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Has An Office Relocation Left Your Business Needing More Storage?

April 23, 2022 by Fiona Harding

Smaller offices, working from home and hotdesking have become common themes within many business. 
But what does this mean for field sale reps? 

We frequently assist businesses who are in the throes of downsizing their office footprint due to the latest way to work; at home, in your PJ’s or at a time that suits you. Flexible work arrangements have changed the dynamic of how many businesses function.  

With the downsize of office space often brings a change in Storage. The storage that comes with a 5,000 sqm office is largely different to a 1,000 sqm office floor. There is a better way! Offsite storage solutions are now more popular than ever. Service managers and procurement teams are often left scrabbling to work out what to do and where to accommodate the years of storage or ongoing stock that was always taken for granted on site. 

It's here that Kennards Self Storage offers a truly unique solution. Our on-demand Storage solutions can accommodate your storage needs, as and where you need it in just a few clicks. Our decentralised storage model provides exceptional flexibility for Businesses needing alternate or additional storage space. 

What makes the offer so appealing is our no lock-in contract offer. It means businesses can store for as long or as little as required without being fixed to a Lease. No more dealing with real estate agents or complicated leases. Kennards Self Storage is no more complicated than booking a hotel room (except there is no room with a view) you lock it, and you keep the key. 

This provides greater flexibility and less risk for your business.

No Lease, No Bond, No Legals. Our simple Licence Agreement means you do not make a fixed term commitment. You can leave any time. You save money with our no bond and no personal guarantees arrangement and, you do not have to pay legal costs!

Easy month-to-month rental means you can vacate any time. Rental also includes all statutory outgoings - so you know exactly how much it will cost.

Our Business Service Centres are equipped with a range of services that help you run your business. 

Storage space is available in a wide range of sizes, so you can choose the one that suits your needs. This gives you flexibility and the opportunity to save money as your circumstances change. Sizes range from one cubic metre up to four-car garages, and even mini-warehouses.

We have clients who have 80 1m x 1m  x1m storage lockers. It allows their team a delivery point that is not their front doorstep where deliveries have a high chance of going walkabout. 

In many of our centres, we have installed the technology that enables our customers to enjoy 24-hour access. This means you do not have to manipulate your time to our hours when you need access, you can come at a time that suits you. This is great if you are running a business or have field sales team who need late and early access to serve your customers. 

Delivery Concierge Service 
Your inbound and outbound deliveries can be handled by us, it is so good we can even accept your inbound deliveries, so you do not have to wait for drivers to arrive. We will sign for your deliveries to the Centre and ensure the driver unloads them appropriately. Your outbound packages can also be handled for pick-up by your courier.

Forklift and Pallet Trucks
No need to rent, purchase or maintain a forklift. We have forklifts and pallet trucks available at our storage centres to help with the handling and management of your stock and equipment. This makes the moving and handling of palleted goods easier and loading vehicles more efficient.

Hand Trucks and Trolleys
Hand Trucks are available at no charge to help you move large heavy awkward items. These can be taken off site to your home or work for your convenience in the move. Plus we have an abundance of custom-made trolleys for use on site.

Shelving and Racking Packages
To ensure the most efficient use of your space a shelving system can help. We offer racking packages tailored to your needs. We will also arrange the entire installation in to your storage space. 

Meeting Rooms
Meeting Rooms are available at most of our storage centres so you can meet your clients or staff in privacy and comfort. Many centres include Hot Desk workstations to allow administration tasks in comfort. They are frequently used by field sales representatives as a space to check emails in between clients. This popular feature allows businesses to operate more efficiently from Kennards Self Storage, and even means some surrender having an office at all.

Security Is our Priority
As part of our Store With People Who Care values, we invest heavily in our security systems, training and daily routines. It’s something we are really passionate about. From security fencing to floodlights we work hard to protect against danger, damage and loss.

Our customers enjoy peace of mind with our security practices.  We offer a selection of security services to meet your needs. Electronic security entry and exit gates controlled by your own unique gate P.I.N, Floodlighting, CCTV throughout, individually alarmed spaces supported by an after-hours back to base monitoring service, and wait for it, our team will personally check your padlock every single day.

It is just another way that we can help ease your mind whilst storing onsite.

Need Multiple Storage Units around Australia? 
For customers looking for multiple storage solutions we offer a Business Class program, think of it as a National Account but with a few more perks. 

Designed to help businesses manage multiple storage locations through a single contract our team of professionals are there to customise your experience every step of the way.

Our decentralised model helps put your stock for field teams closer to your clients.  With petrol prices now higher than ever before having storage nearby reduces company expenses and gives back extra time in the day for your team. No one wants to spend hours in traffic! 

Our Business Class partners enjoy: 
•    Preferential selection of storage units across most locations
•    Outstanding corporate rates and financial rewards
•    Rewards increase as more space is occupied
•    Centralised invoicing with streamlined tracking and reporting
•    Personalised service/ support with your own account manager
•    Enjoy extended payment terms for account processing
•    Instant activation of units and ability to vacate any time
•    Zero account keeping fee promise

Business Class clients enjoy the ultimate visibility over their account and storage operations. Day to day our team are there to help manage deliveries on the ground with your field team.

Through our concierge service we accept deliveries on your team’s behalf providing up to date delivery notification. With our optional extended Handling service our team can even deliver the goods direct to your storage unit for added peace of mind. 

To join Kennards Business Class customers must open and maintain a minimum of three storage units across three different locations achieving a combined occupancy of 100 square meters with Kennards Self Storage.

Industry Sectors Enjoying the Benefits of our Business Class Program. 
Business Class supports clients from a wide range of industry sectors for the storage of Point of Sale, Stock, Equipment, Spare Parts and Records. Our successful growth and high client retention is testament to our offer. We take the time to listen to and understand our client’s needs giving us the flexibility to customise space quickly and efficiently.  

Industry Sectors Include:
•    Pharmaceutical & Health Care 
•    Retail FMCG 
•    Food & Beverage 
•    Spare Parts & 24-Hour Response Operations
•    Print & Media
•    FMCG

If we can help you with your storage space please contact our team at NationalAccounts@kss.com.au and one of our account managers will be in contact to discuss your needs in more detail. 

Fiona Harding

Fiona Harding is a passionate and driven Business Development Manager specialising in National Accounts and Customer Relationship Management. Joining Kennards in 2005 she is committed to finding long term sustainable storage solutions for companies looking to decentralise their operations throughout Australia and New Zealand. Fiona completed studies in Interior Design and Decoration at RMIT and SWSI graduating in 2008. She consistently uses her creative flare to deliver first class customer service and out of the box solutions for clients.

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