Business Storage – Jiffy Self-Storage https://www.jiffystorage.com Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:00:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 Using A Storage Unit To Run Your E-Commerce Business https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/business-storage-2/using-storage-unit-run-e-commerce-business/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/business-storage-2/using-storage-unit-run-e-commerce-business/#respond Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:00:33 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/?p=186493 More and more, business owners are turning to self storage facilities to help with the logistics of running a business. They are especially useful for e-commerce businesses, where the need for physical space is limited, but having a dedicated storage space is certainly useful. If you are an e-commerce business person and would like to
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More and more, business owners are turning to self storage facilities to help with the logistics of running a business. They are especially useful for e-commerce businesses, where the need for physical space is limited, but having a dedicated storage space is certainly useful. If you are an e-commerce business person and would like to know how you can use storage facilities to help run your business, below are some things to keep in mind.

Speak To Your Storage Facility Manager

Before using a self storage space in any unconventional way, always speak to the staff at the facility before going ahead with anything. There may be some rules and regulations to keep in mind that you aren’t aware of, as well as some restrictions on the types of things that you can keep in the unit that you are going to want to be cognizant of so as not to inconvenience yourself or the facility in the future.

Insurance

If you are currently stocking a lot of your merchandise inventory at your home, you may be running the risk of over-stretching your contents insurance, or, more importantly, not being covered for running a business from your home. If you store your inventory in a self-storage unit, it is actually easier to get a cheaper deal on insurance. The added security of many facilities also means that premiums tend to drop , which is always nice.

Packing Materials On Site

If you are shipping items across the country, or even around the world, storage facilities offer a convenient way to never have to go out looking for packing materials ever again. Most storage facilities offer on-site packing supplies so streamlining your packing and shipping process is dead easy. It also means you don’t have to stock packing and shipping materials yourself, which makes for a leaner operation.

Free Up Space In Your Home For The Day To Day Operations

If you are running your e-commerce business from your home, storage facilities and self storage units allow you to free up what space you have to spare around your home for business related activities. Instead of cramming documents and inventory into the same space where you take care of operations, you can have a dedicated, clutter-free area in your home that is used solely for running and growing your business. A clutter-free space is a more productive space.

Running your e-business out of a self storage unit, or simply having it as part of your operations, is a great idea for a multitude of different reasons. If you are an e-commerce business person and are looking for ways to make your operations more efficient, keep the above benefits of running part, or all of your e-commerce operations out of your local storage facility.

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4 Tips On Storing Classified Business Documents https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/business-storage-2/4-tips-storing-classified-business-documents/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/business-storage-2/4-tips-storing-classified-business-documents/#respond Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:00:59 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/?p=186476 No matter what you are putting in a self storage unit, one of the most important considerations is whether or not you are protecting what you are storing. This consideration implies both security and environmental considerations. If you are a business owner and are putting classified business documents into storage, there are special measures to
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No matter what you are putting in a self storage unit, one of the most important considerations is whether or not you are protecting what you are storing. This consideration implies both security and environmental considerations. If you are a business owner and are putting classified business documents into storage, there are special measures to be taken both your your and for your clients’ sake. Below are 4 tips on storing classified business documents you are going to want to keep in mind.

Climate Control

One of the first considerations is the weather. If you live in a part of the country that receives a high amount of humidity and inclement weather, then protecting anything made out of paper from water damage is going to be a top priority. Climate controlled storage is a must for document storage, especially if you plan on storing anything paper over long periods of time.

Fireproof

If you are storing vital business information, regardless of whether it is your own or on behalf of your clients, you want to protect it from natural disaster. Fireproof filing cabinets are a good investment for business owners storing their documentation off-site in self storage units. These can provide vital protection in the event that something catches fire (either in your unit or an adjacent one) and will give your customers peace of mind that they information is well looked after.

Locks

Document storage (and really storing anything that is sensitive or of high value) means you are going to need to invest a bit extra in your security measures. This means opting for a lock that will stand up to bolt-cutters. Cheap locks are easily dispatched by a strong pair of bolt cutters which is why you should be looking for a lock especially designed to withstand this kind of force.

Security features

Document storage also means selecting a storage facility that doesn’t skimp on security. You want to shop around and make sure the storage facility you are doing business with takes site security seriously and has camera systems, as well as vigilant staff that make sure your belongings are looked after and secure.

Many business owners have had great success moving their document storage off-site to a self storage facility. But not having your business documentation in your possession entails some security measures and precautions to keep your and your clients’ information secure. Keep the above classified document storage tips in mind and ensure you are always protected.

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