I started out very slowly, keeping a tiny amount of stock in my garage, and reordering products as needed.
Over the years, my business has grown to the point where I needed to rent out some warehouse space and hire two full-time employees to cover shipping and handling.
I've also had to buy more equipment to make sure business is able to run smoothly.
The toughest part was trying to find a forklift for sale at a reasonable price.
Few businesses of my size would ever need to look for a forklift for sale, but because my warehouse is so small, we have to stack products vertically instead of horizontally.
When I first started checking into forklifts, I was a bit taken aback by how expensive they are.
Purchasing a new one was out of the question because my budget simply wouldn't allow for it.
I briefly considered renting one instead of buying, but after crunching the numbers, I figured that would just be throwing good money away.
My best option was to find a used forklift for sale at a price that I could afford.
I first scoured the classified ads in my local newspapers.
While I did come across a forklift for sale here and there, I wasn't overly impressed by the condition the vehicles were in.
The price was right, but I couldn't risk having the thing break down and then be on the hook for repairs and lost productivity.
I had to keep looking, so I decided to see if I could uncover a forklift for sale online.
This turned out to be a bonanza, as I came across plenty of websites, classified sites, and auction sites where I could buy cheap industrial equipment of all kinds.
True, I was primarily interested in a used forklift for sale, but if I could also score some good deals on desks, chairs, or warehouse shelving, I would certainly take advantage of the bargains! Anyway, to make a long story short, I ended up getting one of the newer model Toyota forklifts for what I was willing to spend.
I also made sure to convert the warranty over to my business name, and got the seller to throw in a couple of training sessions for my drivers.
All in all, I was pretty happy with the transaction and haven't had any mechanical problems to speak of thus far (knock on wood).
Well, it definitely took some extra legwork to find a forklift for sale in my area, but I eventually got it done and closed the deal.
Now I'll be able to utilize my warehouse space more effectively, my workers will have an easier time loading trucks, and we'll enjoy increased productivity all around.