A mobile shelving unit is a storage rack that has wheels on the bottom so that it can be easily transported from one location to another. Mobile shelving optimizes space by arranging items both vertically and horizontally while also allowing inventory to be exhibited in an orderly fashion.
Mobile shelving comes in a variety of designs that differ most significantly in their material construction and dimensions. Commonly materials used to make mobile shelving units include metal, plastic and wood. Specific metals are aluminum and stainless steel; this is because of their positive characteristics, including being lightweight and therefore easy to maneuver without sacrificing any of the strength and durability necessary to transport heavy loads. Pertinent dimensions for these units include the height, length and depth, as well as the unit's weight capacity. Particularly if the mobile shelving is being used in an industrial context as industrial shelving, these dimensions are important; carrying a product that is too heavy for the mobile shelving unit may result in injury and loss of the product as well. Safety must be the number one priority. Whether the mobile shelving is open or closed is another priority consideration when a buyer is purchasing a unit, and it all depends on what they will be moving around. If accessibility is most important then having two sides open on the cart is important. However, if the items being held will easily fall or move around, a cart with one wall would probably be preferred.