Business Expenses You Can Eliminate With Warehouse Rental

For small to medium businesses efficient inventory storage and material handling can be the difference between rapid growth or impending failure. The traditional “brick and mortar” warehouse and many self-storage options can add expenses and human resource burdens that a growing business, or one in a downsizing cycle, simply can’t afford to bear.

Business Expenses You Can Eliminate With Warehouse Rental

Adequate storage space is just one element of warehousing logistics. A comprehensive warehouse solution also takes into account the costs of physically moving product through the supply chain as well as providing secure storage for inventory. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the monthly bills which will never cross your desk again with the warehousing, shipping, and receiving solutions available to you at Warehouses Plus.

Forklift Expenses

Buying

A new forklift falls into the $15,000 to $35,000 range. The higher the lifting capacity and reach, the higher the cost, according to this post at adaptalift. Add $2,000 to $5,000 if you buy an electric forklift for the battery charger. As the new owner, you’re also responsible for service and maintenance expenses if the machine breaks down.

Renting

Renting a forklift can cost between $750 and $4,500 per month, again depending upon reach and lifting capacity, according to the report at costowl.com. The price will also be affected by service plans and pick-up/drop-off fees. That amounts to $9,000 per year for the smallest forklift and a whopping $54,000 for companies moving heavyweight product.

Forklift Operators

Let’s not forget another costly recurring expense. Whether you buy or rent, the forklift requires an operator on the payroll. According to Glassdoor, you’re looking at an average base pay of $29,356 per year for a forklift operator in the Dallas Fort-Worth area.

Warehouse Expenses

Energy Usage

Warehouses in the US spend an average of 70 cents/square foot on energy expenses, split about evenly for natural gas and electricity usage. Heating and lighting account for 64% of usage, and some warehouses can eat up over 10% of revenue in energy costs alone.

Operational Expenses

These are the expenses incurred for shipping and receiving personnel, warehouse supervision, repairs and maintenance, security, facility supplies, insurance, and taxes. These expenses need to be met regardless of whether or not the warehouse is being utilized at full capacity. In a down-cycle, a business may find itself supporting the warehouse rather than the warehouse supporting the business, as revenue is drawn off to pay for empty space.

Warehouse Rental With Warehouses Plus

At Warehouses Plus our warehousing solutions are available on a monthly basis providing the inventory management versatility businesses need in today’s highly competitive and always dynamic market environment. We offer warehouse rental units, commercial storage, and distribution services to suit your needs whether you’re storing twenty pallets or a hundred. We have some of the lowest monthly rates available in the Dallas Fort Worth area, so don’t hesitate to contact us for warehouse solutions which can lower your overhead and increase your profits today.

Why Warehouse Storage is a Great Option for Your Business

For businesses of all sizes, managing raw materials, inventory, and finished products can be a challenge. Due to the continued fluctuation of demand for products during the year, the amount of storage that one business will need can vary considerably from one month to the next. For those that are in need of a storage solution, leasing a warehouse could be a great option as it can provide a number of different benefits.

Warehouse Storage

Flexibility

One of the advantages of leasing a warehouse for storage is that it will provide you with a lot of flexibility. If your business is seasonal, there is a chance that you will only need to have the additional storage for one or two months per year. When you rent a warehouse, you will be able to choose from a variety of different lease term options to ensure you are obligated to pay the rental charge only when you need it.

Custom Size

Another advantage of leasing a storage warehouse is that you will be able to find a size that works for you. The size of a storage unit can vary considerably. This means that you will be able to find one that meets the needs of your organization without having to spend extra to lease space that you do not need. Also, if your organization is growing, you will likely have the ability to switch into a larger space in the future.

Quality Control

Finally, a warehouse can help to keep your merchandise or other products in great condition. A warehouse can be completely climate controlled and covered. This will help to reduce the risk of damage due to weather. The warehouse is also very secure, which prevents the risk of theft or vandalism.

If you are in need of a storage solution, you should contact us to learn more about our warehouses and the options that we could provide to you.

