Self-storage unit for your ecommerce business
26 Jan 2022

5 Reasons to Consider Renting a Self-Storage Unit for Your Ecommerce Business

When renting offsite storage space for your online business, you might be thinking of alternative storage solutions that save you money while still being convenient and safe. Here at Jiffy Self-Storage, we understand your concerns and pride ourselves on being the premier storage option when it comes to flexibility, affordability, and convenience. We offer flexible leasing and many units in a variety of sizes. We are also conveniently located at the corner of Highways 400 and 401 so that you may access our facilities regardless of which direction you are going.

Furthermore, if you are unsure about which storage unit is right for you, we would be more than happy to consult with you over the phone and guide you towards the best, most reasonable option. To find out more about the benefits of renting a storage unit for your business, please continue reading.

1. More affordable inventory space

Buying or renting more commercial space for your inventory can be quite costly. It often isn’t worth it, especially with the price of real estate rising dramatically each year. However, there are alternatives available if commercial retail space is not in your budget.

Self-storage is a great alternative to expensive commercial space. It can effectively be used for warehousing and as a place to store inventory or products that you can’t keep elsewhere. It can even double as personal storage if you have the room left over or decide to go for a larger unit. Either way, self-storage is affordable, flexible, and a convenient option for new business owners or those who need some extra space.

2. Work/life separation

If your eCommerce business is mainly executed from the comfort of your own home, you know exactly how hard it can be at times to separate work from your personal life. You may get constant reminders of your work, and you may find it hard to actually detach from the work you are doing at home. If this is the case, you might find some relief by using self-storage to keep your work items and some of the things otherwise lying around at home. When you dedicate a space for your work (or inventory), you can more easily separate work from home life in your mind as well.

3. A place to store seasonal items

Sometimes, we just need a little extra space to clear out things for a season or two. Self-storage works great for holding seasonal items such as décor, equipment, and other things until you are ready to use them again. In the case of your online business, this may come in handy as well, especially if you are selling items that may not be relevant to customers year-round. With the flexibility of self-storage, you can temporarily store what you need for a season, and then bring it back out again right after.

4. Additional safety measures

Another benefit to self-storage for your eCommerce business is that it’s safer than storing a lot of your inventory at home in your garage or closet. As secure as you may think your home is, you want to protect your inventory as much as possible, as it could be expensive or hard to replace. This means choosing a storage facility that is equipped with surveillance and that has good security measures in place to deter theft. At home, your inventory could get into the hands of your children, pets, or even other people if you are sharing accommodations. Protect your valuable business items by choosing a safe and secure storage facility.

5. Flexible terms

When choosing self-storage, you should never have to pay unnecessary fees or commit to terms that are longer than intended. At Jiffy Self-Storage, we understand that your plans can change, and we honour that by offering flexible monthly leases.

You can stay for as long or as little as you like. Also, as your business grows, it’s important to have the space to do so. For example, as you gain customers, you may find that your inventory (or where you store it) becomes overfilled. With self-storage, you can easily rent out another unit, choose a larger unit, or upgrade to accommodate your growing business.

All in all, renting a self-storage unit for your business can help you stay organised and maintain productivity and sales all the while saving you money. You may also breathe a sigh of relief if you find that renting a storage unit creates a boundary between personal and work life. If you are interested in commercial storage solutions and business storage in a climate-controlled environment, please call Jiffy Self-Storage at 416-74-JIFFY (54339) or contact us here. Our staff are trained and ready to help with any questions you may have regarding self-storage solutions. Please contact us today to learn more.

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Hammad Assan joined Jiffy Self-Storage in June 2012. He has over 20 years of experience in various Customer service, Sales and Management roles and is a Certified Self-Storage Operator through the Canadian Self Storage Association. His passion for sales and customer service has maintained Jiffy Self-Storage’s position as one of the GTA’s most successful Storage Facilities, as recognized by winning the Consumer Choice Award 22 years in a row, a perfect A+ rating with the BBB with zero complaints and a 4.5/5 Star Review rating on Google. Our tenants greatly appreciate his dedication to exceptional customer service and as a result Jiffy Self-Storage has been recognized and awarded for that. Please contact Hammad about any of your storage, parking, workspace or retail unit needs.

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