The end of the year is always a busy time for retailers and an important one, especially when over 30% of all retail sales occur in the final quarter of the year.
This is hardly surprising; with so many important dates falling between October and December, it’s hard to keep up with the ever-changing demand for stock and replenishment. But where will you keep it all?
Out: Summer stock
The most popular night for children (and adults) of all ages to become anything they want to be, comes with a huge demand on storage space.
With everything including fake blood, an array of fancy dress costumes, party accessories and now even special effects equipment, this can take up a lot of space, but must be available at the drop of a top-hat.
Keep your Halloween stock to hand by moving your Summer treats to one of our secure storage units. This will keep it out of your way allowing you to keep your shop floor free for plastic cobwebs, scary contact lenses and a cackling witch (although you choose your staff, not us).
Fun fact: You can fit 305 pumpkins in one of our 20ft containers. Be sure to have a crop rotation system in place – could end up quite pungent.
Almost the instant the last trick-or-treater has taken the last of your sweets or thrown the last egg, the demand for fireworks sky-rockets (excuse the pun).
Over 150 public fireworks displays are set to take place in the days surrounding Bonfire Night and with thousands of spectators – at displays and from bedroom windows – come thousands of fireworks to marvel over.
The fireproof and watertight design of our storage containers – which all meet Fire Protection Association regulations – means they offer a safe way to store hazardous stock, with ‘double-sided’ protection to both contain and keep out harmful substances.
For years now, Mobile Mini has provided containers for fireworks suppliers to the big four supermarkets across the UK, keeping their firework stock safe and secure for up to six months.
Fun fact: You can fit 4,800,000 packets of sparklers in one of our 30ft containers.
Out: Everything else
Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a season and as such, it comes with a lot of stock to store.
With everything from decorations, clothes, novelties and food, it’s often difficult to comprehend just what you need – and how long for – until it’s all there, taking up space on your shop floor.
The last thing you need is to run out of your biggest selling product because you didn’t have the space to store extras. Or let people down because their online order can’t be fulfilled.
Our containers can make space for you to focus solely on Christmas stock and get everything else – securely – out of your way.
Fun fact: You can fit 64,000 baubles in one of our 40ft containers. Just be careful when you open the door.
In: Business as usual
Christmas always goes as often as it comes, leaving decorations and novelties that won’t be needed again until next year.
But that doesn’t mean that retail stops. New Year sales and clearances mean that anything that is in a state to be, can be sold and as such, you need as much space as possible to maximise on possible profit.
The container you’ve had in situ since October now becomes even more useful as a space to stocktake, organise what you can sell at a reduction, store what you will keep to sell full price next year and give your store more breathing space.
If you’re a retailer looking for somewhere to store your stuff, get in touch. We have branches across the country and our average lead time for a typical 20ft storage container is just two days, so we’re bound to have something to fit your needs.