We don’t want to say that racking is a necessary evil in the warehouse storage business. It is necessary, but It doesn’t have to be evil. There are so many different choices that there’s something for everyone’s needs. Choose racking relative to your warehouse size, product type, flow and storage plans. Luckily, there are also people who know the racking business inside out. If you’re wracking your brain trying to select the right racking, STOP. Turn this evil over to the experts.
If you have good sales people on the warehouse fixture side of the business, you can be sure they would welcome the opportunity to show you just how wonderful the right racking product can be in your facility. These people have the experience and the expertise to help you design the most productive floor plan possible.
An expert in rack inventory knows the right questions to ask. Using your answers, he or she will be able to understand not only your objectives, but your everyday business. An expert sales person takes the time to understand your operation, your flow, and your goals. Then, he or she recommends the best possible layout to help you meet your goals.
At Everything Warehouse, we ask questions like: What’s the height of your facility? What are the products you will be storing? What is the packaging like? How much does it weigh? How often will it be moved? Then, we use our expertise that has been gained by experience, to recommend the most cost-effective and value-oriented racking, whether it’s new, used or custom.
We know when to recommend used racking and when to advise you otherwise. For example, If you are opening a new facility, you may want to purchase new racking. This way, you know that you are the first owner and you can judge the age and replacement time frame on your opening date. Used racking should be carefully inspected to be sure it can accommodate your needs, but it can be quite a savings.
Talk to your sales expert. Stop wracking your brain and let the experts recommend a plan. Then see how racking evolves from a necessary evil to a necessary money-maker.