Setting goals to create more space for your retail business sounds like something you should do, but what are the necessary steps you should take to get there? Here we’ll discuss the difference between mobile shelving and traditional static shelving and how making the switch could save you space and generate more revenue.
While traditional static shelving can be budget-friendly in a start-up or small retail space, implementing a more efficient mobile storage stockroom will allow for more inventory to be stored in the same space. Shelving is installed on mobile carriages and tracks creating a mobile shelving unit that glides almost effortlessly along the track. The standard and heavy duty manual carriages are ideal for filing, apparel, shoe and handbag storage, and “small-box” storage. The maximum carriage length for manual carriages is 12′ long with an overall weight capacity of 3,000 lbs. When you are storing heavier items, the mechanical-assist carriage will allow you to move loads up to 48,000 lbs on a 48’ long carriage. A mobile storage configuration eliminates fixed aisles between static shelving units allowing for additional mobile shelving units to be put in that empty space. As a result, your storage capacity can increase by as much as 80%! More inventory means more revenue for your business!
Consider Different Shelving Options
Rivet Style Shelving is the ideal solution for typical retail stockrooms. It’s strength and adjustability allow for optimal flexibility to store an assortment of goods from folded and hanging apparel to housewares and boxed items. Each shelf has a weight capacity of 400-600 pounds (depending on size). If your business is housing heavier items, Bulk Rack Shelving may be the best choice. It allows clear and convenient access from the front or rear. Each unit can handle load capacities up to 10,000 pounds.
Creating Efficient Work Flow
Once you’ve implemented mobile storage racks, now it’s time to consider shelving and safety accessories to further optimize productivity and streamline your workflow. Shelving accessories like shelf dividers, dry erase boards and pegboard panels help organize your stockroom to make items accessible and easy to locate. Safety accessories like the anti-drift mechanism or posi-lock brake, track end stops, bumper extenders, and the manual handle all help maintain the safe operation of mobile shelving and help ensure employee safety.
Pipp Mobile provides a free floor plan design, which is a great way to get started! Our experienced account managers will design your stockroom the most cost-effective way possible while maximizing the available space for storage. We will also provide you with a capacity analysis to illustrate the gain from traditional stock shelving and high-density mobile shelving.
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