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Internet auctions have taken off! Careers have been made out of working from home and listing anything from practical, designer and wacky items. In fact, stores have even been opened dedicated to selling your items on Internet auctions for you. Anyone and everyone can take part in this online garage sale and wholesale phenomenon that brings sellers from Brooklyn, New York to the homes of buyers sitting at their kitchen table in Austin, Texas.
If you browse even a narrow search term in a very popular auction site, you will see at least 10 to 20 listings. Broadening your search could result in endless offers to be the highest bidder and win. So where to you think all those items that are on sale in the virtual world are sitting in the real world?
For a serious online seller, their inventory is safely awaiting shipment in a local storage rental . It is convenient and quite easy for an online auctioneer to keep boxes of trinkets and collectibles locked behind a security gate and guarded door until he or she is ready to ship them to their destination.
To make things easier, one can find a storage rental that offers postal and shipping pickup and delivery. With services so convenient, a seller could receive inventory at their local storage rental and send it off to the highest bidder just as easily.
Many lucky sellers make a living from selling wholesale items on an auction website, where the thrill of winning and market value brings the seller a nice profit. Local storing companies are really the stock room and sometimes even the office for these entrepreneurs. Yes, some quality storing companies have conference rooms available for tenants to use. These are usually available on a first come, first serve basis. Many facilities offering a conference room to its tenants may also allow a tenant to reserve the room in advance if he or she knows they will need it for a meeting.
While working from home is enviable, it does have its down side. Meeting with any clients means they come to your house. By having the option to use the conference room as another amenity of your offsite store room, your clients will never have to set foot in your home and your privacy remains yours.
The constant flow of incoming and outgoing inventory makes it easy for an online entrepreneur to rent only a modest sized storage rental and have very minimal storing costs. When you consider that the seller would otherwise have to store his or her inventory in their own home or garage, an offsite storage rental makes a world of sense. In most cases, the monthly rent can be claimed as a business expense for the online auctioning business.
In addition, most storing places offer insurance which would cover lost goods in the case of an accident. However, in most cases, an Internet auctioneer would have to increase the coverage amount depending on the value of the inventory they estimate will be stored at any one time. He or she should also read the fine print of any supplemental insurance offered by the storing company and make sure the items they are storing would be covered under the terms. He or she should also be clear about what circumstances would warrant a paid claim, should the unfortunate happen.
Storing at an offsite facility can make an Internet business run smoothly and provide the perfect system for shipping and receiving. If you are thinking of auctioning off some things for profit, your local storage rental facility is the best place to start planning your new business.
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Disclamer: This entry is intended to promote our partner StorageMart and some or all participants received compensation.