Industrial Developers Turning to Non-Traditional Location Solutions

Industrial real estate is experiencing record low vacancy across the United States. The primary cause is an e-commerce boom, which has retailers clamoring for e-commerce fulfillment centers. The sector has created a need for an additional 330 million square feet of industrial space by 2025, only 27% of the total expected demand. This number doesn’t account for additional demand driven by factories, data centers, traditional retail distribution centers, and more. Building industrial facilities is costly and time-consuming, so industrial developers must begin working on ... Read More

Do You Need More Than One Fulfillment Center?

Many omnichannel and e-commerce businesses use a single fulfillment center to ship orders off to customers nationwide. At first glance, operating one fulfillment center seems like it would cost less than operating two fulfillment centers—but does it? The answer is not as simple as it might seem. Making the best decision for your business requires analyzing a few key aspects of your operation. Factors That Impact Your Fulfillment Costs On the surface, your picker grabs an item from a bin, boxes it, and ships it ... Read More

What is Flexible Warehousing?

In a flexible warehousing arrangement, the hiring company—often an e-commerce or omnichannel retailer—hires a warehousing provider to handle distribution and fulfillment operations. As the name indicates, the difference between flexible warehousing and standard contract warehousing has to do with the flexibility of the arrangement. While contract fulfillment services or contract warehousing usually require a contract spanning several years, flexible or on-demand warehouse providers offer short contract terms and the ability to scale rented space up or down based on fluctuations in demand. This concept has ... Read More

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