Looking at the general picture, big businesses in recent years have become much smarter in an operational sense, two fine examples are UBER and airbnb, huge businesses in their respective industries, utilising other service providers resulting in huge savings on operational overheads.
So where do we start with SME's, how can you save your business money?
Assuming of course that you have a business that holds physical stock, be it an office, industrial unit, warehouse or shop, ask yourself this question, am I getting the very best from the space within my building?
Perhaps your space may be limited and dragging down your business and employees, do you really need the expense of leasing a larger premises?
Or maybe your looking at a lot of fresh air and thinking your business is paying for an empty space, perhaps a smaller unit makes more sense with the flexibility of outsourcing your storage facility.
Outsourcing all or part of your stock could really help reduce your businesses operational overheads, it mirrors the example of previously mentioned UBER and airbnb, and it has repeatedly been proven to demonstrate big business savings by outsourcing on storage and transport costs.
In addition to being able to save money on storage by only paying for the space you use on pallets, there are also other potential cost savings to be made by combining storage, packaging and re-delivering to another address at the end of the storage period.
The perfect example of where outsourcing can save a lot of money is e-commerce where the business sells a physical product, and imports stock from overseas. Buying in bulk means you can make big savings on purchasing your products from overseas, and only pay for the storage costs you use in the UK, whether that is one or one hundred pallets.
The flexibility that comes with only paying for the storage you use coupled with having a transport and packaging solution rolled into one contact, cannot only save you money but also invaluable time to give you more time to concentrate on building your business.
By outsourcing your storage needs you also have a partner that can transfer your stock from customs to warehouse by pallet load and throughout the UK, for many other businesses having a storage and transport partner able to provide a packaging service for more fragile items, can in turn simplify processes and reduce cost.
Our highly experienced team are able to offer over 75 years knowledge and experience in planning, transportation, project management, logistics and storage, we love a challenge and being put to the test!
As a business owner, if any of the above points have made you think that perhaps you could benefit from an offsite storage and transport service then why not request a free survey and see if we can save your business money, surveys are initially conducted online and we currently work within a 50 mile radius of Bristol.