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Vital Information You Need To Know Before Renting A Warehouse

When running a business you may find yourself accumulating more and more stock, so you may find it useful to think about renting a warehouse. Even though it would be much easier for you to have a warehouse on site, this is not always something every business is able to do. This is why companies have begun to offer you warehouse space for your goods. To make sure you pick the right warehouse for you, you should follow these simple steps:

Location

Firstly, you should check the location of your chosen warehouse services, you do not want to pick a warehouse that is too far from where you are located or else it will make it very difficult for you to transport your goods to and from the warehouse. You should check that you have got a quick and easy link from your business to the chosen warehouse to ensure quick movement of stock.

Facilities

Once you decided on which warehouses would be in a good location for you to use you should then check with each individual warehouse of the facilities that it has to offer you. Different warehouses may have different types of storage for your stock so it is important that you check if your stock can actually be stored here. For example if your business is in food manufacturing then it is important that you use a warehouse that has temperature controlled storage.

Extra Services

You should check to see with the different companies if they have any extra facilities for you as some offer warehousing and distribution services. This will make it much easier for you to transport your goods to the warehouse and back rather than making your own arrangements for transport. You should also check with company that they have the right type of transport for your goods. This is important, again if you were in food manufacturing so that your stock is kept at the right temperature whilst being transported to and from the warehouse.

Security

Checking the security systems of the warehouse is very important as you do not want to leave all your stock in a warehouse that is insecure. You should start by checking that they have CCTV in place, both inside and outside the building, if they don’t then do not use their services. You should also check if they have any night time security in place. You should also check what there procedures are if there are any fires and floods at the warehouse.
 
By following these important points you should be able to pick the warehouse services which are right for you and your business!
 
Steve works for a logistics company in the Thames Valley for more information about warehousing and distribution visit http://www.fullers-logistics.com/index.php


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  • Alan Murfee

    I have had many bad experiences in case of most warehousing companies. I finally believe that companies which offer warehousing and distribution services together are the best. It makes it more convenient to transport cargo and check with the company, if they have the right type of arrangement for goods.

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