Why Choose Warehousing in Nigeria
Sometimes it is difficulty for you to collect all your goods at the port due to some reasons. Warehouses are meant to store goods that await collection by the owner. In Nigeria these warehouses are many and some have even specialized on the kind of goods they store. Many of these warehouses are run by transport companies who want to keep the commodities of their customers safely. They are therefore meant to store that particular commodity or commodities that the company transports. There are others however who store everything regardless of who has brought it. Hence, it is very beneficial to opt for services of warehousing in Nigeria.
Qualities of a good warehouse
A good warehouse should have all the conditions necessary for the safe stay of the goods. The warehouse should be customized to keep the goods safe and undamaged throughout their stay in the warehouse. For example, a warehouse used to keep flowers should not be like the one used to keep cars, oil and gas. Owners of the warehouse must have the knowledge to keep the commodity and the science behind them for them to be able to meet the customers’ needs. Warehouses must be clean so that the commodity stored inside them does not get spoilt.
Nearness to roads and well built roads that connects the warehouse to major amenities is something good. For easy accessibility, the warehouses must be near to the port where goods are offloaded. This is to reduce the cost of transportation from the airport to the warehouse. It should be easily reachable through any means of transport to avoid delays as well. A good warehouse should be located near markets. This is for easy transport to the market when the goods are in demand. Transportation of goods should not be made until the client says so; goods must be removed on client’s demand.
Any warehouse should have tight security to ensure regular protection of goods. Electric fences with barbed wires will assist to scare away thieves. They must ensure that goods are analyzed regularly and the report must be taken to the owner on a daily basis to reduce anxiety; re-assure everyday that the goods are safe. Through this, reputation of any warehouse is going to be excellent. A good warehouse in Nigeria should as well have means of transport for goods of the client. This will facilitate trust between customers and owners. All warehouses must be licensed for them to carry their daily activities throughout.