Meeting the Challenges of Inventory Management

Inventory Management Fundamentals

Inventory management is a precise balancing act which can mean the difference between profit or loss for your business in any given month. Poor inventory forecasting or even unanticipated changes in consumer trends can leave you with carrying costs that are sure to result in significant profit leakage.

Meeting the Challenges of Inventory Management

At the other end of the market spectrum, a surge in demand can lead to “overselling” and your business finds itself in the position where it can’t supply the higher demand, missing an opportunity to optimize profits. Delays in fulfillment can have negative effects on your business reputation which can be difficult to overcome in today’s competitive marketplaces.

ABC Inventory Analysis

Prioritizing products with this simple but effective procedure is a basic inventory management tool to classify three categories of your inventory.

  • A) Products of highest value with low sales frequency
  • B) Moderate value products with moderate sales frequency
  • C) Low-value products with a high frequency of sales

Using ABC analysis to categorize inventory helps you determine the optimal carrying cost. You can avoid incurred costs for category A by ordering more frequently as opposed to paying for storage while waiting for the occasional sale. If you’re using Warehouses Plus rental units you’ll have the month-to-month storage versatility to adjust capacity to meet demands for your B and C inventory categories.

Accurate inventory forecasting is based on the history of past demands. Tracking orders and peak business cycles to predict future inventory needs from multiple partners, consumers, and suppliers can be a daunting task using offline spreadsheets. Investing in inventory management software to access real-time data is the best way to ensure accurate inventory forecasting according to this article for E-commerce enterprises at business2community.com. 

Inventory Solutions at Warehouses Plus

It’s easy to see how storage versatility can help you meet the demanding business challenges of inventory management. At Warehouses Plus our month-to-month rental units give you the inventory capacity you need without the hassles of signing leases and paying utility fees, so don’t hesitate to contact us.

Personal Sized Storage Areas

When you need extra storage, where is the first place you think to go? You probably think of going to a typical self storage unit. We would encourage you to rethink that. Here at Warehouses Plus, we offer a better alternative – for less.

Personal Sized Storage Areas

Mini Storage

Have you looked into leasing a storage unit, only to find out that you have to sign a contract for more than the amount of space you need, for longer than the time you need it? Instead of having to pay for a whole storage unit and sign a six month lease for it, come see us! At Warehouses Plus, we give you the option of personalizing the amount of space you need when all you have is a small number of items that need to be stored. And we offer month to month rentals instead of six month leases. In our warehouses we offer as much or as little storage as you need. Whether you are a startup business or an individual, we will provide a smaller space for you.

We can customize your rental space from the size of a single pallet, to about 6000 square feet. If you would like to see the space we offer, you could call us and schedule a time to look at it in person, or you can look online at our floor plan  from the comfort of your own home.

Not only do we offer variable spaces, but we also provide eight high loading docks, carts, and pallet jacks for your use. You can come as often as you need or want, and if you decide that you need more space we can arrange that too! We do our best to make your storage experience the best experience you could ever ask for.

So when you are ready to move your items into storage, contact us! Our staff is ready to make the move in process as easy for you as we can.

3 Ways Your Business Benefits From a Commercial Storage Warehouse

If you own a small business, then you understand the need to keep your customers happy. Sometimes this means being able to supply your customers with the products they want. Other businesses such as those in HVAC, plumbing, electrical, or roofing need to have an inventory of products at their disposal to keep the business going. However, with many startups, this can be challenging. As the customer base begins to grow, the need for a larger space to keep the inventory does too. This is where commercial storage helps your business. Here are 3 benefits of securing a commercial storage warehouse.

3 Ways Your Business Benefits From a Commercial Storage Warehouse

Space

Have as much space as you need – or as little – in which to store your inventory. When you secure a commercial warehouse, you get a customized space for all your items. On top of that, you even get pallets, pallet jacks, and carts to use for all your deliveries.

Convenience

A commercial warehouse that stores your inventory will be available to accept all your shipping deliveries. You won’t have to be inconvenienced with dealing with the shipment loads. Commercial warehouse storage facilities will unload your pallets and place them safely in the unit. Never worry about rearranging your schedule to meet delivery trucks when you have the convenience of a commercial storage warehouse.

