Nowadays, nearly everyone has access to the internet in their home and work lives, for everything from socialising to shopping. Because of this, whole new breeds of entrepreneur have been born. One of the most common online businesses that has spawned from the internet is online shops. Websites such as Ebay, Amazon and Etsy have created a starting point which is accessible to anyone wanting to give online selling a go. It is a very competitive world but if you have the right product at the right price you could find yourself going from selling a few of your unwanted bits on Ebay to running your very own online empire.
So if like most people before you, you have been running your online shop from your spare bedroom, at some point if everything goes to plan, you will need space for stock and will outgrow your space. But what do you do if you are not quite ready for your own warehouse or to be tied into a lease with expensive business rates? What if you don’t want to put someone else in charge of your own stock coming and going? That is quite a big jump from your spare bedroom. This is where self storage really comes into its own.
Self storage is a place where you can rent your own private space for storing your stock. You can choose from a variety of different sizes. You can start small and rent bigger as you grow. Only you have access to your space and you can access it whenever you need, as often as you need. You treat it as an extension of your spare bedroom. You don’t pay business rates, you can deduct the cost from your taxable income, you can move in straight away, the minimum stay is 4 weeks and you only need to give 2 weeks notice to leave. If you choose a good self storage facility, they can become a really valuable part of your business, helping you to choose the right sized unit so you are not paying more than you need to and reserving bigger units for when you feel you will be ready to move up.
At Tortoise Storage in Knowsley, we have designed our set up to make it as easy and accessible for our customers as possible. You can drive right up to your unit and come and go at any time between 6am and 11pm. So you don’t need to worry if you have to work late getting packages ready to send off.
We take security very seriously. Particularly at the start of an online business you are quite vulnerable. If you have stock to store, you have spent precious money on it and you are relying on the sale of that stock to keep your business alive. Most self storage facilities will be more secure than your spare bedroom could be. At Tortoise Storage we have a 2.4m high perimeter fence, automatic keypad entry gate, floodlighting, 24 hour monitored CCTV, tannoy and outdoor alarm system. And that is before you even get to your container. We provide all of our customers with a brand new, unique solid steel block lock padlock which slots perfectly inside the container’s lock box.
So whether you are selling whiskey or whisks, we admire your entrepreneurship massively and hope that one day, we can be a valuable part of your journey to internet takeover!
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