Does your company sell large quantities of a product? If so, then you may be able to benefit from public warehousing solutions. A full-service logistics provider should offer cross docking, pick-pack and contract packaging services, allowing clients to customize their own warehousing experience to meet their specific needs.
If you’re in need of more than dry storage, our services here at M&W Logistics include various ways of storing goods based on environmental needs. Public warehousing provides you with the spaces you need to keep your business running smoothly.
If you’re still unsure if your business would qualify for public warehousing needs, read on.
What is Public Warehousing?
Public warehouses are owned by a third-party business to offer short-term and long-term storage to commercial businesses, and charge them based on the amount of goods, duration stored, and any other services provided.
A public warehouse generally serves companies that sell large quantities of a product that needs to be stored based on environmental needs (dry storage, cold storage, humidity control, refrigeration, etc.). Many public warehousing companies offer multiple options as far as shipping methods and techniques.
Now that we’ve covered the basics, let’s dive into the top benefits to public warehousing:
- Requires No Capital Investment
- No Property Taxes
- Greater Flexibility
- Value-added Services
Requires No Capital Investment
A huge benefit to partnering with a public warehouse for your storage needs means no capital investment for your own company. When deciding where to store your product, your company may consider opening your own warehouse. However, this requires a lot of extra time and money to purchase capital and maintain your property. Additionally, your business will need to purchase safety equipment, storage racks, forklifts, and various other things to run your own warehouse smoothly. This is time and money your company may not have.
When you partner with a public warehouse, all of the infrastructure, equipment, and employees are already set in place for your needs. With no capital investment required, your company can save that extra time and cash on other needs within your business.
No Property Taxes
Generally speaking, when it comes to maintaining your own large warehouse, property taxes can become a huge expense. Failure to pay these taxes on time can result in fines and penalties, increasing the cost you spend even more.
With the pandemic creating various financial issues, those kinds of costs may not be feasible for your company short-term. Even if you intend to open your own warehouse in the future, a short-term solution could be to partner with a public warehousing company. Avoid paying those extra fees to store your product.
Owning your own warehouse can often restrict your company’s ability to immediately store your products or relocate if needed. If you end up building your own private warehouse and can’t keep up with the maintenance it takes to own such a facility, it can be challenging to sell your building.
However, with public warehousing solutions, your company can store your products with greater flexibility. And, public lease agreements typically only require a 30 or 60-day notice before moving. In addition, if you plan to expand into a new geographic location, you can quickly and seamlessly move your products to another public warehouse space.
Reminder: As a full-service logistics provider we also offer cross docking, fulfillment, kitting, inventory tracking and management to add to the transportation and storage process. This allows our clients to customize the warehousing experience to meet their own specific needs as well as the needs of their customers.
When you make the choice to own and operate your private warehouse, you’ll need to control inventory, sorting, packaging, shipping, hiring and training of your warehouse staff. This can be extremely time consuming and may take away from the actual needs of your business.
With public warehouse facilities, these types of services are typically offered as part of your lease agreement. Imagine having an entire staff of dedicated employees that you don’t have to worry about training. With public storing solutions, your business can rest assured that your products and services will be taken care of.
Consider M&W Logistics For All Your Company Warehousing Needs
M&W Logistics offers flexible public warehousing solutions for multiple companies on a short-term, long-term and seasonal basis. Our multi-client public warehouses provide space based on your company’s business needs. We can expand or contract with any fluctuating space requirements as your business continues to grow.
Give our team of experts a call today.