Tips for choosing a business storage provider

4 tips for choosing a business storage provider

For a growing business, the need for extra space grows too. Looking for the right place to store equipment and inventory can take some thought and consideration. Although your garage or attic may seem fine for now, this may not be suitable for the long term. 

Self storage units are an ideal solution for small businesses in need of additional space.

Choosing a business storage provider that ticks all of the boxes can be a challenge. There are many options to choose from and different factors to consider.

Here are four tips for choosing a business storage provider that will best suit you.

1. Determine what you need to store

Before you begin looking for a business storage provider, you must first determine what things your business needs to store. This will help you to plan and consider how much space you will need and what features to have. For example, if you plan to store valuable items of stock you should consider a storage facility offering high security features such as CCTV and secured locked units.

2. Consider its location and accessibility

Finding a storage facility that is convenient and local to your business location will prove invaluable in the long run. It will save you time and hassle if you think you will need to visit your storage unit frequently. Also ensure that the facility remains easily accessible with easy in and out access arrangements.

3. Check the security measures

How safe and secure are the storage units? If you need to store expensive equipment or confidential documents, safety and security should be your top priority. Choose a provider that offers high levels of security such as PIN coded access, gated premises and CCTV security. It is important to check out exactly what features you’ll be getting because you can compare against local competitors.

4. Search the internet for reviews and recommendations

Once you’ve gathered a shortlist of suitable business storage facilities, check online recommendations and reviews. With the increasing use of the internet, companies are now more reliant than ever on online customer reviews. It goes without saying that a storage company with a positive reputation backed by good reviews is likely to be a better option than one with poor or mixed reviews.

To summarise, you should take time to do your research. Consider all of the factors above when choosing the best self storage facility for your business.

Bigfoot Self Storage is conveniently located just 5 minutes from Junction 16 of the M6, with easy access from both Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent. Offering a wide range of clean, dry and secure storage units for all business needs. Reserve your space with us today!

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