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6 Easy, Affordable Business Expansion Ideas Using Storage Containers for Sale

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Storage containers for sale are an easy, affordable way to expand your business without the hassle and expense of building more space.

You need enough room for your products to quickly meet your customers’ expectations and respond to any sudden market changes. Otherwise, you have to get rid of excess inventory, let it build up and clutter your workspace, or both. But getting rid of inventory costs you money and time — now and when you need to repurchase them later — and clutter lowers productivity.

Constructing additional space is a logical next step, but you may not have the money, time, energy and resources to go through the long, complicated process of getting permits, hiring crews and waiting for it to finish.

Using storage containers for sale to expand your business is an affordable, easy way to increase revenue and productivity, while saving money, time and stress.

A steel container adds 320 square feet of space to your existing location. It doesn’t cost you tens of thousands of dollars or take months for construction. Plus, you can bring it with you whenever you’re ready to move to or open another location. So, you won’t keep running into the same growing pains again and again.

In this article, we’ll tell you some of the many ways you can use storage containers for sale for business expansion.

6 Business Expansion Ideas Using Storage Containers for Sale

1. Use Custom Paint to Beautify Your Space

A freight container might not match the appearance of your building, so you may be worried about how it will look to your customers.

Luckily, storage containers for sale don’t have to be plain metal. You can even use your steel container to enhance the appearance of your building. This helps you impress your customers while gaining additional business space.

Custom paint your storage container to match your building or brand colors. Or get creative and add a mural to beautify your space.

2. Add Your Logo for 24/7 Advertising

Custom painting your storage container isn’t only for appearances. Keeping it plain risks missing out on a valuable opportunity to grow your business as well.

You can use the exterior of your shipping container for advertising. The extra signage gives you a time-proven, inexpensive and high-impact way of spreading awareness of your brand. Plus, you still get to use the interior for your business expansion. So, you get to draw in more customers, while increasing productivity — it’s a win-win.

Paint your logo, business name, contact information or offers onto the outside of your storage container to spread the word about your business.

3. Use Roll Up Doors for Higher Efficiency

When your employees are constantly going in and out of your storage container, it’s tedious to unlock, open and relock the cargo doors over and over. But leaving the doors open between trips leaves you susceptible to theft.

Steel containers with roll up doors make access faster and easier, boosting efficiency and productivity without having to leave it open.

Add roll up doors to your storage container for everyday use. You can add up to six roll ups to one container depending on the size of your ISO container and desired doors.

4. Turn an Office/Storage Combo Container into a Break Room

Not having a break room hurts productivity and increases turnover but renovating your building to add a break room is expensive and time-consuming.

Some storage containers include office space too, making them the perfect affordable, fast and construction-free solution to your storage and break room needs. Commercial office/storage combo containers come with dedicated storage space along with a separate room with a renovated interior, HVAC system and electric hook ups.

Buy an office/storage combo container rather than a basic one to instantly solve your storage and office needs.

5. Maximize Storage Space with Double Doors

Standard storage containers only have doors on one side, so you have to leave a walkway to reach items in the back, reducing your storage space. Otherwise, you can only access recently stored items or have to spend precious time moving everything out of the way first.

Buying storage containers for sale with doors on both ends helps you access items from either side without a walkway, so you can store more. For even more efficiency, request a roll up door on the other end instead of another cargo door.

Choose a shipping container with doors on either end for access to both ends of the container without sacrificing space.

6. Take Your Investment with You

When you eventually move to a new location, you lose any add-ons to your building that you constructed. So, if you once again need more storage space, you have to make that investment all over again.

With storage containers, you can take your investment with you wherever you go, whenever you go. Plus, your products are already stored inside, so you don’t even have to unpack and repack it.

Use your portable container to make moving painless and cheaper.

As you can see, you don’t need to spend excessive money, time and energy on construction to expand your business environment. Storage containers for commercial use are an easy, budget-friendly way to expand and increase revenue and productivity without a hassle.

Learn more about why you should consider a portable container for your business.

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