Tips for Choosing the Right Public Warehouse for Your Inventory Needs
If you’re looking for a public warehouse, whatever the reason, there are a number of important factors to consider. Here are some tips to help you find one that’s right for you.
The first thing to do is to analyze the location. One of the main advantages of using a public warehouse is that it does not confine you to a single geographic location as using your own facility would. Make a visit to the facility and examine the standards of maintenance and cleanliness.
Check Support Services
Public warehouses don’t just store your inventory. Think about what type of support services you may need and make sure that the warehouse has the technology in place, for example you may need:
- flexible storage space
- the option to switch to a long-term contract
- e-commerce integration
- bar code scanned order management
- online reporting
- cross-dock operations
- freight brokerage
Ask the warehouse executives for independent sources who have used their facilities. Contact with them and find out about their experience with the warehouse. Don’t forget to talk to other respected representatives within the industry to get their take on the warehouse you’re considering. Also, remember to ask your preferred warehouses to provide you with information on how they have handled products such as yours in the past.
At Bonded Service our expert team has been providing public warehousing for more than half a century. Contact us today to find out how we can help you store your products in our safe environment and to consult with us about the support services we provide.