Seasonal Storage Changes the Holiday Season For Retailers(For the better)At some point during business operations, retail businesses will likely find a need for a portable storage container. Retail is one of the top industries that rely on storage space throughout the year to operate efficiently. Businesses need to keep inventory stocked at all times – for instance, items that are seasonal or in high demand. At the same time, many retail businesses do not have the storage space internally to keep the stockpile they need. According to the National Retail Federation, storage containers “enable retailers to keep up with customer demand and manage a variety of inventory types”. Many businesses simply need storage containers to stay in business. Here are a few ways portable storage can help transform your retail store this holiday season.
1. BUILD UP INVENTORY
In the average American household, November and December are known for two things: holiday cheer and lots of shopping. In the retail world, September, October, November, and December are knows for two things: A huge spike in sales and a ton of inventory. It is no secret that retail stores have the hard task of finding the balance between having enough inventory and enough storage year round but especially in the last 4 months of the year. STORsquare’s on-site storage provides a unique solution. Not only will you benefit from the much-needed additional storage space, but you will be able to keep the extra stock safe and organized with the bonus convenience of everything being right on hand.
2. MAKE ROOM FOR SEASONAL DECORATIONS
Studies show that shoppers are likely to spend more money in a store that has seasonal decor at Christmas time. (talk about holiday cheer!) As a retail store owner, the only downfall to an over the top display to draw in customers and sales is where to keep those decorations when is isn’t Christmas time and where to keep your general disobeys while the Christmas decor is on the floor. The extra space from one of our portable storage containers gives you somewhere to neatly keep the day-to-day decor and store merchandise while you transform your store for the holidays without destroying your organized stockroom. However you choose to use a container, our container rentals can be perfect for the short term holiday rush or a year round solution.
3. STORE DISPLAYS IN THE OFF-SEASON
Rather than needing to buy new holiday decor each year, your store can save money by keeping what you have to use it year after year. In theory this sounds great, but again, the problem retailers run into is space. While inflatable jack-o-lanterns, Snowmen, and Santa Clauses are appealing to the customer, the are sure to bulk up your storage. To keep your seasonal displays organized and out of the way, investing in additional storage space is essential.
There are self storage options that could be a great fit for some, but a lot of our retail clients chose portable storage because the like the convenience of keeping stock and displays in secure place and on site for easy access. If you don’t want the container onsite but also dont want to deal with the hassle of loading a truck, taking the truck to a self storage facility, unloading the truck, and then repeating this process any time you need your seasonal contents, STORsquare can relocate your packed container to our off-site facility. This ensures all of your holiday decorations will be safely stored and we will deliver the container when you need them.
4. RETAILERS MUST DRAW IN A CROWD
We have seen retailers use their storage containers as a way to draw in passing by customers. They will have us place the container in a place that is out of the way but visible to they can essentially set it up as a showroom or sidewalk sale. Shoppers are easily drawn inside after passing a festive storage container showing off some of the new and exciting merchandise your store is offering this holiday season. The best part is after hours, the storage container can be securely locked to ensure no tampering, vandalizing, or theft occurs.
Our mule delivery system allows us to put our containers where others in our industry can’t. We are proud to say we are the only ones in our area to offer a delivery system as versatile and accommodating as ours. We like to say “if it fits, it sits”, meaning we can essentially deliver the container anywhere it fits. This is really convenient if you are looking for a very specific placement for the container to double as a showroom display and storage.
5. HAVE ROOM FOR LAYAWAY
Offering layaway options to your customers can be a great way to draw in customers and sales during the holiday season. The problem retailers run into is where to keep all of that claimed inventory that’s waiting to be paid off? Not to mention the items purchased using layaway often tend to be large pieces of merchandise that are likely to take up a lot of space. STORsquare’s portable storage containers are a great place for this additional merchandise.
Our mule delivery system allows us to put our containers where others in our industry can’t. We are proud to say we are the only ones in our area to offer a delivery system as versatile and accommodating as ours. We like to say “if it fits, it sits”, meaning we can essentially deliver the container anywhere it fits. This is really convenient if you are looking for a very specific placement for the container to be used as a display and storage. One of our containers takes up the none of our local competitors offer it. athe container can be parked right outside of your store, keeping those layaway pieces secure, organized, and easy to access.
6. WHAT MAKES STORSQUARE THE IDEAL SOLUTION FOR RETAILERS?
Not only can STORsquare meet all of your business’s additional storage needs as we approach this holiday season, but our storage containers are built perfectly for providing retail solutions at all times of the year. STORsquare stands out from the rest by providing the best in class customer service and a plethora of options to fit your business’ needs.
- 8′, 12’, 16’ and 20’ container options
- Flexible, secure, and convenient on-site placement
- Options to securely store off-site
- 8 foot tall ceilings making it easy to stack boxes and store displays
- Interior tie downs for securing items inside of the container if need be
- Secure door latch with your own padlock to keep everything safe
- Barn style doors that make loading & unloading easy
- Solid steel construction to provide the most security for your contents.
- Monthly rental options for hassle-free short term storage
- Long-term storage solutions that are ideal for keeping excess merchandise or displays year-round
With all the additional chaos of the holiday season, STORsquare can offer much-needed peace of mind by providing a space to safely and conveniently store extra inventory. It’s hard to believe the retail seasonal rush is right around the corner. Contact us today to talk with a local representative about how we can best serve your business.