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Business blog: Smarter storage for your stock

Business blog: Smarter storage for your stock

Do you run your own business from home? Do you find that you have stock here, there and everywhere? If yes, then we may have the answer for you. As your company grows, it’s inevitable that your amount of merchandise will also grow. However, your home may not, meaning you’ll become swamped in stock with no storage left for anything else. There comes a time when you have to think about where to store everything, and start looking around for the best storage deals. Traditional warehouses may expect long leases with no scope for ending early, downsizing or even upsizing. They also increase your overheads, with additional charges such as utility costs, and may charge higher business rates as well as an initial deposit. The savvier solution is to use self storage. At Big Yellow, one of the biggest benefits […]

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Cohabiting couples ditch prized possessions in favour of a quiet life

Half of British cohabiting couples admit to regularly fighting over clutter in their home, bickering 32 times a year on average, our latest research reveals. Londoners are the most likely in the UK to argue about space, with one in 10 arguing at least once a week. These arguments lead to the typical couple throwing away £241.50 worth of possessions they would rather keep, with clothes (42%), furniture (36%) and books (33%) most likely to face the chop. Meanwhile, some go to extreme lengths to get rid of their partner’s clutter with one in eight (12%) admitting they’ve ‘accidentally’ broken one of their other half’s prized possessions so they can bin it. This rises to one in four (25%) for sneaky couples in Newcastle. In one in 10 cases, a lack of space has instigated a move into separate properties […]

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Sort out your space at home to help you sell online

Sort out your space at home to help you sell online

Do you own your own business? Do you have stock piling up in your house that is constantly growing? Having to find physical space to store your merchandise is a hassle and overhead you could do without. Many companies have come up with a way to get around the traditional merchandise cycle, which we will take a look at: The Invisible Widget: This means that you do not handle the stock at all, which sounds fantastic. The retailer selects a product, sells it, and hands over the delivery to a drop shipping company. This is great as there is no storage or handling costs however there are a few things to think about with this method. There are some costs involved, such as, some drop shippers will charge you a membership fee and the initial cost of the product will […]

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