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3 Steps to Successful Holiday Retail Using Temporary Space

3 Steps to Successful Holiday Retail Using Temporary Space

The holiday season is around the corner, and shoppers are gearing up to buy goods across the world. It’s an exciting time for customers and retailers alike. But whether you run a brick-and-mortar store or manage an e-commerce platform, ramping up your business ahead of the festive shopping spree is crucial.

The state of your inventory, storage capacity and infrastructure may impact your ability to meet peak demand. And that’s where immediately functional temporary space can make all the difference.

Yet, with numerous modular building solutions available, how do you know which one is right for you? Let’s have a look at some key considerations when it comes to sourcing temporary space that’s fit for purpose, so you’re Ready to Work from day one.

1. Evaluate Your Need for Temporary Space

With so many options at your fingertips, how do you know what type of temporary space you need? It all starts with the way you run your business and how you interact with shoppers. If you run an online hardware store supported by a warehousing and distribution network, you may need to house items in bulk. So quality storage containers could be the best option.

On the other hand, you may run a restaurant business and there’s an event you need to be at to satisfy hungry patrons. In which case, mobile office trailers or sales offices are the way to go.

2. Find the Right Temporary Space for You

Not every job site is created equal. Is your site level or uneven? Does it have a grass, dirt or concrete surface? Is there a clear entry/exit path? We find that when customers address such aspects, they’re better positioned to decide whether or not temporary space needs to be configured.

At the same time, it’s important to outfit your unit exactly the way you need it. Good space providers offer a range of add-on products and packages to save you time and money. So consider the Essentials while renting a modular building – furniture, fixtures, stairs, security or tech. You’ll be Ready to Work the moment your customers come knocking.

3. Maintain Your Space

As you gear up for the holiday season, it’s worth reviewing the details of your lease so you can assign supervision over specific areas.

Sourcing temporary space involves a lot more than delivery, setup and final return. Throughout the lease period, elements like routine maintenance come into play. Consider who will be responsible for making sure your unit works properly and has what it needs.  

These steps will help you ramp up your retail business as customers take to the streets and internet in search of gifts. You’ll be Ready to Work when they’re ready to buy. And the more satisfied your customers are, the more opportunities you’ll have to grow your business.

If you’re preparing for the holiday season and need immediately functional temporary space, then check out our wide range of modular building solutions. We’ll have you seeing productivity from day one.

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