Many businesses and entrepreneurs are now avoiding the expense of a bricks and mortar store in favour of operating online. However, many still need storage for products and equipment which is one of the reasons self storage is gaining popularity amongst e-commerce companies.
Putting it simply, they need somewhere to store stock, and self storage containers provide a cheap, flexible solution.
So, what are the key advantages to using self storage for a business?
Self storage centres are often much cheaper per square foot than traditional office space. There’s also the advantage that you only pay for what you use and when you use it, rather than renting a huge warehouse which may be full at peak trading times but is half empty the rest of the year. While the price of self storage space varies across the country, anglia self storage’s prices are very competitive, making it a very cost effective storage option. You can also upsize or downsize your unit anytime.
Short notice period
In today’s uncertain economic climate, many businesses are unwilling to sign long-term contracts for warehouses or shop space. Indeed, many company owners find themselves subject to the natural peaks and troughs of modern business, with some busy and some quieter periods. Anglia self storage ask for just one weeks notice.
Easy to expand
The flexible lease terms of self storage also make it easier for businesses to expand. This is particularly useful for new start-ups which can start with a small space early on and take on more square footage if business starts to boom.
No business rates
While VAT on storage space was introduced in 2012, businesses can claim it back and also don’t have to pay any business rates on any storage space used. Instead the storage facility is liable for any rate payments.
Anglia self storage has CCTV cameras running at all times, meaning customers can be assured that their stock or equipment will be secure.
One of many reasons for the upsurge in the number of online companies over the past few years is the relatively small investment needed for set up. anglia self storage has recently lowered its refundable deposit fee to make things easier for the customer.
Without the need for a fixed store or office, a start-up business can be launched far more cost effectively than ever before. Rather than eat into profits by taking on a lengthy lease, many small businesses are embracing self storage; a flexible, cost effective solution which can easily grow as their business expand.
Social Benefits and more!
Meeting other entrepreneurs can be inspiring! Being self employed can be a lonely business.
A HAPPY HOME / HAPPY WORK – keep work separate from home.
Goods in and delivery space – Easy access right outside your unit. All units are ground level.
anglia self storage is located in central Lincoln and can benefit you and your business in many ways.