Emerging young fashion designers, manufacturers and retailers are managing overheads by tapping into self-storage as a single-source storage, logistics and distribution solution.
As well as low overheads, strategically located self-storage facilities in South Africa’s major cities now offer a variety of value-added services, making them especially attractive to businesses.
Garments stocked at multiple locations
Boxed and hanging garments can be safely stored in dust-free, fire-protected units at multiple locations around the country, including locations in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and surrounding areas. This allows for fast delivery to nearby retailers or customers.
Fast and efficient distribution
Self-storage facilities provide packaging materials and utility trolleys to help ensure a fast and efficient pick and pack process, with garments distributed directly to local fashion stores and retailers.
In addition, they may offer courier services that can transport fashion items at competitive bulk rates.
Handling distribution yourself is straightforward, especially with drive-in access to storage facilities. Vehicles can also be securely stored onsite, at a nominal rate, when not in use.
The advantages of using self-storage as a storage, logistics and distribution solution are many. Costs are kept in check, with no long-term contractual obligations or rental terms to negotiate; sophisticated security measures ensure the safety of stored items and may result in lower insurance premiums, and strategic placement of stock can make your business more responsive and competitive.
Free-use business centres
Visionary self-storage providers are going one step further by offering equipped business centres onsite. Customers have free use of fax and copying services, and shared Wi-Fi enables onsite access to e-mail and web browsing.
Flexible office space solutions
Furnished and equipped flexi-offices, available on short-term lease arrangements, are the ideal business premises for small or start-up businesses, and are located at or adjoining the storage facilities.
Fashion designers and manufacturers have the flexibility to upgrade to larger premises as their businesses grow, or to move to smaller units if it becomes necessary to downgrade.
Meeting or conference rooms can be leased by the hour, enabling designers to show off their ranges in a professional environment.
Fashion shoots and launches can even be conducted in these pleasant surroundings, providing smart entrepreneurs with a taste for haute couture with a genuine single-source solution that’s cost-effective, secure, streamlined and close to all the major retail hubs.
Why Choose XtraSpace as your fashion outlet?
XtraSpace Self Storage is an established brand that has facilities in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and surrounding areas. All facilities are located close to major arterial routes, enabling rapid distribution of stock to retail outlets or customers.
Units vary in size and are clean and easy to access. Advanced, 24-hour security is in place, rental arrangements are available over both the short and long term, and there are exterior parking bays to accommodate distribution vehicles.
Business centres are available at almost all XtraSpace branches. Versatile Flexi-offices are available at our Booysens, Commissioner Street and Sandton branches in Johannesburg, and the Bellville branch in Cape Town.
We offer a range of additional products and services, including packaging materials, trailer hire and domestic and international courier services.
Sign-up at XtraSpace today and we’ll take care of all your business-related storage, logistics and distribution requirements so that you can focus on what you do best. Visit our website to find your closest branch or to get a self-storage quote online.