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Inventory

E-Commerce Isn’t E-asy. With all the excitement of having a successful web-based business comes a fast realization that you need state of the art storage for your state of the art business. We’d love to join the team. Consider us your warehouse division - we even accept your deliveries.

Storing Your Inventory

Having a well organized space to store your inventory is essential to running a successful business. The right shelving, the right inventory system and the right packing materials can make all the difference.

Here are several tips:

  1. Create a current listing of all inventory items in the storage room and keep it updated. If an item is removed, the list should be noted with the date of removal, the reason, etc. If an item is added, the item name, description and date added should be added to the list.
  2. Numbering your items or boxes can be an aid in keeping up with your inventory. You might also want to consider numbering your shelves and noting the shelf number where an item is stored on your inventory list so that it can be easily located when needed.
  3. Clearly label all boxes or shelf items and make sure the label is visible when stored. This will save a great deal of time and eliminate many hours of frustration down the road.
  4. Do not store items directly on the floor if possible. Elevate items with pallets, or place items in plastic storage bins. We offer a variety of boxes, storage containers and packing supplies to meet your storage needs.
  5. Boxes should also be taped well to help seal out dust.
  6. When storing dressers, hutches, armoires, desks, refrigerators, etc. (items with drawers/doors) use that space, don’t let it go to waste! Drawers are great places to store clean and properly sealed clothing, linens, toys, smaller glass items, etc. However, if breakables are stored in these locations, make sure to secure and tag drawers so they do not open while being moved, and once there, the items can be found if they need to be.
  7. Although space is at a premium, leave walking paths and store items so that they are all accessible without having to remove the items in front, to reach the items in the rear.
  8. Make sure all heavy items are housed in bottom boxes with lighter items resting on top. Depending on the duration of storage, things will settle, cardboard boxes will begin to break down and heavier boxes will cave into items below them.
  9. Consider removing the legs from furniture items if that will help them store better. Also, be sure to break down beds into their basic components to save space. Many opt to leave beds intact and store items on top of them, but the weight of the stored items could destroy the integrity of the bed over time.
  10. Take pictures of the items before they are packed for storage and note the inventory number on the picture whether stored digitally or printed.
  11. Make sure that your stored items are protected by an insurance policy.

If you have any questions about which of our storage units are right for you, please give us a call. We are always happy to answer any questions that you may have.

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