Drive-in Racking: Will it Benefit my Business?


Drive-in (or drive-thru) racking is an ever so popular storage option. It has the ability to provide your warehouse with 75 per cent more pallets than your average pallet rack. However, there are some instances where drive-in racking isn’t a suitable option for storage applications. Here, we have a list of the best time to use drive-in pallet racking for your business!

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4 mezzanine staircase designs


When it comes to installing a mezzanine staircase to your flooring system, it’s important to think about the different options for the design. You may need something simple and practical, or you could choose something that fits the overall style of the warehouse. At Monarch Shelving, we can help our clients choose the best mezzanine staircases based on their personal requirements. Here, we explain a few different designs.

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Summer Storage: How to Prepare your Warehouse for Warmer Days


Brace yourselves, summer is coming! If anything, this recent surprise of February warmth has shown us that we need to start preparing ourselves for when the days do begin to get warmer. Things may have cooled down again, but it’s only a matter of weeks before the sun starts to heat things back up. To help you fight this and keep your warehouse productive, we have some handy tips for staying cool this summer.

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Using Racking and Shelving for your Warehouse Storage Solutions


Warehouse managers are constantly fighting the battle of creating more storage solutions for their warehouse space. As well as maintaining efficient operation and keeping everyone safe, the warehouse must be kept as optimised as possible. This will help to reduce business costs. However, this isn’t so simple.

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How Marketplace Technology is changing how we find Warehouse Space


eCommerce needs three times more space than typical retail. You need more space for inventory, automation and labour. In the UK, we spend more than £7 billion a year in returns. 60 per cent of goods bought online are returned. A huge difference to the small 6 per cent of goods bought in-store.

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Pallet Racking Guidelines: The Essentials


The product handling industry is packed with innovation and new tech. Behind all this, however, is the less thrilling, but equally important equipment, such as pallet racking. With all the moving parts of a material handling system, pallet racking is often seen as a basic element. It’s often considered last and is usually viewed as just a plain bit of the puzzle. However, there are many areas to consider when designing and ordering pallet racking. If not, how can you be sure you have the proper fit for your product handling system? This is why it’s important to have pallet racking guidelines in place so that you know everything about what you can and cannot store and how you can go about doing so.

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Warehouse Design: Preparing for Uncertainty


Many businesses face the prospect of whether they should turn down or accept more business. Whether it be taking advantage of a discount from a supplier, or tapping into a seasonal spike in demand, they have to make a decision. In most cases, they must grab it when the opportunity arises. It’s not about greed, but if businesses aren’t flexible and can’t support an increasing number of SKUs, their competitors will swoop in and take away market share.

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Get More from your Warehouse on a Budget


Imagine this: It’s the first day back at the warehouse and there are packages everywhere. There’s shrink-wrapping trailing on the floor and the staff are doing nothing. It’s not exactly a welcoming scene after you return from your holiday. In many cases, this mess is caused by a lack of space. The first initial thought would be to move to a bigger facility, but you may want to pause before you take such drastic measures.

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The Benefits of Second-hand Pallet Racking


With business costs constantly on the rise, buying second-hand equipment is often seen as a cheap way for setting up a business. But what happened when second-hand equipment fails to meet standards? The potential accidents can come with long-term expenses that certainly out-weigh the initial savings. So, how can business owners save money?

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The Importance of Decluttering the Warehouse


Have you ever struggled to find space to store goods, even at off-peak times? Or has your supplier changed their packaging style, leaving you to struggle with accommodating them in the same place? What about your stock in general? Has it ever gone missing? If you have answered “yes” to any of these, you may want to consider decluttering the warehouse.

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