Solving the ecommerce storage challenge with a Mezzanine

Solving the ecommerce storage challenge with a Mezzanine

As ecommerce sales continue to grow exponentially, online retailers, distributors and logistics firms are facing a storage challenge. With more orders to handle than ever, there is a need for cost-effective storage solutions that make the best use of existing space.

With online sales forecast to increase another 14% in 2022, mezzanine floors offer an ideal storage solution for ecommerce businesses. By installing a mezzanine, businesses can make the most of the space they already have, rather than incurring the expense and time of searching for new premises.

A mezzanine floor can be adapted to store whatever you need, whether it’s stock, equipment or even office space. And because mezzanines are constructed from steel, they’re incredibly strong and durable, so you can be confident that they are safe. Mezzanines are also highly versatile and can be easily reconfigured to meet changing storage needs.

The alternatives to a mezzanine floor are either to move to larger premises, which can be costly and time-consuming, or to make do with the space you have and hope that it’s enough. Neither of these options is ideal, but a mezzanine floor offers a practical and cost-effective solution to the storage challenge faced by businesses in the ecommerce sector.

Specialist mezzanine floor engineers can build a bespoke solution to provide pallet storage on top and shelving/racking storage beneath, or they can create office space on a mezzanine with access by stairs, lift or mezzanine decking.

How mezzanines solve the ecommerce storage challenge:

  • Mezzanines make the best use of existing space, rather than requiring new premises.
  • Mezzanines can be adapted to store whatever is needed, whether it’s inventory, packaging materials or office space.
  • Mezzanines are quick and easy to install, with minimal disruption to your business.

Building a mezzanine floor is also a great way to make use of otherwise underutilised space in your warehouse or factory. By utilising the height of your building, you can double or even triple your available storage space without having to expand your footprint.

Structural engineers are able to design solutions for even the most challenging spaces. They work closely with their clients to ensure that their mezzanine storage solution meets their specific needs and requirements.

With extra storage you can be sure to meet customers’ deadlines and have the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have the space to cope with future growth.

We asked Western Industrial who are a UK based mezzanine construction specialist how they approach designing and building a mezzanine floor. They commented, “We offer a free consultation to assess our clients’ needs and recommend the best options for their space. We then work closely with them, discussing their mezzanine application, deciding on materials, column grid and site conditions for installation. Our aim is to provide clients with the best solution that will also comply with all fire, safety and building regulations legislation.”

As you can see internal expansion is most often the rational answer to space shortage if you are scaling up your ecommerce business. It then becomes unnecessary to move to larger premises with the inherent costs and relocation.

You can seriously consider expanding any part of your business upwards and in-house. A mezzanine floor can provide any of the following storage solutions:

  • Extra Office Accommodation
  • Production Facilities
  • Extra Storage
  • Warehouse Space
  • Specialised Areas
  • Showrooms
  • Archive storage
  • Personal Storage
  • Cleanrooms
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Solving the ecommerce storage challenge with a Mezzanine
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