Important uses for mobile office shelving

Shelving is an essential part of any office environment, and choosing the right type of shelving can help your business become more efficient and organized. While there are lots of different options available for you, we can’t overlook the superior benefits of mobile office shelving.

Maximising your space

Mobile shelving allows you to maximise the space you have available by fitting into the smallest of spaces. It minimises the number of necessary aisles by choosing a rolling racking system, allowing roughly two shelves to fit in the space of one traditional shelving system.

A quiet solution

It is also one of the quietest solutions you can choose for the office, making them ideal for libraries or office environments that need a great deal of concentration. If well maintained, mobile shelves can slide silently along the rails, ensuring that nobody is disturbed while working.

Versatility

Mobile shelving isn’t just for office supplies, though. You can use mobile shelving for anything your heart desires. You can use mobile shelving solutions for contracts or important business documentation. Libraries can use the adjustable shelving to organise books and essays for easy access. Even working from home can be improved with the addition of mobile shelving to tidy the jumbled mess of papers, stationery and personal photos. Or how about using some mobile solutions for your garage or shed to kick the clutter into touch? Industrial shelving, such as those found at industrial shelving Ireland provider Rackzone www.rackzone.ie/shelving/industrial-residential-shelving are adaptable for small or large spaces.

Reducing theft

It’s a sad fact, but employee theft accounts for over £190 million a year in the UK – https://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/employee-theft-costs-british-businesses-190-million/. Understandably, this is a major problem which needs to be addressed in-house to minimize losses. One way of minimizing theft is to opt for mobile racking which can be locked and only accessed by specific staff. This is a great solution for retail environments which sell high-value items, or offices with confidential personal information which could be used for fraud.

A space for everything

Imagine having a place for every office item. Not only does this look neater, but through good organization you can increase the efficiency of the workforce. By opting for mobile adjustable shelving you can ensure that your storage requirements are met now and in the future as business needs change.

High street faces a tough year ahead

With a reported 70,000 retail jobs lost in 2018 alone, these are tough times for the high street. A combination of spiraling costs and reduced consumer spending has already sounded the death knell for Maplin and Poundworld, with big name retailers such as M&S, House of Fraser and Tesco all threatening store closures and redundancies over the next few years.

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A familiar story

Since the financial crisis of 2008 punched a hole in consumer spending power, the picture has been fairly consistent: shoppers are heading online in search of the cheaper prices that fit their budget.

Meanwhile, the high street has continued to hemorrhage market share. Not even the traditional high-spending Christmas season could turn things around as the country heads into an uncertain future.

Destination high street

With business rates spiraling and the pressure of what happens after Brexit having a huge impact on high street shops, is there a solution? The answer could lie in a radical rethink of how the high street functions. Local councils have already been invited to bid for a share of a new £675m fund to create community hubs in our town centers.

Destination high street

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Thinking of the high street as a destination that offers a complete consumer experience taps into the current trend for personalization that is already used effectively by online marketers. The use of in-store media provided by companies such as moodmedia.co.uk/in-store-media can help to build the kind of buzz that will bring shoppers back to bricks and mortar stores.

Profound change

While retail employment has declined by 2.2 percent and staff across the board are working reduced hours, there are record levels of unemployment and the highest wage growth since 2010. Coupled with an inflation rate of 2.1 percent, the suggestion is that there is more available cash flow – so why is this not reaching the high street?

The answer could lie in the profound changes that technology is bringing both to the way we shop and the way retail jobs are structured, with a growing emphasis on jobs in AI and digital marketing rather than frontline customer service.

As Mary Portas argues, our modern lifestyles are no longer reflected in our high streets. The convergence between the online and the offline might just be critical in creating an experience that brings customers back.