Running out of warehouse space, try our 3PL services

June 15, 2018

Using a 3PL facility:  The term comes from the military, a provider of outsourced logistics services.  This can be the most cost-effective method to assist with additional space requirements or order fulfilment services.

If you are fulfilling 15 orders plus per day then you could consider a third-party partner.  There is generally no long-term commitment and you will only pay for the space you use.  They will offer a fixed price matrix based on the size of area you are using so you will be better placed when planning around your budget.

Southern Storage offers software integration options directly on to your platform with remote access to reports, stock levels, order history and more.    We have invested heavily in our warehousing software to reduce duplicate data entry utilising barcodes throughout the warehouses.  If you are looking at growing your business then look at our services, the correct partner can add value, knowledge and experience to your business.

We offer no set up charges, no fixed charges or minimum volume to order or store.  Our aim is to grow with you, building a strong partnership for supply chain success.

Sales Lead Generator required

June 8, 2018

Exciting opportunity for a self-employed part time member of the team to generate sales leads.  Due to warehouse expansion we are looking for a Lead Generator.   We are a third-party logistics provider based in Hampshire who specialise in order fulfilment and storage and we have a professional yet relaxed working environment.

As a Lead Generator, you will be working within 1 major sector and carrying out a preliminary fact find. After completion, you will then pass this information on to the Managing Director for review, you will then either make contact with the customer or potentially make the call alongside the MD.

As a successful Lead Generator, you will be enthusiastic on the phone and have the ability to build a rapport very quickly.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Contact prospective new Clients, book appointments for site/customer visits.
  • Market direction, cosmetic raw material/personal care market.
  • Conduct a first stage fact find to identify core details on the prospective client and filter out inappropriate leads for the Business.
  • Record and monitor calls made and produce reports to demonstrate effort and success rate.
  • An understanding of Southern Storage & Transport’s services and direction is fundamental along with developing an understanding of our competitors.
  • To respond to inbound calls or internal referrals with the aim of booking appointment for the MD.
  • Identify Opportunities, quantify leads.
  • Develop new ideas and employ a problem-solving attitude to the role.


  • Proven ability to achieve KPIs, with experience in a similar sales-based role.
  • Excellent listening skills to identify openings.
  • Ability to sell at all levels of the business.
  • Excellent/confident & professional telephone skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously.
  • Effective communications skills both verbal and written.
  • Hours to be negotiated.
  • Pay to be negotiated.

The successful candidate will enjoy benefits such as a bonus scheme based on how many leads convert to actual sales.


Please forward your covering letter and CV to

Cosmetics & Personal Care with Southern Storage & Transport

May 25, 2018

The Cosmetics and Personal Care market has continued to show year on year growth, with over 500 million European consumers using cosmetic and personal care products. This is due to the continued increase in disposable income and rising living standards.  This demand has driven further development within the industry.  It is apparent that consumers are willing to buy higher priced beauty products.

At Southern Storage & Transport we will adopt specific strategies and work very closely with you.  We can provide logistics and supply chain management to outsource elements of your distribution and fulfilment choosing to concentrate on your core business.

Cosmetic raw material and personal care products require specialised facilities, delivery solutions and a secure robust procedure for handling and recording that data.  We offer a full range of storage and logistic services to support you and your customers. This includes UK, Europe and worldwide shipping services with delivery and distribution by road, sea and air, along with reverse logistics options.

Our services are bespoke to your requirements and that of your customers.  We provide the following services:

  • Order/Inventory management
  • CSV to FTP or Web integration options
  • ISO 9001:2015 for a quality management procedure controls
  • Dedicated account management
  • Barcoding and scanning services
  • Container receipts and reloading facilities
  • Racking and bulk storage facilities

ISO 9001:2015 at Southern Storage & Transport

May 17, 2018

ISO 9001 is the internationally recognised standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS). It is the most widely used QMS standard in the world, with over 1.1 million certificates issued to organizations in 178 countries.

ISO 9001 provides a framework and set of principles to assist companies in meeting statutory and regulatory requirements relating to their product while achieving excellence in their customer service and delivery.  The key areas covered are Customer satisfaction, Leadership, process approach, continual improvement, decision making and supplier relationships.  We will always look for continual improvements within the process we provide to each customer.

