Eek – My eBay Business is Expanding!

Many an eBay business has been started from a kitchen table. Some have started as a result of getting rid of second-hand items from the home. When the sellers realise how much money there is to be made they start looking for sources of brand new stock to sell instead. And thus many a business has been born in this way.


The great thing about starting a business from home is that you have no overheads. You don’t have to pay for office space or a shop because everything can be stored at home and sold online. If you have a business like this it means you have fewer outgoings in the early stages of your venture.

Of course you’ll hope your business is successful – and if it is you then start to expand. What do you do when your eBay stock starts taking over your home and you suddenly find you have nowhere to store it?

The answer lies in your local self-storage facilities. More and more small businesses are realising these facilities are ideal for storing stock in and even working from. Another major bonus is that many of them will take delivery of stock from suppliers, so you don’t even have to be there at that point. When you arrive you can sort through your new delivery, sort out orders and make sure you package up all the post to go out at the end of the day. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it?


Now you’re probably wondering what you should do when your business expands even further. Simple – ask to rent a bigger space. You can either stay with the one you have and get another one to go with it (ideal if you sell more than one type of item and you want to keep things separate) or you can move to a larger one. This is fast and easy to do providing the space is available, so it could be the best way to keep overheads down and be able to enjoy a rapidly-expanding business as well.

The year-on-year figures for business use of these units is going up. It seems as if more and more people are discovering the benefits of using self-storage for business purposes. When it comes to small business owners the benefits are even more pronounced. Maybe it’s time to move that small business off your kitchen table after all.


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