Whether you’re a small, start-up business or a long-established large-chain corporation, there’s no denying the benefits of outsourcing your warehousing duties.

From helping keep your stock neat and tidy and streamlining your shipping processes to providing unmatched protection for your goods – there are many ways business owners can make the most of our warehousing services here at FDC Holdings.

However, businesses operating in some industries benefit from warehousing more than those operating in others.

In this post, our logistics specialists reveal which industries benefit from warehousing in Preston the most, and why your business can’t afford to miss out.

1.    Manufacturing

Manufacturers – whether it’s those who combine pre-existing parts to produce a new product or produce the parts themselves – have pretty complex warehouse requirements.

Working with a professional warehousing team, you’ll be able to maintain sufficient inventory levels and keep your production line running smoothly.

2.    Retail

These days, many high street retailers are operating as dual-purpose warehousing – stocking inventory for in-store shoppers while also locally filling online orders via in-store pickup or direct shipping.

With all your other duties and limited space, it’s easy to fall behind. But outsourcing these duties will help you stay on top of your game.

From streamlining complicated processes, and providing additional storage space to ensuring safe stock management, investing in warehousing services is a no-brainer for brick-and-mortar retail businesses.

3.    Hospitality

Many companies operating in the hospitality industry – particularly food and beverage manufacturers – make use of warehousing services to keep their goods safe and reduce potential losses.

With items needing to be kept at certain temperatures and shipped at specific times, outsourcing your warehousing duties to experts, like ourselves, ensures that perishables are kept fresh, and arrive at their final destination ready to be handed out to customers.

4.    Wholesalers

Wholesalers can benefit massively from outsourcing their warehousing duties.

Any large wholesaler will know how difficult it can be to balance the inventory and shipping speeds whilst also maintaining their order accuracy, but a warehouse management system makes these processes much simpler.

From helping manage the most complex of supply chains and maximising inventory deployment to much quicker order shipment and reduced labour costs, wholesale distributors will thank themselves for investing in a warehouse management system (WMS)

Some WMS features will also protect your equipment, help you stick to tight maintenance schedules and optimise your warehouse layout to minimise the risk of accidents and injury.

If you ask us, it’s a no-brainer!

5.    Healthcare

Of course, healthcare facilities may not have large inventories or warehouses, but this isn’t to say that they can’t or won’t benefit from warehouse storage.

Pharmacies, GP surgeries and hospitals all supply and administer medicines that need to be kept at a certain temperature, and investing in warehousing makes it much easier to manage the storage requirements of such products.

With an offsite team managing your inventory, you can be sure that all your stock is suitable for use, as they’re always on top of expiry dates and stocking shelves full of new products, and expend all your time and energy caring for your patients.

Interested in storage and warehousing in Preston?

There’s no denying the benefits that warehousing can have for your business, and it isn’t strictly for the businesses listed above.

Here at FDC Holdings, we’ve been helping our clients – who operate in various industries – get on top of their warehousing duties for over 40 years, and would be more than happy to assist with yours, too!

To find out more about warehousing in Preston, or for a competitive quote, get in touch with our friendly experts today by calling 01772 695 695 or emailing and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!