Southern Storage & Transport have recently made the transition to ISO 9001:2015.  We have held the ISO 9001 standard since 1991 and found it a valuable tool to ensure that we work to set guidelines to ensure that we achieve our customers goals.  We have a well-documented QMS with set standards and requirements to reduce inconsistencies in our service.  Our QMS and standard of work is audited and verified independently by the the NQA on a periodical basis to ensure compliance.

Stay cool at Southern Storage

February 27, 2018

The leading specialist manufacturer of medical and laboratory refrigerators and freezers chooses Southern Storage as their storage provider.  We are pleased to announce a new partnership with the market leader in this industry for their storage solution.

Their business has been established for over 80 years are they are proud to be a specialist British manufacturer.

When handling and transporting such delicate bulky items, you need to offer a truly bespoke service that will ensure the goods are stored and handled in the correct manner and process.

5,000 Sq. Ft of archive storage

February 21, 2018

Despite the modern business being more security conscious than ever, there will always be a requirement for businesses to archive confidential paper documents.  Many businesses will store documents for both audit purposes and legal requirements, however, storing large volumes of documents on site can be reduce your space for day to day working.  Storing your documents off site can be a solution in which you can still have access but not within your premises, valuable space in your premises for continued growth.

At Southern Storage & Transport we have recently converted 5,000 Sq. Ft for small item archive storage.  The estate and premises are covered by CCTV and security bollards at the entrance.  We are accredited with ISO9001 for quality management.

We can offer access to your documents within 1 hour from request with a private meeting room to allow document review in privacy.

At Southern Storage & Transport all cartons are barcoded individually with your unique reference and date for secure destruction.  All your records are accessible with our web portal which can show current archive holding and the history of the transactions.

We can offer a collection and delivery service to assist with the complete process.

Christmas overflow storage solutions

September 8, 2017

For the majority of businesses, the run up to Christmas is a peak trading period, your orders are starting to increase and you need the capability to hold more stock to meet the pending demands from your customers.  Overflow storage is a cost-effective alternative to moving premises, peak trading periods within your year or promotional projects that require larger purchases.

Having additional storage capacity at short notice or knowing that you can call upon these services in your busy periods can be a great benefit to meeting your customer demands.

Southern Storage can offer a fully managed stock management service or simply hold additional stock that we can either deliver or you can arrange your own transportation to collect.  We are always flexible in our approach offering both long and short-term solutions for both small and large businesses.

We offer a personal approach with all our customers to understand your needs and requirements to create a bespoke solution for you and your customers.

Flexible Offsite Archiving solutions

June 22, 2017

Document storage is a vital part of effective document management. As a thriving business you can’t afford to misplace or lose essential documentation. Without a document archiving system in place, paperwork can become overwhelming and uncontrollable.

At Southern Storage & Transport we provide organised and secure document storage archiving solutions for all  your business requirements, our aim is to give you the ability to concentrate on your core business objectives.

Documents are stored and barcoded individually by carton.  All your archive information is stored on a secure database according to your requirements.  With remote access to the database you can view your complete archive library of information through your work PC or tablet, on the go, 24 hours a day.

We can arrange for the destruction of your archive storage or simply deliver back to you.  If you require the destruction of your archive storage through Southern Storage & Transport we will provide you with a Certificate of Destruction.

We can retrieve your archive storage in under 1 hour from request.  If you think we can help you or you would simply like to ask about your requirements then please give us a call, we can send you ‘Our top tips for Archive storage’.

Overflow storage @ Southern Storage & Transport

June 10, 2017

Small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) will not always have the the necessary capital to rent or lease a temporary warehouse.  If you choose the right provider that understands your needs and requirements they should offer you a bespoke solution and expertise to allow you to drive your business forward.

A competent and trusted supplier will offer a simple pricing mechanism, one that is easy to understand, but do ask for every service that you require to be clearly identified with the presentation you receive.  This is a fantastic way to manage and reserve your capital.

If you are experiencing growth or you want the ability to buy in bulk then contact us to see what solutions we can offer you for a period of time that you define.

Rory Thomas

Managing Director

New customer, new solutions.

June 1, 2017

From the initial enquiry to receiving stock took 3 days.  Nigel had an immediate requirement for overflow storage which would assist with his continued growth, we offered a bespoke solution.  Our aim is simple, to meet and exceed our customer’s expectations said Managing director Rory Thomas.