Starting up your very own e-commerce business is a challenging and exciting new endeavour. Entrepreneurs who have successfully been in the game for even a little while quickly discover a major hurdle to the growth of their business: warehouse space! Their basements can only hold so much at the end of the day, and jumping to a corporate-sized warehouse seems too big of a leap. Enter co-warehousing, the solution that is perfect for small to medium-sized e-commerce businesses! Whether you’re an artist or an inventor, here are three reasons why co-warehousing might be right for you.
Lower Your Overhead
Traditional warehouse space rentals are often way too large for the practical needs of an up-and-coming business. Moreover, these places tend to lock you into long-term contracts. At a time in your business when future growth may be uncertain, the last thing you want to do is commit to a lengthy contract. Shedpoint’s co-warehousing options are priced flexibly, so you can decide on an option that best meets your needs. It doesn’t matter if you are in need of full-service warehouse space, or just a “flex desk” that you can use to get some work done. Shedpoint is sure to have an option that suits your needs and keeps your operating costs down.
Adapts to Your Needs
The growing e-commerce company needs to remain adaptable, with a finger constantly on the pulse of a dynamic market. Etsy creators and other artists need to be able to ramp up their production when busy times, like the holidays, roll around. The rapid changes are what make this field so exciting, but also what causes challenges for many businesses. As a company founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, Shedpoint knows this well. We’ve worked closely with many small business owners to better understand the needs of their specific businesses. We are always available for you to meet with if you’ve identified a change in your needs. Unlike other warehouses, which rent you space and call it a day, our team is always available to provide ongoing support and mentorship to help you navigate the murky waters that lie ahead for your business.
Collaborate with Others
One of the best features of coworking and co-warehousing spaces is the ability to walk down the hall to exchange ideas with fellow entrepreneurs. Businesses grow best when immersed in collaborative environments. Everyone is able to bring their knowledge, skills, and experiences to the table. Shedpoint’s co-warehousing space is set up to take maximum advantage of this. Our coworking spaces are designed and themed to represent a key Albertan innovator or entrepreneur of the past, helping to connect you with like-minded peers in both the present and the past.
Shedpoint is proud to be able to support Calgary’s fast-growing and entrepreneurial small business scene. Call us at 587-602-1264 today to book a tour!