‘Tis the season to be jolly! For retailers, the holiday season is equivalent to big game day. You’re most likely preparing your store to get it in tip-top condition for those thousands of Black Friday shoppers. An increase in shoppers means an increase in inventory and an increase in inventory means you need somewhere to put those extra items. A go-to option for store owners, especially those in a mall, is on-site storage. Most malls have storage that can be rented for extra seasonal inventory. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re looking to store your items:
Storage in the mall is very expensive. So they opt for U-Haul storage location that’s closest to the mall. This allows mall retailers to reduce business costs by avoiding long-term lease commitments required for adding more office space. They can also easily adjust their rental for changing levels of seasonal and promotional materials, company records, sales samples and inventories. There is no initial deposit necessary to pay for your storage unit. The smallest available storage units tend to cost around $65 to $75 per month while larger spaces cost closer to $100 to $170 per month. Cost varies based on the space you reserve as well as the location of your storage unit but is always more cost efficient than alternative leasing options.
Storage solutions are available throughout the U.S. and Canada with more than 6,800 clean, dry, and secure facilities. This means that no matter where your retail business is located, you should be able to find the storage unit that fits your needs available nearby.
U-Haul offers larger varieties of storage units than most as well as a range of options to fit your needs. A smaller sized unit at 4′ x 9′ x 9.6′ holds up to 2 rooms of storage while a larger 10′ x 20′ x 9.6′ unit can hold at least a 4 bedroom home at 2,000 sq. ft. or larger. With this, no matter how much over stock your retail business has in inventory, you will have no problem finding spaced for it and any other office paper work you may need stored.
Storage units are easily accessed 24 hours a day at most locations, 7 days a week, including holidays. This is perfect for mall retailers who need to have access to their supply during the busy holiday season and inconvenient late-night hours. To keep your items in perfect condition, climate controlled units are available to protect stored belongings from humidity, frost, or anything else. There are also security features such as key code access. If your business chooses to opt for more security, there are multiple levels available to choose from. With everything from from electronic gates to individually alarmed rooms to audio and video monitoring, your all of your items will be perfectly safe and secure.
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