How to Organize Your Home While Running an Online Product Business
There are now millions of Canadians running a home-based business through which they sell merchandise online. Whether you’re the owner of an Etsy store selling crafts to your dedicated following, or an eBay seller buying and selling antiques, you need a storage space that provides enough room for your business and personal lifestyle.
In this blog, we’ll look at how home-based business owners can organize their space to ensure exceptional comfort and streamlined business processes!
Rent a Storage Space!
Many people clear out space in their homes for their online store items, but this takes up valuable living space and is not a sustainable option as your business expands. Instead, rent a storage unit! Having a unit will prevent clutter in your home, and provides a much cheaper option than renting an office for the sake of storing products.
Create Shelving Space and Good Lighting
One of the leading challenges of running an online business is finding quality space for all the items being sold. Shelving space is critical to keeping your inventory organized, and creating proper lighting is just as important to being able to see your products.
As a business owner, you’ll like to need to review each of the items in your inventory on a regular basis to ensure you’re on track. Having everything within your storage unit orderly and easily visible ensures that all products can be accounted for and accessed with ease. This will help prevent mistakes that some home-based business owners make within the dim lighting of their basements, closets, or other makeshift office areas.
Use Metal Storage Drawers for all Creative Supplies
For your most precious business possession – your work tools – you’ll need a storage space that will keep them out of harms way. For the hobbyist, simple desk draws will work as a storage space for their creative supplies. But for the professional business owner, metal storage drawers offer the level of protection important supplies require. You can simplify the supplies storage process by colour-coding the drawers by the type of project in which the supplies will be used.
Create a Dedicated Display Area
You’re going to want to set up a display area to photograph your available products in your storage unit. Your online home-based business is nothing without its ability to attract clicks with pictures. This area needs to be nothing more than a well-lit white backdrop, but it will make a great different in online traffic!
By laying out your storage unit according to your future business requirements, you can reduce organizational challenges, maximize your unit’s comfort, and improve online sales figures. To learn more, speak with one of our experts directly and see what kind of unit would benefit you the most!
Posted on March 9, 2015 | Organizing Home