The Importance of Storage During Lockdown for Businesses in Dorset

Posted on February 13, 2021 by Peter Donaldson
The Importance of Storage During Lockdown for Businesses in Dorset

The end of this phase of the lockdown is due to happen on the 8th of March with lot of business owners keeping a close eye on any updates. Many businesses in Dorset and throughout the UK remain sceptical about whether this will go ahead. It feels a lot lie déjà vu and it raises a question – what should companies do to prepare in the event of an extension?

The best way to mitigate any concerns you’re having regarding further restrictions is with proactive planning. Using storage can help protect your work’s equipment, goods, and materials, rather than leaving them unattended. It’s also possible to start thinking about finding a cheaper workspace and coupling it with a storage service. In this blog, we’ll discuss some tips and ideas for you to consider and are just as applicable after the lockdown ends.  

The Business Sector Took Some Heavy Blows During the Lockdown – 

If 2020 was the unprecedented year of the pandemic, we hope that 2021 provides greater hope for returning to some form of normality. While the vaccines are likely to affect things like hospital admissions positively, it will take much longer for the economy to improve. The previous year’s financial devastation for businesses is likely to see a slow but steady recovery.

It will mean a lot of community spirit and action to help local businesses get back on their feet. Buying produce and obtaining services from local businesses is an excellent way to do your part. But it also depends on what happens in March and people are rightly uneasy with the prospect of another lockdown extension.

That’s why it’s a good idea for business owners to start preparing for this eventuality now, even if it’s just getting quotes for services. You’ll have everything in place in the event of more restrictions. And Instore Storage will help you through the process, making it simpler to book a storage unit. Plus, you’ll have a free quotation at hand with all the costs and services in detail.

No one wants to think of the prospect of more lockdowns, but it’s a reality we’re now learning to cope with. With enough preparation, there’s nothing the Dorset business community can’t handle. And by working with us, your company’s valuables will be safe and secure, ready for you to return to full operations soon.

Self Storage for Companies Who Need Regular Access – 

If your business requires regular access and the ability to load quickly, then Instore’s Business Self Storage package is ideal for your needs. Our storage unit has a drive-up feature, which makes it efficient and straightforward to park and unload. This is why a lot of e-commerce and courier companies use this service. It’s easy loading and unpacking, giving you a quick turnaround. Furthermore, you get to access your self storage unit whenever you need to, during our business hours.

Instore Storage’s packages are below-market rates, making it an affordable option for your company to secure its valuable items. Some of our business clients rent more than one unit if they require separate spaces for their goods and equipment. Flexibility is essential in our industry, and we’ll do everything possible to accommodate specific needs.

Self storage interacts with a man and van service for businesses who need local distribution and warehousing on a budget. Using a self-storage unit for all your stock provisions, leaving you with an option to find cheaper office or workspaces to trim your outgoings further. And for a lot of companies, this year will mean a lot of financial rebalancing.

Opting for Affordable Container Storage for Long-Term Needs – 

Every company has different storage needs, which is why Instore has a selection of services to choose from. One of the benefits of using a container storage unit is the cost, with prices starting at as little as £14 per week. You won’t find storage rates lower than this, and you’ll always get a superior level of customer service.

The only issue when considering container storage is limitations to how much you can access your items. These units are sealed and stacked on top of each other, and additional charges might apply for accessing several times within a specific time period. That’s why we recommend self storage to anyone who needs regular access.

At Instore Storage, we pride ourselves on our ability and drive to promote flexibility.  We will work with you to try and accommodate any amendments to your storage package. And it’s also possible to upgrade or downsize your storage unit’s size if your circumstances change. You’ll always find assistance when you visit our branch, and we encourage feedback.

Our Removals Service for Collecting Your Items –

Instore has a range of services that cater to most businesses and households, making it possible to get everything you need from one provider. We have multiple removals and storage options for you to choose from, making it possible to provide you with an exact package to fit your needs. From your first inquiry, you’ll notice that our staff are cheerful and knowledgeable, and we go out of our way to make things easier for you.

If you don’t have a suitable vehicle to transport your items to storage, there’s no need to worry. We will send over our removal’s team to collect everything for you. Moreover, we can provide you with a packing service, in addition to creating an inventory of your items. That way, you’ll know experts with handling experience are taking care of your goods and tools.

Using one company for both a removal and storage service offers excellent value for money. You’ll also be able to delegate a lot of the work to us to handle. This should free you up to take on other important tasks while we oversee and deliver a successful relocation. And that’s why we have repeat customers who use us again for their next relocation and other services.

A Focus on Covid-19 Health and Safety Protocols –

Instore Storage’s Covid-19 Health Policy ensures we meet the highest standards of cleanliness during each different phase of the pandemic response. Now that we’re potentially heading towards the end of this lockdown, we will still continue to use this resource to continue attaining the safest storage in Dorset. Additionally, we will provide updates on any significant developments to how we operate when introducing them.

This health and safety policy is a commitment to our customers and staff. It aims to promote the highest standards of cleanliness and sanitisation, with a view of preventing any new infections of Covid-19. While we understand how vital storage is, it must always be done safely and within the government’s guidelines and the World Health Organisation.

For every job, every team member regularly washes or sanitises their hands, which includes before arrival and throughout the day. Instore Storage provides our team’s with PPE equipment and hand sanitiser. We wipe down any surfaces or frequently touched objects with disinfectant wipes. We also suggest booking a professional cleaning service for removals jobs, which we can provide a referral for.

We’re also taking inquiries and bookings from online video platforms. Video quoting, via WhatsApp, Facetime, Skype or Zoom, is how we offer quotes. We can conduct in-person meetings where necessary, but we’re trying to limit them. These measures will help reduce any risks of infection without causing any issues with the services we offer. We will always be available to discuss your relocation by phone, email, or on one of the video platforms.

Always Use Online Reviews for Excellent Customer Service –

The Instore team strives to achieve the highest level of customer service for everyone we work with. Our range of storage and removals services offer the best in service delivery in Dorset. We frequently move people outside of the county to destinations all over the UK. We employ experts who have superior handling skills to treat everything with the utmost care and attention.

None of this would be possible without the team members here at Instore. Our onsite staff are always available to assist with unpacking or advice. We make sure they have the tools necessary to make things run smoothly. And it’s then a case of creating enough storage and removals options to cover every base.

It’s now even easier for people to research who they book for a service before committing. Google Live and Trustpilot allow the previous customer to leave a rating out of five, in addition to a written review. You should always check out a company’s online reviews to take advantage of this. We’re proud to say we go above and beyond for our clients because customer service is vital to how we operate.

Instore Storage – Dorset’s Favourite Business Storage Providers –

Instore Storage works with thousands of businesses every year in Dorset and the surrounding areas. We understand the plight of everyone during these challenging times. That’s why we do everything within our power to make our customers lives easier. Our prices remain low to ensure you receive the service you need and can find suitable storage space. And we believe that it’s possible to enjoy excellent customer care and affordable storage services.

Many individuals and businesses in Dorset want to lower their expenses, especially with the potential of local lockdowns hurting our pockets. For the small business owners, this might be the time to look into alternative workplaces to see if you can reduce your expenses. If you’re in the unfortunate position of an unexpected relocation, don’t worry, we have the right package to move you in emergencies.

If you’re thinking about what you can do to prepare for a lockdown extension, please contact us today. We will walk you through our range of storage and removals services, including a free, no-obligation quote.