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3 Tips for Planning and Executing a Retail Move

April 22, 2023 by CRS Corporate Relocation SystemsCorporate Moving

Packing up and moving an entire retail store is a big and exciting task to take on. Whether you’re downsizing, upsizing, or simply need an excuse for new scenery, relocating an active business takes a lot of strategic planning to execute. First and foremost, you will need time to plan the move. 

To help take a little bit of the stress off your shoulders, the team at CRS Moving & Storage has gathered our expertise and put together a quick tip guide on how to plan and execute a flawless retail move. For over 20 years now, we have used our knowledge and proficiency to successfully help relocate thousands of businesses across the United States. 

3 Tips for Planning and Executing a Flawless Retail Move

When developing an efficient moving strategy for your retail business, three important steps to consider include the following:

Have Everything Sorted

When you are doing the physical packaging of all merchandise and furniture, make sure you keep everything clearly labeled. This allows you to set up at your new location without a bunch of opening and closing unmarked boxes. Similarly, as you package everything up, it’s a good time to sort through any unwanted or unusable items. It’s easiest to categorize everything into three different sections. These include items you want to keep, items you want to get rid of, and then items that you can recycle. 

This way, you are not crowding your moving vans with goods and furniture you no longer need or want

Keep Everyone Posted

Once you have moving-in and moving-out dates solidified, ensure everyone is fully aware and able to meet the scheduled deadlines. If there is going to be a lapse in dates, keep your staff posted on the exact times they will be needed to resume regular working hours. 

Similarly, you will want to have everything returned to your old building owner by the move-out date, which means collecting all keys from any staff or management who may have one. 

Have a Clean Up and Set Up Crew Ready

Putting everything into boxes and onto a van is only half the battle. Leaving your former building clean is a vital part of the process, and planning for a clean-up crew to be there when everything is packed up is a big part of your moving plan. Whether it’s a team of professionals, CRS Moving & Storage’s moving experts, or volunteer staff members, ensure they have proper time to leave everything the way it was when you moved in. 

This also applies to setting up in your new location. You can’t begin to resume regular retail operations until all technology has been booted up and every bit of merchandise has been inventoried and put on the shelf. 

Enjoy a Stress-Free and Painless Move With CRS Moving & Storage

The last and final tip for a stress-free and painless move is to hire a professional moving and storage company. With CRS Moving & Storage on your side, you don’t have to worry about everything running smoothly, because we will do that for you. We provide all the moving materials needed, like specially-sized boxes and padding paper. We also operate based on your schedule and can provide both clean-up and set-up services. This allows your retail business to not have to skip a beat and lose out on precious operating hours. 

Additionally, we offer liquidation and storage services, meaning you can keep all of your relocation needs to one company. For a free logistics plan, call one of our team members today at (718) 424-6000 or fill out our online contact form.


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