You probably see seasonal businesses all the time in your neighborhood. This time of year, Halloween stores are hitting their peak sales time. Soon you’ll see crowds in Christmas-themed stores and other holiday-related businesses. Winter is the sales season for ski shops. Summer is prime time for beach and surf shops. There are seasonal hotels and restaurants and they all have one thing in common. They have a need for storage during the offseason and even in season. If you run a seasonal business or if you’re thinking about starting one, you’ll need to take care of storage issues and A.B. Richards can help.
A.B. Richards Can Help With Business Storage
A.B. Richards is the premier portable storage container rental company in the northeast. We rent sturdy ground-level storage units that are made of 14-gauge steel and are secure for business storage. If you have a smaller business or you need a container delivered to a smaller lot, we recommend our 20-foot storage containers. For businesses with bigger storage needs, our 40-foot storage containers are ideal. Sometimes your business is going to need to store awkwardly shaped items. That’s when our 40-foot jumbo storage containers with an extra foot of head-room. We can help with all kinds of storage issues and we want to tell you about storage for seasonal businesses.
The Importance of Storage For Seasonal Businesses
There’s a lot of seasonal businesses out there. According to the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), about 1 in 6 businesses have a seasonal component, meaning that “the bulk of their sales happens during a specific part of the year.” MBDA advises that it’s critical to manage your expenses during the offseason. The US Small Business Administration concurs, saying that the offseason is the time to “develop budgets, systems, processes and procedures.”
Entrepreneur advises seasonal business owners to “Look hard at every element, from inventory to staffing, to avoid tying up cash unnecessarily during quiet months.”
One way to keep costs down and protect your inventory is to look for a way to keep your storage costs down. A.B. Richards can help you do that. You can use your portable storage containers in many different ways. Inventory is very important. If you need to store the items you sell during the off-season, A.B. Richards can provide that space for only pennies per square foot. It’s a lot better than renting commercial space. You shouldn’t underestimate the value of keeping your inventory nearby during your busy season. It’s easier to make a sale when you tell the customer you have immediate access to what they want, rather than ordering it.
A.B. Richards storage containers can assist you in many other ways as well. If you need to store office furniture during the off-season, such as tables and chairs from an outdoor restaurant, we can help.
A.B. Richards Can Lower Business Expenses
A.B. Richards makes storage convenient and cost-efficient. We’ll deliver your storage containers to wherever you need them and we pick them up as well. We can help lower your business expenses and make things more efficient. Contact us today.