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Is your company outgrowing its current warehouse size? Does your company have seasonal rushes that fill up your warehouse at specific times of the year, but leave you with unused space during the remainder? These issues, and more, can be solved by using temporary warehouse rental.

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Traditionally, if a company runs out of warehouse space they either lease or buy a new warehouse that increases their capacity. Even if the space issue is temporary or seasonal, the company has to have the storage space to supply product at full capacity. The need for increased space leads to underused warehouse space when seasonal sales or economic slowdowns hit.

Increased online purchasing, driven by rising smartphone and tablet use, has corresponded with retailer demand for more distribution center space.

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Although the space can be used for other purposes, or sublet to another company, it is potentially wasteful and a non-cost effective solution to varying sales or production. A better solution would be using a low-cost temporary warehouse rental to fill the need at the time.

How short term warehouse rentals can solve permanent problems

Conventional warehouse leases have many disadvantages. Long-lease times, high costs and inefficient separation of storage space can cause a company to lose money, on overhead and other costs, in the push to make money through sales. A fabric covered enclosure, set up for use as a warehouse, can be leased for considerably less money than leasing a conventional warehouse.

The structure can be erected more conveniently. The modular nature and temporary construction allows the temporary warehouse rental to be situated in any space where there is room for the structure. A fabric enclosure can be set up in a parking lot adjacent to the primary warehouse, or even attached to it.

This allows you to keep your product close to your distribution network and the workers needed to handle it. By keeping the temporary warehouse rental close or attached to the current warehouse, overhead costs are reduced and efficiency is improved.

The advantages of leasing

By leasing a fabric enclosure, the company is only paying for it while there is a need. The monetary cost of the lease is lower than for a permanent structure because of a lower price per square foot. Leasing rather than buying mean less accounting records like depreciation calculations.

In addition to the lower cost versus a traditional warehouse, fabric enclosures can also be leased which opens up another avenue for businesses to keep costs down while establishing their business.

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The modular nature of the building allows it to be optimized to your needs. Changes to the size can be made if storage needs are higher than originally thought.

The temporary warehouse rental can also include all of the safety and environmental equipment necessary for seasonal, short-term or long-term needs. Costs are reduced by having this equipment supplied with the fabric enclosure as opposed to having to supply it for a conventional building.

Fabric enclosures can be heated or cooled in the same way as conventional structures. The opaque, heat absorbing fabric can even lower heating costs during cooler weather as the sun helps to keep the structure at a warmer temperature.

A few more advantages of fabric enclosures

Even though the bottom line is important, temporary warehouse rentals have more advantages. Zoning issues for building warehouse space, making inventory control easier and more efficient, and being able to customize a space for your specific needs are all advantages that fabric enclosures have over conventional warehouses.

These enclosures use a lightweight opaque weatherproof fabric stretched over an aluminum frame to make it easy to assemble, move or expand dependent on your specific needs. They have a proven record of accomplishment in construction, warehousing and sports uses. Changes in the economy have created a need for these types of structures.

Finding the balance

Although temporary warehouse rental probably cannot solve all of your warehousing needs, it can give you the extra space that makes your organization more efficient and able to do its job when it is needed. Using fabric enclosures to reduce lease costs, inefficiency and help your bottom line make sense from a business point of view.

A temporary warehouse rental is environmentally friendly, expandable and modular to create the space that you need and want. Fabric enclosures can solve many of your storage needs while making your company more efficient and cost-effective. Leasing the structure keeps your bottom line lower while giving your company the flexibility to meet the demands of an ever-changing economy.

If your business is busting at the seams and you require more warehouse space, contact us at Allsite Structure Rental. A space solution could be in your near future.

Author Peter Milligan

Peter Milligan is a Business Development Manager at Allsite, with degree in Psychology from Lafayette College and 14 years experience in matching customers with Tension Fabric Structure solutions. Read more about Peter and the rest of our team at

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