Savings

Just because your business is expanding doesn’t mean you want to spend up all the profits getting a larger building. And you don’t have to. You won’t need to upsize your building if you store your inventory in a commercial warehouse. This puts more money in your pocket.

If you want to continue to grow your business and keep the profits, then consider a commercial storage facility. At Warehouses Plus, we have just the storage space you need, plus you’ll have the convenience of inventory management. Our team works to provide you with customized services. Contact us today for more information about our incredibly cost-effective rates!

Need A Storage Solution For Shipping and Receiving?

Your Distribution Partner

We are Warehouses Plus, and our name says it all. We provide the warehouse space you need at an affordable rate which keeps your storage overhead to a minimum, but we don’t stop there. The “Plus” comes into play with our distribution and delivery services, which we offer specifically tailored to your shipping and receiving needs.

Combined Storage and Distribution Solutions

Affordable storage space solves one of the problems of inventory management in a dynamic business world. The next challenge to be met is the logistics, the moving of product from manufacturers and suppliers to customers or clients. Incoming inventory needs to be received and accounted for responsibly and outgoing shipments need to be delivered in a timely manner to maintain customer satisfaction and future profitability.

Need A Storage Solution For Shipping and Receiving?

All too frequently, businesses miss out on growth opportunities because they don’t have the labor force available to confidently meet new distribution demands. Now there is no need to limit your business growth due to a lack of manpower for proper distribution. When you partner with Warehouses Plus we can set up a distribution program to precisely match your frequency of outbound shipments and incoming inventory.

We can help you efficiently handle load sizes ranging from full truckloads of palletized product to single pallets, whether they are incoming or outgoing. We can help you meet the delivery needs of all your clients or customers whether they are wholesale, retail, or drop shipping.

Warehouses Plus Covers the Dallas-Fort Worth Region

We cover the entire Dallas-Fort Worth region for local deliveries, and we even handle shipping container off-loading. If you’re looking for a reliable distribution partner to keep up with your growing business we’ll be happy to find the best individualized solution for your company. We don’t use a “one-size-fits-all” approach. We contract on a case-by-case basis to offer you the detailed service your individual company needs for maximum profitability, so don’t hesitate to contact us for all your warehousing and distribution needs large or small.

Versatile Warehouse and Distribution Solutions

Storage Solutions For All Sizes Large or Small

At Warehouses Plus we offer a wide range of storage and service options whether you need to store one pallet or hundreds. We work with each individual customer to provide the most suitable warehousing and distribution services to meet the needs of businesses large and small.

From warehouse rental units for growing businesses with expanding inventories to companies with the most demanding commercial bulk storage requirements, we offer month-to-month public warehousing contracts with some of the best rates available in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Storage can be combined with distribution or delivery services for the ultimate package to meet your company’s specific warehouse needs.

Versatile Warehouse and Distribution Solutions

Warehousing On Demand: The ALL Business Solution

Businesses are dynamic and so are their storage needs. Whether you’re a startup with a rapidly expanding inventory or your business is in a downsizing cycle and you need off-site storage, our warehouse rental units can provide the versatility your business needs without getting bogged down by long-term leases, utility bills, and other fees.

Before you pay more for less at a self-storage facility, take a look at the benefits of our warehouse rental units including:

  • Common loading dock area with 8 dock high bays.
  • Pallet jacks and carts provided for your use
  • Come and go as required to manage your inventory

We can design a warehouse rental unit ranging from 600 to 6000 square feet, custom fit for your size requirements. With month-to-month versatility, you can adjust your “warehouse on demand” to keep your storage capacity in line with current business cycles.

Warehouses Plus 86K Square ft. Facility

We said we provide the “all business solution” for storage and we’ve got 86K square feet to ensure that your warehousing needs can be met when your company needs high volume, heavy duty bulk storage. Our facility has the heavy handling equipment to easily move and store heavy or oversized items.

Best of all, you pay only for the square footage you use or by the number of pallets on hand each month. Provide us with a list of the items you need to store with their sizes and weights and we’ll be happy to send you a firm quote within 24 hours.

At Warehouses Plus we are dedicated to providing warehouse and distribution services which keep your overhead down and your profit margin up, so don’t hesitate to contact us.