Any customer who has taken the time to come to a store doesn’t want to hear that what they want to buy is out of stock. The same can be said for a customer ordering something online. There are just too many other options for them to shop at. This is why it is important to make sure your inventory storeroom is as organized as it can be. Only then can you keep your supply chain stocked. Here are some tips to put into action that can make your storeroom work better:
Use the Right Storage Units
This might seem like a no-brainer: You put up shelves and then add boxes. But there is a wide array of storage units that you might find are more beneficial for your type of business. Would shelves with drawers be more efficient? What about hanging racks? Maybe a combination of many types would be better for your storeroom. You should always stay on top of developments in this area.
Make Use the Vertical Space Safely
Your storage should go as high as possible with regard to shelving but only if it is safe. A rolling staircase is much safer for employees than ladders. Forklifts can be a help if the space is big enough but you need a very experience forklift operator to successfully pull items off the highest shelf without toppling things over. Just think it through.
Get Rid of Old Inventory
It would be great if you were constantly selling out of every item in your inventory list. The reality is that some items are going to sell better than others. And there will be items that aren’t selling at all. For the sake of efficiency, you have to decide if you’re going to keep holding onto those things you can’t get rid of. After trying to sell them at a discount, you might just have to take the loss but that doesn’t mean you have to hold onto those things. The same can be said for returned or damaged pieces. Do you need to keep those?
When you have a lot to get rid of unwanted inventory in your storeroom, it is time to hire Junk King St. Petersburg. The two workers assigned to this task by Junk King are experienced at lifting and loading objects of any size or weight. When you put Junk King St. Petersburg to work clearing your storeroom a lot of space is going to open up.