How to house stock with better product storage

Whether you’ve stockpiled for Christmas or have an excess of unsold product lying around, newcomers to retail can often find themselves overwhelmed by stock. If you’re launching a homegrown business, the majority of people begin by housing stock in their home – but this can quickly grow unsustainable. You immediately compromise on available space in your home. For smaller retails who operate high street shops, storage space is limited generally to backrooms – which again can be quickly overwhelmed in periods of peak demand. In a worst-case scenario, unsold stock you’ve bought anticipating the Christmas rush can overload your home … Continue reading

A Recipe for the Perfect Customer Experience

I think we can all agree that as customers we have higher expectations than ever. We want good products that are quick to obtain and easy to use. Market leaders recognise this and are diversifying to meet customer needs (we can now order products directly from our mobiles and have them delivered the very same day.) Trying to apply this to your Self-Storage business can be daunting and offering your customers everything under the sun feels like it’d be costly or an inconvenience to you. However, you have all the knowledge you need from every procurement experience you’ve had… think … Continue reading

Creating Remote Site Facilities With Storage Containers

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From testing sites nestled in the countryside to remote offices on wind farms that are situated far away from civilisation, many water testing, agricultural and energy companies have distinct need for safe, secure and efficient remote facilities. Every site faces several challenges – from amenities for the workers who work on the site through to security and weatherproofing concerns. At Mr. Box, we are specialists in providing containers and conversions to accommodate businesses with the most challenging needs. We can also help build portable facilities such as laboratory and water analysis facilities. If you are planning a remote or portable … Continue reading

Safely Housing Machinery on Site

As a facilities manager, your machines are often the most important and expensive pieces of equipment on your site. Whether you are temporarily renting machines for a project or have permanent machines in place such as a diesel lawnmower for a school caretaking role, it’s almost always machinery that you rely upon most for day to day work. Unfortunately, if you operate outdoors your machinery is immediately at risk from a number of factors. Security The first risk is that of security – on schools, agricultural land, construction sites and more, machinery is often stolen. In fact, theft and vandalism … Continue reading

Containing the football fever

Playing football is not just a sport, it is a way of life or as Brazilian legend Pelé named it, ‘The Beautiful Game’! With over 3,500 football teams in the country and over 64,000 footballers playing regularly in local leagues, keeping the the gear safe and the players and staff comfortable is a challenge for grassroots football clubs. Making sure the kit is ready for the Sunday league or mid-week training session or discussing team tactics are all essential parts of the game and so a suitable space is a must. While some clubs up and down the country may … Continue reading

Make Your Marina Safer With Storage Containers

For marina owners, ensuring that your marina is a safe and secure place for your customers is vital. Many boat owners have possessions or equipment that they don’t want to leave lying around on their boat, but also don’t want to be carrying them too and from home. Boating equipment can be very expensive, so they will want to ensure its protection but it can also be heavy, meaning they won’t want to cart it around too often. So, what’s the solution? Storage containers. What can storage containers do for my marina? By providing storage containers in your marina, the … Continue reading

Securing Your Farm With Storage

Rural crime reached a seven-year high last year, with theft of machinery, equipment and livestock costing the UK £50 million in 2018 alone. Reports have shown that an increasing number of people are taking advantage of the remote locations of farms and the expensive equipment that is stored there. So how do you keep your farm secure? Storage containers are a great way to keep equipment and secure machinery safe and secure from theft. We offer storage containers in a range of sizes, from 8ft to 20ft, so you can choose the model which best suits your needs. Each container … Continue reading

Supplying a Grassroots Rugby Team

Grassroots Rugby: Supplying A Team With the Rugby World Cup hosted in Japan this year, it’s a great time to shed some light on the fantastic sport of rugby. For rugby teams to exist, they must have a certain level of kit that enables them to train and play – but often at a grassroots level this equipment can be hard to source. The supply of a low-level sports team is not something many people ever consider – but a lot goes in to getting people playing… Funding Most rugby clubs, at grassroots level, fund themselves through local sponsorships, player … Continue reading

Shipping Containers For School Caretakers

Optimising Storage in School Facilities Management Facilities managers and caretakers in schools are faced with a difficult operational challenge. In a school environment, there are lots of maintenance considerations and one that is often overlooked is storage space. Whether it’s storing items used by pupils or storing maintenance equipment such as gardening tools, storage must be safe, secure and affordable. As austerity measures continue to burden public sector organisations, facilities managers effectively have to do more with less. To maximise your onsite storage capacities, a secure storage container may provide the most effective solution, especially in terms of storage space … Continue reading

Where Can I Store My Chemical Supplies?

When it comes to storing chemicals, you can’t just put them anywhere. In fact, the containers that you use are incredibly important. Why does it matter where I store them? If you work with chemicals, then you’ll know how dangerous they can be. Storing them incorrectly or somewhere unsecure could yield disastrous results and create a risk to those around you. Under Government guidance, the storage of pesticides, fertilisers, flammables, and chemicals should protect against harm to humans, animals and the environment. HSE requirements on the safe storage The HSE provides a list of requirements for the safe storage of … Continue reading

The Most Imaginative Converted Shipping and Storage Containers

Shipping and storage containers may have their respective uses, but there are many ways that they can be given a new lease of life and converted into something a lot different. Over recent years, there has been a noticeable increase in the amount of shipping and storage containers that are being used for something other than their original purpose. Their size, shape, and robust nature makes them a popular choice for projects that have limited space, a limited budget, or to heighten an area’s creativity. For businesses situated in city centres, it’s also much cheaper to rent out a storage … Continue reading

Garden Scheme Ready To Bloom Thanks To Container Donation From Mr Box

Green-fingered pupils at a Bromley school will be given the opportunity to grow their own garden thanks to the donation of a storage container to the Lower Road Allotments.

The collaboration between Nash College, an independent specialist college for learners with moderate to profound learning disabilities and one of Bromley’s largest allotments, will see the garden designed by the students, with flowers, shrubs and a seating area and involve on-year student maintenance. Continue reading