Whether you are a wholesaler distributing large product volumes or a retailer selling goods piece by piece, the items you put on the market are your main source of income and profit. And when they are not handled with care, you might lose not only your customers but your business as well. Yes, keeping your products secured can be difficult, especially if you don’t have the right storage materials and equipment on hand. To make things easier, find below some useful tips on how to proceed in order to ensure the quality of the products you are selling to your customers.
- Store them in the right place
Some products, when exposed to extreme temperatures, are highly prone to malfunction, or worse, total breakdown. In order to ensure that your products are in good shape and quality, place them in their proper storage places. For example, if you are selling gadgets, place them in a room where the temperature is neither too hot nor too cold. Doing so will keep them in good working condition. Also, keep them at a level where they won’t fall easily. Better yet, place them in storage boxes and keep them stacked on the ground. Overall, whether the items you are selling comes in bulk or just a sole piece, keeping them in the right place retains their quality.
- Keep them clean always
What astounds and pleases the eyes attracts customers and is likely to be sold more often. But sometimes when your product sits too long on a shelf or on a rack uncovered, they tend to get covered with cobwebs or dust. Keep in mind that the products that you sell reflect the quality of your business, so it is really important to keep their quality and good appearance intact. Keep them clean all the time.
- Keep them sealed
“Don’t accept when the seal is broken.” Customers know this simple truth. A broken seal is a sign that tampering has been done and therefore not worth the money. Not only that, there are goods (particularly food and beverages) that need to be sealed tightly in order to maintain their freshness. So if you supply ingredients and drinks to establishments, make sure they are properly packed. Since most of these goods come in bulk and must be delivered in boxes and containers, it’s better if they are wrapped together for efficient handling.
Now, delivering goods to your customers does not always mean you hand the products to them personally. Instead, you can opt to ship the items to their preferred destination. Since it may take a certain length of time before the goods arrive to the consumer, it is imperative to keep them totally secured. Have them packed and wrapped to avoid direct contact with the elements like air, water, dirt and ultraviolet rays. Rough handling and impact are factors to consider as well when products are being shipped. Buy industrial & packaging supplies including pallet wrap to keep your goods stabilised and sealed.
- Protect them from human errors
One of the keys to maintaining product quality is your employees. Make sure to hire someone who is knowledgeable enough about your products, someone who can be trusted to handle the items with care. Also, make sure to put video surveillance in your store and workplace because your employees might take advantage of the poor security and might damage or steal your products.
By following these tips, you can now keep your items secured and are one step further towards a flourishing business.