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Streamline Your Cannabis Warehouse Operations with Industrial Shelving

Part 1: The Cannabis Warehouse

With laws changing across the country and around the world, cannabis dispensaries and grow houses are popping up to provide medical and recreational marijuana to citizens. As your business grows in this rapidly thriving industry, you will want to create the optimal environment to run your day-to-day operations, including functional shelving and storage.

Unlike a traditional product warehouse that stores electronics, appliances or toys; a cannabis growing warehouse requires shelving solutions much like a greenhouse storing flowers or food plants. The marijuana plants require adequate light, water and care. Here at Action Wholesale Products, we provide a range of shelving and storage solutions to commercial businesses in the cannabis industry. Here are several shelving solutions for your operations.

Wire Shelving for a Durable Growing Environment

Cannabis plants require a more open environment to receive sunlight and space for leaves to grow. Boxed in shelving  hampers growth. Wire shelving can provide your plants with the optimal shelving solution. Sunlight and air can pass through the wire while the shelves are strong enough to handle the weight of the pots and hydration systems. The wire shelves can be stationary, or they can be made as carts with casters to easily move plants to different locations based on plant sizes and needs.

Functional Rolling Ladders and Carts to Provide Plant Care

Taking plants down from taller shelves to provide care isn’t usually a feasible system as it can take too much time moving each pot one at a time. Functional rolling ladders allow you to provide care to each plant without moving it to another work location. Made with high quality 1″ steel tube, our ladder is both lightweight and durable as it can handle hours of use.
In addition to rolling ladders, rolling carts allow you to move supplies, potted plants, and harvested plants to different areas of the building. These carts can increase productivity so that you can increase profits.

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Space-Saving Boltless Shelving for Flexible Storage

For cannabis warehouses that will have sprinkler systems and ultraviolet lights mounted to shelves, you want shelving that can be customized to your plants’ needs. Boltless shelving can have added shelves for smaller plantings, or you can remove shelves when plants grow bigger to provide more storage space. Different types of shelf material are available, such as laminated particleboard, which is water-resistant.

Storage Cabinets to Promote a Safe Environment

You’ll be storing a lot of other items such as plant food, fertilizers, gloves, spades and other tools. A storage cabinet can keep the dispensary and grow house organized, compliant with regulations, and safe so workers do not trip over items left out on the floor. All the tools can be easily located in one spot for ease of use.

When it comes to having the best storage and shelving options for your cannabis business, you want simple storage solutions and easy-to-assemble shelves so you can get operations running smoothly. Action Wholesale Products has what you need as we offer industrial shelving items at guaranteed low prices. Call us or use our live chat feature to get started!

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5 Tips for Setting Up Your Shelving Units

Whether you run an e-commerce store or just have a very active garage, your shelving units could likely stand a little reorganization. Planning out each square foot of space will take time, but ultimately it will save you time over the long run. Use these five tips to get more out your space.

1. High Vs. Low-Flow

Juggernauts like Ikea and Amazon put all their efforts into high-flow warehouses, and you should be applying the same concept to your space. High-flow items are the ones you use the most often, so they require the bulk of your time and resources. Keep these high-flow items in mind if you’re planning to buy any type of gadgetry. No matter how elaborate or simple your space, the low-flow items should get as little attention as possible.

2. Think Up

Vertical storage units give you more space to work with, and it’s one of the best ways to avoid having to buy extra space for your warehouse. It may throw a wrench into the way you currently access your items, but the adjustment will be worth it.

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3. Practice Flexibility

Warehouses change over time, and too many warehouses just develop workarounds for those changes rather than coming up with sustainable solutions. Instead of trying to cram a new product into a too small space, consider how you can plan your warehouse to be flexible enough to fully support what’s in demand.

4. Consider the Weight

If the weight isn’t distributed evenly across the shelves, you risk collapse or an unsustainable amount of sway. Anyone who works with the shelves should have a good understanding of how each shift in weight affects the rest of the inventory. It’s especially common for newcomers to a warehouse to make a mistake when it comes to loading. Ensure you account for all the weight the shelving will bear before ordering the units.

5. Upkeep Is Critical

Even the most advanced technology or shelf set-up can’t stop the accumulation of junk on your shelves. No matter how fool-proof your system is, it will still take a lot of work to keep it all together. Odd circumstances will arise where things have to out of place for a time. The key is to take care of misplaced items right away.