Questions to Ask
Stock is the most crucial aspect in any trading company, regardless of whether you are a distributor and/or manufacturer. First, you need to understand the factors that will make it possible for you to secure warehouse space that suits your needs. A warehouse that is large enough may not be what your company requires. Before making a final decision, there are many factors to consider.
What commodities-specific facilities does it offer?
Different products have different characteristics. Food items can be perishable, and without proper facilities, they can become spoiled. You need to ensure that your warehouse is equipped with suitable storage facilities for your products. You should consider your products and what storage conditions they require before you choose a warehouse that won’t disappoint.
What are other services available besides storage?
Today’s warehouses offer more than storage. You will find warehouses that provide fulfillment and distribution services, as well as co-packing and trans-loading. You can rest assured that you have control over orders and fulfillment services with such warehouses. All you need is direct distribution. You can even make it easier by creating a supply chain proposal that you can customize to meet your requirements to find the best solution for your goods.
What size warehouse is it, and what impact does it have?
You can choose the storage options you have based on the size of your warehouse. To save space, most warehouses stack products on metal racks that run from floor to ceiling. This may not be the best option for all products. Although this may be more convenient, it could take up more space and limit the stock you can store at once. It is essential to keep in mind that while some warehouses are large enough for your business, others can be too big and could result in other customers sharing the space. If you are unsure if this is something that you would like to do, or if you prefer to pay for more space than you need, you should consider whether it is worth the extra cost.
You should always consider the long-term when choosing the right warehouse for you. This will ensure that you don’t end up with a warehouse you won’t be able to expand too soon. If you plan to rent, think about the possibility of expanding the warehouse.