You’ve got your eCommerce business all set up. Your website is up and running, you’ve got customers flocking in, and your business seems to be doing great. In fact, you might even be thinking of expansion.
But, can your current inventory storage options cope with the increased demand in storage and seamless delivery? Do you even want to deal with the clutter that comes with storing your inventory in your home or office space?
The best guess here is no. You don’t. So, what can you do about it? Get a warehouse space! Warehouses have been around for centuries. Ancient empires used them to store wine and grain. It’s no wonder this centuries’ old industry has evolved into what we have now. Let’s check out what a warehouse space can do for your eCommerce business.
Five Reasons Why Warehouse Space Is Best for eCommerce
1. Ecommerce Businesses Need a Lot of Room to Store Their Products
Regardless of what you’re selling, if you’re supplying to a large number of people, then you need an equally large space to house your inventory. This is especially crucial when you need to expand your business. After all, you wouldn’t want to miss out on cashing in on the big holiday shopping season just because you didn’t have enough space to store inventory, would you?
2. Loading Docks Are Great for Inventory Dropoff
Imagine having to carry all your inventory across the parking lot just because the delivery truck cant park in front of your store. This would result in lots of time wasted, not to mention the cost implications that come with hiring extra labor to get it done.
On the upside, you can always get a warehouse. The best thing about warehouses is that they come with a designated loading dock. So, the next time you get a delivery, you don’t have to go through all that hustle. You’ll get to save time, precious energy, and maybe a few bucks.
3. Warehouse Space Is Cheaper Than Office Space
In most cases, office spaces are located in urban areas with limited space and high demand. The resulting effect is higher prices per square foot. On the other hand, warehouses are located in less-populated areas where space demand is relatively low, thus resulting in lower costs per square foot.
4. Warehouse Space Has High Ceilings
Who doesn’t love high ceilings? We’re not talking about the aesthetic value but rather the space-saving benefits that come with high ceilings.
High ceilings allow you to stack your inventory in huge heaps, thus saving on floor space. This means that you can use relatively smaller floor space to store more inventory. Apart from the cost-saving benefits that come with leasing less space, piling up your inventory can also help you stay more organized.
5. Power Options Are Better
On average, office buildings consume more power than warehouses. In fact, a large 100,000 square foot office building consumes up to 20 kilowatt-hours. This results in huge utility bills that would otherwise be avoided if other power options were available.
On the other hand, Warehouses can be fitted with solar panels that are not only cost-efficient but also environmentally friendly. You’ll also never have to worry about a power outage when the grid goes down.
Ready for Your New Warehouse Space?
The right warehouse space for your e-commerce could just turn your business around. At Hardy Properties at Intercontinental, we manage numerous flexible warehouse spaces, including a business park in North Houston with 34 buildings that are suitable for both warehouse and office spaces. Contact us to explore this magnificent warehouse space and see your e-commerce flourishing.