Warehouse Storage Services in Ontario
Are you considering commercial warehousing? If you run a business that requires you to store many goods, renting commercial warehousing space can benefit you. As a result, by using this business model, someone else takes on the responsibility of storing and transporting your products.
These are four of the most important ways that commercial warehousing will benefit your business:
Whether you’re in the business of storing raw materials or finished products, Wills Transfer has the commercial warehousing options that will suit you.
One benefit of using commercial warehousing is that it often comes with inventory control or management services. Meaning the company supplying the commercial warehousing will provide you with inventory tracking.
There are several different types of inventory that commercial warehousing can provide inventory control or management for:
- Raw materials are used to create finished products, and they are generally not recognizable in the finished product (for example, an oil used to create makeup).
- Components. These are similar to raw materials in that they are used to create finished products, but are still recognizable when the product is finished (for example, the screws used in a toy to hold the batteries in place).
- Finished goods. These items are ready to be shipped to consumers directly and require no further work on them (for example, a video game console).
Another advantage of using commercial warehousing is that the owner should have insurance on their warehouse. This reduces your financial losses if your inventory is damaged or stolen.
You want to feel like your inventory is safe and secure. Commercial warehousing can offer a variety of different security features, including:
- Monitored 24 hours a day security systems.
- Restricted access, including all entry points monitored by video surveillance and fenced and gated yards.
- GPS tracking devices installed in transport trucks.
- Fire and water monitoring.
When you contact a commercial warehousing company, ask them about what kind of security features they offer.
Pick and Pack Services
Many warehousing companies will offer services beyond just storing your inventory. Services such as, pick, pack, prepare, and make ready outbound client shipments.
The exact pick and pack services a warehousing company will offer will vary. It may include breaking down cartons to select individual items and building new cartons to package them up. It can also include selecting the most cost and time-efficient courier.
In fact, selecting a company that offers pick and pack services will save you time and money. You can simply send your inventory in bulk to a warehouse. Once there, the staff will then handle the pick and pack and distribution for you!
Enables You to Focus on Your Core Business
You’ve got many things to consider when you run your own business. By outsourcing your warehousing needs to us, you can focus your time and energy on making your business run smoothly!
Several commercial businesses also offer fulfillment services. When you take advantage of these services, you can remove many tasks off your plate, including:
- Packing and preparing client shipments.
- Tagging your assets for inventory control purposes.
- Having to stretch-wrap your inventory to protect it adequately.
- Putting the time and effort into tracking your shipments.
A commercial warehousing business that offers these services can do everything from increasing your global reach to reducing overhead costs.
Why should I select Wills Transfer if I need commercial warehousing?
At Wills Transfer, we bring over 75 years of experience to the table! With security cleared personnel (Levels 1 and 2), along with fenced and gated yards to protect your inventory.
In addition, we take health and safety very seriously when it comes to commercial warehousing. We have extensive procedures and dedicated on-site health and safety teams. What is more, our spacious warehouses are set up to keep your inventory at the right temperature & humidity level.
We also offer services beyond just commercial warehousing. We provide all of the following as well:
- Distribution, including a warehouse management system, container de-stuffing, and vendor-managed inventory.
- Fulfillment, which includes pick and pack services, asset tagging, kitting services, integration & technical services, and stretch-wrapping services.
- Logistics, which include shunting services (moving designated trailers to the appropriate location) and third-party logistics.
Contact us to Learn More About Commercial Warehousing
At Wills Transfer, we are pleased to offer you top-quality commercial warehousing and a variety of additional services, including distribution, fulfillment, and logistics services. Take advantage of our experience, and leave your focus on where it belongs: helping your business thrive.
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We prioritize the safety and security of your products. Our warehouse facilities are equipped with modern security systems, including surveillance cameras, access control measures, and fire suppression systems. Additionally, we implement strict inventory management procedures and conduct regular inspections to ensure the integrity and condition of stored goods.
Yes, you can access your stored products when necessary. We provide flexible access options and can coordinate with you to ensure a smooth retrieval process. Whether you need to pick up items personally or arrange for delivery, we strive to accommodate your requirements.
Absolutely! We understand that every business has unique warehousing requirements. Our team will work closely with you to tailor our services to meet your specific needs. Whether you need specialized storage, specific handling instructions, or customized reporting, we can accommodate your requirements.
We cater to businesses of all sizes, from small enterprises to large corporations. Whether you need to store a few pallets or require extensive warehousing space, we can accommodate your needs. There are no strict minimum requirements, and we are happy to discuss your specific needs and find a suitable solution.
Warehouses typically involve several key activities, including:
- Receiving: This involves accepting and inspecting incoming shipments, verifying their contents, and recording them in the inventory system.
- Storage: Once received, goods are properly stored in designated areas within the warehouse, based on factors such as size, weight, fragility, and expiration dates.
- Order Picking & Packing : When customer orders are received, warehouse staff locate and retrieve the specific items from their storage locations to fulfill the orders. The picked items are then carefully packaged and prepared for shipment, ensuring they are adequately protected and labeled correctly.
- Shipping: This activity involves arranging transportation for the packaged items, coordinating with carriers, preparing shipping documentation, and loading the goods onto outbound vehicles.
- Inventory Management: Warehouse staff continuously monitor and update inventory levels, track stock movement, conduct regular audits, and manage stock rotation to ensure accuracy and minimize stockouts or excess inventory.
We employ advanced inventory management systems that provide real-time visibility into your inventory. You will have access to a secure online portal where you can track stock levels, monitor order status, and generate customized reports. Our team will guide you on how to effectively use the system to streamline your inventory management processes.
We do not limit ourselves to any specific industry and offer Full Warehousing Services for all legal and safe to handle commodities.
A 3PL (Third-Party Logistics) Warehouse is a part of the supply chain which allows you to utilize Receiving, Storage and Distribution Services all in one.
3PL Warehouses can help you enter new markets with little risk and provide you with expert advice, so you have the flexibility and freedom to scale your business as things change.This allows you to take advantage of a warehouse without owning, renting, maintaining, or operating your own. Our 3PL Warehouse Services help you by taking care of all of that so you can focus on your core business instead of the handling of your products.
3PL works by providing your business with outsourced logistics services that have to do with the management and movement of your goods.
A Warehouse Management System, or WMS, is a software application that helps our warehouses maintain an accurate inventory of space and the fulfillment of orders. It tracks inventory and records all receiving, picking, and shipping, which increases efficiency by saving time and money.
We specialize in mainly long-term storage. “Long-term” refers to a period of one month or longer.