When buying stillages, used for storage or transportation, it’s important to avoid costly mistakes that could impact your operations and finances. Here are 10 mistakes to avoid:
#1 Ignoring your specific needs: Not assessing your storage or transportation requirements properly can lead to purchasing stillages that don’t meet your specific needs, resulting in inefficiencies or the need for additional purchases.
#2 Failing to consider load capacity: Overlooking the load capacity of stillages can lead to purchasing Stillages and Cages that can’t handle the weight of your products, potentially leading to damage or safety hazards.
#3 Neglecting durability and quality: Opting for cheaper, low-quality stillages may seem cost-effective initially, but they may not withstand regular use and require frequent replacements, which can be more expensive in the long run.
#4 Not considering compatibility: If you already have existing Stillages and Cages, failing to consider compatibility with your current equipment can result
in inefficiencies or the need for modifications, adding unnecessary costs.
#5 Disregarding size and dimensions: Purchasing stillages without considering their size and dimensions in relation to your storage and transportation may
result in wasted space, increased costs or the inability to optimize your operations effectively.
#6 Overlooking stackability: If your operations require stacking stillages, failing to ensure that the containers are stackable can lead to inefficient use
of space and potential safety hazards.
#7 Neglecting material handling equipment requirements: Not considering the equipment needed to handle the stillages, such as forklifts or cranes, can lead
to compatibility issues or the need for additional equipment purchases or modifications.
#8 Neglecting safety features: Safety should be a priority when buying stillages. Ignoring safety features like locking mechanisms, corner reinforcements,
or load securing options can lead to accidents, product damage, or injuries, resulting in significant costs..
#9 Not evaluating supplier reputation: Choosing a supplier solely based on price without considering their reputation, customer reviews, or product quality
history can lead to poor service, delays, or receiving substandard stillages.
#10 Not considering long-term needs: Failing to assess your long-term storage or transportation requirements can result in purchasing stillages that may become
obsolete or insufficient as your business grows, leading to additional costs for replacements or upgrades.