangement) – or combine your rental with other services including our mailbox service, and shredding service. We provide free WIFI too.

Enjoy Fully Secure Storage Facilities

Security is probably high on your list of things you want from a storage facility. At Smart Storage, you can have peace of mind knowing that your possessions are safe at all times due to our 24-hour security system, access door entry controls, intruder alarm systems and superb fire and safety precautions.

All of our stores are also COVID-secure. Our staff wear face coverings while still providing a friendly service and there are sanitisation stations located in our loading bays. We also deep clean throughout the day to ensure that the most touched areas are cleaned regularly, like PIN pads, lift buttons, card readers and communal door handles.

Why is Smart Storage the Right Option?

In short, our storage facilities offer clean, modern units for all your business needs, be it for office space, the offsite stock room or traditional large space storage. Some of our stores also provide drive-up units for your stock. We’re cost-effective and perfect for businesses who are starting up and don’t need a high street presence or for those that need to scale down or move their business online.

Whether you no longer need retail space or you are setting up an online business, we give you the flexibility you need to run it your way.

Get in touch to learn more about our services and products if you are looking for business storage in Liverpool, business storage in Preston, business storage in Bromborough, business storage in Warrington, business storage in Widnes or business storage in Altrincham.