Building a successful retail business takes years of hard work and dedication. If you’re a shop owner based in North London, you may have noticed the effect that online shopping has had on your business.
As more people choose to shop online, many high street shop owners find themselves needing to relocate their commercial premises somewhere more affordable or more convenient.
If you’re in this situation and have decided to relocate premises this winter, we have a few useful tips for you.
Checklist are the best
Make two separate lists of what’s in your shop: one for inventory and another for equipment.
Downsize your stocking
The least stock you have, the cheaper the move will be. Consider running a flash sale to bring inventory levels down. It can work really well before Christmas day as many people will be doing their seasonal shopping.
Hire storage services
Alternatively, you can put items – as much as you may have – in storage for a few days. Look for our local storage services so you can save time and money.
Take advantage of closing dates
A staggered move may be a good option, especially if you close down during the winter holidays and can arrange storage for inventory or equipment.
Always ask for packing advice
Ask your movers for advice on how to pack inventory and equipment to protect them from moisture or harsh weather.
Organise moving dates with staff
Allocate tasks to staff, taking into account any holidays or time off they may want to take.
Clear all entrances
On moving day, make sure that entrances and exits in both old and new premises are clear of rain puddles, snow, and obstacles that may be unsafe.
Relocating commercial premises can be challenging and especially during the winter, but you’re not on your own.
At G W Twilley & Son Removals we have ample expertise helping move commercial premises in North London. Get in touch today to get a quote and advice on your shop relocation.
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