Running a non-profit basketball club is difficult. There are several logistical hurdles you have to overcome including where to train, how to transport things if even if you do have a place, and how to actually get in front of the kids you need to take part in your program. You have a tough job. Of course, that also means that you do not know what you do not know. Namely, where are you going to put all your stuff when it comes time to put it away. The answer is, assuming you have one, in the warehouse. However, if you do not have the proper industrial storage solutions then you will just be laying this stuff on the ground. A solution that will work in the beginning but it is not a situation you want to continue later. If you want to be taken seriously as an organization then you will have to make sure that you have the right equipment that says that you are serious and professional.
The truth that you need to be aware of is that you just cannot search for “shelves online” and get industrial-strength shelves. You will, most likely, get shelves on Amazon which may work for a time but have a limited use case. Most of those shelving systems are meant for consumer-level people. You are an organization and are, likely, to have needs greater than what they can service. Therefore, you enter a situation that most businesses find themselves in and that is needing to figure out how to find industrial level storage systems. It sounds easy. It is not.
The truth is that there are no many places online where you can find the name. In most cases, you need to know that name in order to find it. A catch-22 situation that leaves you out of the loop. The problem is there is the industrial jargon and then there is what you call the product. The mismatch is what causes the problem. You are most likely going to call this stuff “industrial shelving”. What the industry calls it is “pallet racking”. Just knowing the name “pallet racking” will shortcut the learning curve exponentially.
However, once you do get an industrial level pallet rack or storage system then you will find that you will be able to keep your products easier. You also will find that you will be able to keep more of them. A good thing when you have a lot of balls and other pieces of training equipment like training decoys. Shooting nets and other pieces of equipment specific to your industry. Getting industrial level products, when you are ready for them, and when you have the money makes you look much more professional. It may be easier to get donations and/or grants. It is not a guarantee, but it is extremely helpful. You, most of all, will notice the difference.
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