If you own a business that sells physical products, then you always want to have plenty of inventory on hand to meet demand. However, there will be times when you have a surplus of products that you need to do something with, and at EZ Storage® in St. Louis, we can help you find the ideal space for your inventory. With one of our self-storage units, you can safely store your surplus, and have it readily available when demand once again calls for it.
Overestimated Customer Interest
If you’re a start-up company, then you may have developed and designed the products yourself. You generated interest through online crowdfunding, or you had investors who helped you get the capital you needed to manufacture the first round of products. Unfortunately, you may have miscalculated and ordered too many products for your first shipment. The actual interest in your product turned out to be much lower than the estimated interest, and you’re left with boxes and boxes that you need to store. We can help secure those boxes until the time comes when more people know about your business and are ready to buy what you have to offer.
A Clerical Error
In today’s world of modern logistics, it’s easy to go online and order more products when you need them. You’re also likely in touch with your manufacturer, so if you’re running low, you can call or email them and submit an order. However, if you or your office staff aren’t paying attention, you may end up putting an extra zero on the quantity, leaving you with more products than you can move. If this happens, storing the excess inventory can make the most sense, since you won’t have room for it in your storefront.
Storing Seasonal Inventory
If you deal in seasonal inventory, such as summerwear or snow removal products, then you’re likely to have a slow time of the year. Before your busy season, you order a certain amount of inventory, and once it’s gone, it’s gone. If you have products that are left over once the season has ended, you can either sell them at a discounted price, or save them for next year and put them on the shelves first. With our month-to-month leases, you can store items for the time you need, and then pick everything up once you’re ready to restock your store.
When you’re wondering what to do with your surplus inventory, come to an EZ Storage® location in the greater St. Louis area, and we’ll help you find the ideal self-storage unit for your business. With our years of experience, we can help you choose the right space that will keep your products secure until you’re ready to sell them, or you have room for them in your store.
We have four facilities that are ready to serve you, and the staff at each one will gladly answer any questions you may have about business storage, access hours, and much more. We also have resident managers who are onsite 24 hours a day, keeping an eye on everything.
We look forward to seeing you soon!