As a small business owner that has a physical presence, I would say that it's really very important to have an immense online presence and social media following in order to survive. Any reason you would want or need to have a brick and mortar shop unit is for the storage or footfall and human traffic, otherwise it's really quite redundant.
I personally do not shop based solely on prices alone. I do look out for quality products as well and the origin of the products. If the products are of a superior quality, I bet shoppers would still buy them despite the little higher price tags.
Eveyrbody knows that cheap and fast is good but that doesn't mean that you have quality. I choose to believe that customers will always value that last attribute more highly than everything else and I hope I'm not wrong in doing so. If people will choose to compromise then I think that would be the end of business.
It is actually shocking to know that we are still costing the environment with our latest 'smart' needs even when climate change is on its peak. It seems that in recent years, the term 'going green' is nothing unfamiliar to anyone anymore. However, it apparently isn't being applied to every single sector out there and we are still taking the situation for granted.
The autonomous industry is seeing an obvious expansion but are the waters ready to get their fair share now? Even at this advanced era, we are still experiencing uncertainty with autonomous land vehicles like unmanned taxis and trucks. We have even witnessed fatalities involving such vehicles on land. Are we really ready to anticipate a certain percentage of mishaps on the seas now?
In business, changes are sometimes inevitable or even necessary in order to remain cost-efficient. Having a distribution facility at a location where not much activities are being carried out only means a waste of ready resources. Thus, it is best for them to make the move before wasting even more costs down the road.
Hopefully in the near future, more facilities would follow suit in incorporating green measures to their work setting. Every little effort counts in contributing towards environmentally-friendly measures. Everyone needs to do their part and large establishments with major carbon footprint have a greater impact on the whole situation.
I label myself as a food enthusiast because of my extreme love of food ranging from various cuisines originating from all around the world. It would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity should I ever be given the honour to savour menus from various top restaurant units.
Knowing that your job is hazardous, why would you want to risk your life by drinking on the job! We carry a lot of heavy things around my storage facility and I would be more than mad if any of my employees wanted to endanger their lives like that around here!
I reckon that a restaurant would have to be an expertly run facility in order to receive consecutive years' awards on this plate scale. It's important to make sure too, that once you've received such an award, that you do your jolly well best in other to maintain it for the next year running!
This is something worth considering in my line of business since I have had plans of looking at my facility expand over the next few years. In theory it seems very simple to just buy another shop unit somewhere and just duplicate your operations there, but in actual fact, there's a lot more that goes on behind t he storage room doors than just directions and purchasing!
Supply chain is a massive topic on its own which requires the incorporation of various other aspects to make a complete cycle. From the start of the processes at the warehouse facility, all the way to the end which is through to the consumers. Data could help manage all of these required processes to ensure a smooth flow throughout.
Consumers are getting more demanding nowadays knowing that competition is ever-increasing in today's e-commerce sector. As for shoppers, they are becoming increasingly tech-savvy which means running daily errands online. Those service providers that lack of facilities to meet demand over the stipulated timeline would just stand to miss out.
If you're able to harness the power of your community for idea generation, I don't think that your company would have a problem coming up with new business ideas at all! I reckon I might start doing that with my self storage customers to see whether there is anywhere that my company can improve too!
Africa is doing a good job in recognizing where they can and should be growing. What's exciting is seeing the potential come out of there with the resources and demand from the population that is starting to lift themselves out of poverty. It won't be long before you start to see greater movement in the storage warehousing and logistics solutions there!
SA needs to know the landmarks and places where it shines and focus on a tourism solution that will showcase all of these different areas in the best light. And of course, there will be people who would jump at the opportunity to visit all that SA has in storage if they only could afford to, with or without any advertising from the tourism ministry!
As we evolve within the digital age, mankind is getting lazier by the day. A smartphone has been helping make our daily activities like communication, work, and studies much easier and now we are looking at a smart home. I wonder what does a smart housing unit truly offer in terms of benefits and advantages and do we really need one? I guess it is not just a matter of want, but our needs should be considered as well.
In the supply chain network, it's important to have enough points of storage across the distribution channels so that you are able to speed up the time that it takes for your product to get to your delivery point. If you've got enough items in storage at the closest warehouse to your customer, the faster you can deliver your product and the happier your customers are really going to be! That's the best solution you can hope for isn't it?
Considering that I've been thinking about expanding my self storage business, perhaps this could be a very interesting consideration. I don't think I would be very enthusiastic about moving overseas with my fledgling company just yet, but who knows! Maybe they have a huge demand for self storage in Dubai...