Articles in the “retail” category

How Action Storage Shelving Can Be Used to Store Retail Stock More Efficiently

In today’s economy, with inflation rates soaring and consumers looking for better deals, retailers need to become more competitive if they want to bring in more customers and grow their businesses. One of the best ways to do this is through effective marketing. Advertising your business lets customers know who you are and what you have to offer. It can be expensive and, in many cases, hit or miss, but effective marketing techniques can generate incredible results when done properly.

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3 Reasons to Book a Site Survey Before Investing in Storage Solutions

Whether you’re having a set of school lockers installed or you’re kitting out your retail stockroom with space-saving shelving systems, working on a tailored solution is essential to ensure you get the most value for money – and arranging a site survey will make sure you start with your best foot forward.

In today’s post, we’ll be looking into three key reasons you should book a site survey before you invest in storage solutions.

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Plastic Lockers vs. Metal Lockers: Finding the Storage Solution for You

When you’re searching for a secure storage solution, the many benefits of both plastic lockers and metal lockers can mean it’s difficult to know what’s the best storage solution for your environment. Both locker types have distinct benefits, but in today’s post, we’ll be looking into the key advantages of each – so that you can make an informed decision and select the right fit for your organisation.

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How to Find Your Ideal Retail Shopfitter

You have the perfect vision for a retail site, now all you need is a shopfitter. But how do you find a shopfitting company that can realise your dream and get happy shoppers queueing around the block? What should you be looking for? Where do you even begin?

As a retail storage company, we work with shopfitters every day, and we’ve learnt a lot about what makes a great shopfitting company. Today we’re going to share some of what we’ve learnt in a simple seven step process that’ll help you choose the ideal retail shopfitter.

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10 Inventory Management Techniques That Will Cut Your Costs

Imagine a set of business decisions that could slash your costs and boost return on investment, profits and return on sales. Though the jury is still out on a perfect correlation, at least fifteen studies in the past twenty years have suggested a positive link between tighter inventory management and business performance.

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VED Analysis – The Ultimate Guide to Inventory Classification

Whether you’re managing a heaving warehouse or a humble shop stockroom, inventory classification is a valuable tool that can take your inventory management to the next level. At its heart, grouping inventory or stock is a powerful way to determine the value of stored items to your business, improving transparency, speeding up storage tasks and enabling informed decision making.

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ABC Analysis – The Ultimate Guide to Inventory Classification

Whether you’re managing a heaving warehouse or a humble shop stockroom, inventory classification is a valuable tool that can take your inventory management to the next level. At its heart, grouping inventory or stock is a powerful way to determine the value of stored items to your business, improving transparency, speeding up storage tasks and enabling informed decision making.

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20 Inventory Management Questions You Should Be Asking

Despite the increasing popularity of lean inventory management techniques, the ratio of stock to output in UK companies has remained mostly static for the past 20 years. In the US, inventories to sales have actually been steadily increasing since the 2008 financial crash:


This decline in inventory performance should strike business owners as an opportunity. Research suggests there is a positive link between effective inventory management and financial performance, which shouldn’t be much of a surprise. Lean inventory practices may not be right for all, but companies that encourage agility across the supply chain can reduce days in inventory while increasing service levels.

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A business’s inventory is one of its most valuable assets, and effectively managing it can often mean the difference between success and catastrophic failure. Many smaller businesses adopt an ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ mentality, relying on tried and true inventory management strategies. It’s understandable, but reconsidering your approach can reap enormous benefits when coupled with sound advice.

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Mobile Shelving Is the Way Forward

For all you retailers out there, Christmas stock can always be difficult to store. With the growing number of customers hitting stores year in and year out, the need to replenish stock is becoming ever increasing. One of the fundamental principles at Action Storage is to help our clients maximise their storage space through the most efficient method possible. We do this by sending out our qualified team who advise and generate ideas that are unique and suitable for your desired area.

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