In today’s extremely competitive market it is getting more and more difficult for retail stores to compete against large online sales companies like Amazon and Ebay.
Traditional retailers must find new ways to get clients visiting their stores with dazzling storefronts and constantly changing stock. If you are a retailer, you know how difficult this can be. With storage space at a premium, it can be difficult to invest in seasonal items to decorate your store.
Another problem that traditional retailers face today is the need to turn stock over in order to keep things fresh. Shoppers today have everything at their fingertips online and with the barrage of online advertising, it can be difficult to keep your store exciting. Budget and space constraints may keep you from having as much choice in stock as you may like.
A self- storage unit is your answer to these issues. Self-storage units are the most economical way to add to your retail space without the burden and cost of relocating to a larger space. Here are some quick numbers:
- Net rental rates in Winnipeg have continued to rise. Storefront retail in the downtown core can run upwards of $24.00 per square foot and indoor shopping malls can run much higher. In contrast, a self- contained, climate controlled storage unit is approximately $1.00 – $2.00 per sq. foot monthly.
Renting a storage unit enables you to invest in the seasonal display pieces you need to make your store pop without sacrificing prime space within your retail space. You can also rotate stock without having to always “sale” it in order to bring in new stock. Of course, sales and promotions are important, but, stock that you know can be brought out again for the following season can be easily stored in a storage unit.
Having a climate-controlled, 24/7 secure access, storage unit can bring the needed freedom to keep your store fresh and exciting and give you the cutting edge you need to compete in today’s retail world.
If you are in the Winnipeg area contact our professionals at Total Storage to schedule a free storage consultation today.