November 5th, 2020
10 Good Reasons Why You Should Use Furniture Cages
Smart Furniture Storage and Handling Advice
Have you ever been faced with the issue of where to store bulky furniture goods or what to do with excess stock?
Perhaps your team have had issues with the practical side or manoeuvring such goods without putting their safety at risk? There’s a variety of reasons why furniture movers the length and breadth of the nation are rejoicing at the simple yet effective innovation that is the humble furniture cage unit.
This handy guide outlines ten great reasons why these are a welcome innovation for those in the business of shifting and story such bulky items on a regular basis.
Reason 1 – Bulk Solutions
Moving the product “furniture”, due to its large size, is an inherent challenge for logistics. No other sector has to deal with comparable product features, the cost for personnel and logistics are usually the biggest and least modifiable expense factors of this business especially when it comes to furniture.
Using a Furniture cage, ‘Furnibox’ or ‘Corlette’ as it is sometimes known, on wheels means you can easily manage awkward and/or bulky items thus reducing labour costs.
Reason 2 – Cost Reduction
Furniture contains various sizes and shapes sometimes within one product line.
This can include but not limited to beds, mattresses, tables or large sofas resulting in a lack of stackability and extreme difference in lengths.
Less storage space means bigger warehousing costs and a higher cost of goods!
Reason 3 – Saving Space
Corlettes can be stored on wide and narrow aisle racking, saving immeasurable space.
This beneift is especially handy during busy peak periods.
Reason 4 – Protect Upholstery
Furniture is the prized possession of any home and damages will be noticed.
Returns are a logistical nightmare for furniture retailers, so with the closed constriction of the furniture pallet means the furniture is protected within the confines of the upholstery pallet on all sides, thus reducing damages.
Reason 5 – Stacking and Racking
You don’t necessarily need to store the Corlettes in racking, they can also block stack three cages high on the ground creating a massive amount of extra space!
Especially handy for bulky sofas and bedding products!
Reason 6 – Manual Handling Reduction
Reduce your manual handling! Did you know that manual handling accounts for one in three workplace accidents in the UK?
The furnibox is a one-touch solution to avoid slipping a disc in your back and giving peace of mind to reduce the health and safety concerns arising from lifting-related injuries.
Reason 7 – Hands-Free Transportation
Distribute the furniture without ever having to touch the items!
How? Simply take the cage from the racking with the goods inside and wheel it on the truck!
Reason 8 – Health & Safety Compliance
Made fully compliant to the international TUV safety rating! Which means to you faster lead times & peace of mind!
Reason 9 – Unused Space Utilisation
Utilise your previously-unused mezzanine floor or upper decking area within your storage facility. No need for lift shafts, simply lift your furniture cage full of items up onto the mezzanine floor
Reason 10 – Competitive Advantage
Because everyone else i.e. your industry competitors are using them!
Nowadays, the vast majority of major furniture manufacturers and retailers across Britain and throughout Europe are using furniboxes to help improve their processes and utilise storage capacity more efficiently.
If you like the sound of these cracking new solutions and want one for your premises, please contact us today to find out who is using them in your area and discuss how we can get you supplied and fitted for the next stage of your furniture business process innovation!