The 6 Reasons to Get a Temporary Warehouse

Benjamin Glouton

With an even greater shift to online sales, warehouse space is now coming at a premium. This shift in customer behavior has affected the bottom line of every industry that uses warehouse space. This is one of the many reasons companies are seeking temporary warehouse space.

As more business is conducted online, the need for showrooms and storefronts has gone down. The need for warehouses has revamped industrial neighborhoods in major cities and breathed new life into industrial towns that had seen a decline.

The online business boom also requires more businesses to store their products and equipment.

In this environment, a temporary warehouse is a practical and reliable solution for many businesses.

Here are the top 6 reasons:

1. Extra Space

Renting or leasing a temporary warehouse space is a quick and easy solution for businesses that need extra space. If your employees are constantly fighting over a small area to work in, they will welcome the space to stretch out.

If you’re in retail, an interior designer, or a shipping environment overflowing with back stock, extra space could be a lifesaver. The seasonal stock that gets in the way of everyday operations could be a perennial headache for your staff. You could allow everyone to work more efficiently without all that extra stock in the way.

Get your temporary warehouse tailored to the exact size and specifications you need or make it a little bigger to accommodate growth.

2. A Fast and Simple Solution

Getting a temporary warehouse space is an efficient solution to meet your storage needs. Rather than signing some long-term and binding lease, your warehouse space could be set up relatively quickly.

If you’re considering building an extension or finding a new location, you could be searching for months for the perfect fit. Meanwhile, your warehouse workers will continue to be under the stress of limited space. You’ll have to speak to planning commissions, dealing with city or state regulators if you want to build something permanent. Most of these concepts won’t apply when you’re putting together your temporary space. You’ll be able to get what you need without having to be held up by paperwork and regulations.

Whether you’re expanding or need the extra space while you reshuffle, you can ensure your needs are met ASAP.

3. Adaptability

Sometimes you need temporary storage for a particular project, seasonal sale, or a new client. Other times, your permanent space will be adequate for your needs. In this case, you’ll need to have a warehouse that can be set up and taken down as needed.

Temporary warehouses allow you to quickly get the space you need when and where you need it. If you’re working on an off-site or contracted project, you might need temporary storage for supplies or workspace. A temporary workspace could be moved to a different location as your needs change. Once a project is finished, you can take your temporary warehouse down and store it until you need it again. As many industries see a wide fluctuation, yours might be better aided by a temporary solution for your warehouse needs.

4. Extend what you have

Perhaps you’ve got a great facility but need to add an extension to accommodate new products or a new way of working. Along with temporary space, you can have an extension added that allows your facility to accommodate climate-controlled storage. Especially for those in the art industry, a walk-in chilled area for an upcoming event or project could allow your business to expand and keep your customers happy with the variety you offer.

You could also have an insulated roof or walls installed if your product or climate has seen shifts recently. Extensions allow you to accommodate a changing industry and change customer needs without the stressful and expensive moving process.

5.You’ve just experienced growth

Industries are in flux; perhaps you’ve been working for decades in a given industry that has had a steady customer flow but suddenly need has spiked. This could be the case for manufacturing or even retail outlets.

Public taste is fickle, and there’s no way to suddenly know what will fulfill the needs for changing public tastes. If you have a need for more storage and more space for your growing business, you might want to pump the brakes. While you welcome changes, you’ve weathered them before and have reason to be skeptical.

This is where a temporary warehouse solution comes in. A temporary space allows you to take growth at the pace you feel is appropriate without jumping into buying or renting a new space. The rug could be pulled out tomorrow, leaving you with an insane lease you can’t get out of.

Choose a temporary solution to pace your growth carefully.

6. Get the design you need

For different industries, you might find a curved roof or partially open facility. Rather than taking a jackhammer to your existing building, a temporary space could be suited to the needs that you have.

If you’re adding new welding, fabrication, or woodshop to your facility, you could have specific ventilation needs not met by your current warehouse. Temporary space will allow you this flexibility without the high cost of installing HVAC or permanent ventilation systems.

A temporary warehouse makes growth possible.

For some businesses, you can only be as successful as your space allows you to be. Growth in every industry is an absolute essential. A limited space could keep you from taking your business to the next level if you’re ready to explore the potential warehouse extensions and solutions to your space problem.

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