As of 2013, approximately 84% of American households claimed ownership of a computer. As such, you have your hands full if you're in the business of repairing computers. If your business entails PC repair, there are a few reasons why you need to incorporate the use of storage bins.
Preventing PC Damage
As of 2010, the computer maintenance and repair industry generated approximately $7 billion in total revenue, which equates to a high amount of PC repair demands among consumers. Dust and dirt is one of the most damaging elements for any PC owner. Whether the customer owns a desktop or a portable PC such as a laptop or netbook, dust can damage the PCs components.
Dust can enter the PC through vents and other openings. As time goes by, the accumulation of dust can effect fan speeds, which causes the computer to overheat. Dust that accumulates on the motherboard can also lead to overheating. Either way, as the owner of a store that services PCs, it is your job to protect the customer's PC from damage.
Storage bins offer specific benefits, particularly heavy duty storage bins. Storage bins often come with airtight lids, which prevents dust and dirt from entering the container. Therefore, once you have finished repairing a customer's computer, place it in a labeled storage bin for safekeeping to prevent dust damage from occurring.
Preventing PC Theft
When it comes to computer crimes, laptop theft places second as the most common crime experienced. Desktops, laptops, and netbooks often contain sensitive information pertaining to a person's identity. Once a customer leaves their PC in your charge, it means it is your responsibility to ensure the safety of that device.
Of course, the most obvious approach to security might be an alarm system and CCTVs to deter potential criminals. However, it would make sense to go beyond the obvious as a way of addition additional security for the sake of your customers and the success of your business. Heavy duty storage bins provide you just the answer you need to prevent PC theft.
Look for a heavy duty bin that offers placement for a padlock. Padlocked bins may very well deter burglars from entering your store. A burglar's goal is to get in and out of their target location as quickly as possible. By padlocking your customers' computers and other electronics inside bins, you are making it hard for a burglar to get away quickly, therefore preventing possible theft.
If you can show PC owners that you have means of keeping their items safe, they will likely trust you more with their valuables.
Providing Space for PCs
Is your store relatively small in size? Whether you have recently opened your store in a smaller building or you have yet to expand, small business spaces can have a negative outcome on the success of your business. You have to offer enough space to store your customers' PCs for repair and safekeeping.
Fortunately, storage bins make it possible for you to save both counter space and floor space. Heavy duty bins are particularly useful since they can accommodate more weight than standard storage bins. Furthermore, you can stack bins on top of one another without running the risk that the bins may break or damaging the PC components inside of them.
If you are interested in the benefits of using storage bins for your retail and repair electronics store, contact a professional. A professional can help you choose bins that are right for your business. For example, you may want to specify the detail of your business so the professional can choose a bin size that is just right for computer, laptop, and netbook storage.