Each year, when the holiday retail season rolls around, the increased and urgent demand of shoppers can become overwhelming, especially if you are unprepared. Proper seasonal planning can help alleviate your stress significantly by equipping your team with the right space, plan and process for the job.
Fortunately, temporary modular space and portable storage containers can provide a versatile and cost-efficient solution that can help you to mitigate the many challenges that come with holiday retail rush. Below are four quick storage tips to help you efficiently fulfill orders, organize inventory and execute another successful holiday season this year.
#1: ASSESS YOUR RETAIL STORAGE NEEDS
Whether you need an immediate, secure space to store excess inventory onsite or shelf products while your store undergoes a refresh or renovation, adding onsite modular space and storage can help. Determine how much square footage you’ll need for the holiday rush, then create a plan for the right configuration of modular and storage space to meet your needs. Use our modular space in retail guide to start assessing your storage needs.
#2: MAXIMIZE YOUR STORAGE
To help prepare for a busy holiday season, now is the time to upgrade your storage space and maximize your square footage with vertical shelving, adjustable workstations and configurable storage systems, all of which are easy to adjust inside your portable storage unit. By making use of every inch of space available to you, you’ll be able to stay well-stocked and ready for the incoming rush.
#3: CREATE EASY STORAGE ACCESS
If you have onsite retail inventory, you will also need easy access for loading and unloading inventory in a hurry. Choose from a wide range of sizes and types of storage containers that provide ample options for getting in and out of your storage space quickly. Extra-wide containers can prove especially helpful when you need a wider entrance for moving inventory or need to clear an aisle to access storage on each side of your space.
#4: KEEP ONSITE STORAGE SECURE
In the midst of the holiday rush, don’t forget to make sure that your inventory is secure and protected from theft and damage. Storage container locks and lights will help ensure that your stock stays safe, and allows for employees to safely access inventoried items at any time. A comprehensive protection plan for your portable storage unit will also ensure that you’re covered in the event of damage to your unit.
Now is the right time to plan ahead for the holiday retail season before it gets hectic. If you’re interested in finding out how modular space and portable storage containers can help you prepare for this year’s holiday rush, don’t hesitate to reach out. Our team of storage space solution experts are ready to help you plan for the holidays with the right amount of space and storage to meet your needs.