Warehouse Features to Consider Before Storing Your Goods

11th April 2017

At Kidds Transport we are experts in both transport and storage, so we know how best to help you find the perfect warehouse for your needs and then transport your goods there! With over 90,000 square feet of dry, clean, warehousing we know that every business has different needs when it comes to their storage.

So, what are important aspects of a warehouse that you need to consider before you commit to a storage space?

Location

A key factor in many people???s storage choices, is the location of the warehouse in relation to their business. You need somewhere that is relatively close, but also in a location that you can be sure of premium service. After all, if you wish to store and distribute goods on a regular basis then you need a company that works well and in cohesion with your own schedules.

 

You also need to consider the size of your own business. A smaller business may need the local warehouse for the above reasons. But, a larger business may need to consider the best location for distribution when it comes to their goods. If you service UK-wide, then a central UK location, for example, may be best to ensure all of your customers gain the same service. For this you should also consider transport routes, as the better accessible the warehouse the better a location it is overall.

Size

If you have a very small amount of goods to store, then the size of the warehouse you choose may have no impact on you as a business. But, the larger your stock or the higher quantity the more you will have to consider if a warehouse will physically be able to store it. This will obviously vary from warehouse to warehouse, so you will need to visit on site and discuss the details of your needs thoroughly with the company that runs the warehouse beforehand. It will be a little embarrassing if you turn up and your stock does not fit inside the warehouse, after all!

Security

This is both in the case of security from theft and also elemental damage. Twenty-four-hour CCTV is integral to your storage needs, as it is a great deterrent and can document anything amiss if it were to occur. Likewise, you need to feel secure that your goods will also not be susceptible to the ever-changing English weather. Come flood or heat wave, the warehouse of your choice should be as watertight as it is able to block the damaging rays of the sun.

 

Cost

Of course, one final consideration should be whether or not the cost of the storage is appropriate for your budget and goods. All of the other elements may align, but if cost is too high then it is impossible for your bottom line. Affordable storage at a high quality shouldn???t be impossible, which is something we here at Kidds strive to provide.

 

At Kidds Transport we have all the answers to your warehousing needs, so please don't hesitate to contact us anytime to learn more about what we can do for you.

 

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