Warehouse Start Up

Discussion in 'Ecommerce Forum' started by Matt Dawson, Feb 17, 2021.

  1. Matt Dawson

    Matt Dawson UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Good afternoon all,

    I'm in the process of set up our first warehouse, and wondered if anyone could advise on costs for start up/fitting/operating the warehouse that i have missed and should watch out for?

    Warehouse Lease / Rent
    Business Rates
    Insurance
    Utilities / Security

    Pallet Racking
    Picking Racking / System
    WMS
    Forklift
    Packout station
    Packaging Materials etc
     
    Posted: Feb 17, 2021 By: Matt Dawson Member since: Feb 17, 2021
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  2. SamStones

    SamStones UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    Water rates including surface water drainage charges

    What size warehouse? A smaller one may come under the threshold for business rates.

    Potentially wooden slats or decks for your racking

    Think about racking aisle widths and usability

    WiFi network / repeaters - WiFi may transmit well in a nice open room but once those racks are full it's a different story!

    Office setup, thermal printers etc

    Hope this helps
     
    Posted: Feb 17, 2021 By: SamStones Member since: Mar 1, 2010
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  3. Frank the Insurance guy

    Frank the Insurance guy UKBF Regular Full Member

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    Insurance costs will depend on what you are doing with the warehouse
    - is it for your own or other goods?
    - What type of goods
    - Value of goods and all other property etc etc
    - Size of your business and employees etc etc
    - Location & Security

    Speak to an Independent Insurance Broker - they will usually be able to give you some guidance on price, but will need some detailed information/forecasts.
     
    Posted: Feb 18, 2021 By: Frank the Insurance guy Member since: Oct 28, 2020
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