Preparing For The Xmas Influx Of Pallet Storage
Dealing with an influx of stock during the seasonal period can be difficult. You have to try and make sure that you are continually dealing with the increased demands of customers as a retailer and various logistical challenges.
When you’ve successfully managed your inventory and figured out that you need more of a particular item, the demand for overflow space becomes even more apparent; without the extra space, you’re sure to fall behind during a critical period. And by outsourcing this requirement to a logistics company with experience in this area and busy periods then this may be a solution to this issue which people haven’t considered, that allows for the secure storage and management of excess goods. Let’s explore it here and now.
How To Prepare your Storage Needs and Keep Up With The Holiday Demands?
It’s not an easy task to keep up with the demands of a holiday season, because suddenly there’s an increased demand for pretty much everything. In the summer season, companies selling gardening equipment, BBQ’s etc have to prepare well in advance with their stock ordering from suppliers based on their previous years sales to decide which items to purchase more of, ensuring that there is no shortfall during the peak purchasing months to avoid a loss of profit at their peak periods. Therefore, you have to be smart in how you manage this excess stock. For many, overflow pallet storage is considered to be the way forward.
Storing Your Pallets – Cost Effective Solutions
If you’ve already got pallet storage, then you know it’s already a cost-effective and safe way to store goods. With you only paying for however many pallets are stored or handled on weekly or monthly basis. But overflow storage often outsourced to a third party logistics company can also be hugely beneficial to you.
There’s a couple of different benefits to outsourcing your pallet storage during the seasonal period. Naturally, it’s a more cost-effective solution than trying to rent yourself a whole new warehouse or even rent space in a warehouse as you may not know how many pallets will be in and out during this period. Overflow pallet storage allows you to work with the rise and fall of volumes of stock and keeps costs down when they’re not needed. Furthermore, it’s a much more flexible way of handling overflow goods. You have a much broader selection of prices, places and spaces, which is always beneficial to a busy company but be prepared by having logistics companies you have spoken to in mind to contact prior to your requirements as many others may have the same idea and have taken the space. Christmas time in particular are busy periods for warehousing companies and their space is in huge demand from both small and larger businesses all looking to place their stock with both competitively priced and well organised warehouse companies. Having overflow storage also gives you time to focus on your business. Any company who’s been working with pallet storage for a while knows that warehousing logistics and solutions can be a challenge at the best of times – never mind when you’ve got a seasonal holiday coming up and a lot of overflow stock to store.
It’s always important to remember that you need to have access to the stock to deliver it to customers too. If you’ve got all this extra stock on site, then your delivery drivers and workers are all going to be getting in each other’s way trying to get into the premises again to collect more goods. However, if you have premises somewhere else where overflow stock has been placed, you can either outsource the picking and packing to the logistics companies team to carry out on site or inform them each time your delivery drivers need to collect a pallet so that they can have it ready for collection when needed saving time for all involved.
Overall, pallet storage during the seasonal period can be a challenge, but it’s easier to manage if you take the time to invest in outsourcing a storage facility for your overflow stock. Having the extra facility as a temporary measure means that you are keeping overall costs down, preparing for the exciting time which is a seasonal holiday, and also keeping up with the demands of your customers. Give us a call to see how we can help with your warehousing and distribution during this period.