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The 2019 State of On-Demand Warehousing

Everything you need to know about on-demand warehousing, including key trends in the industry and how your business can benefit.

eCommerce and omnichannel retail have increased the demands on retailers and brands. On-demand warehousing and fulfillment offers them an alternative to traditional warehousing solutions.

Get "The 2019 State of On-Demand Warehousing to find out about:

  • Key warehousing challenges impacting the retail industry, including the tight real estate market and inventory fluctuations
  • How on-demand warehousing solutions alleviate warehousing and fulfillment challenges
  • Trends in the FLEXE marketplace pricing and usage

Some of the key insights in this report:

  • Managing inventory fluctuation is a challenge for businesses: 74% of survey respondents report that fluctuating inventory levels result in excess capacity, or excess inventory without a place to store it.
  • There is a clear need for new warehousing solutions: 90% of businesses who deal with inventory fluctuation need additional capacity throughout the year.
  • Inventory fluctuation is getting harder to control and predict: 49% of survey respondents report that the drivers of inventory fluctuations are increasing.
  • Businesses are forfeiting money: The majority of respondents (44%) accept excess capacity as a “sunk cost.”
  • Available capacity exists: More than half (54%) of respondents with excess warehouse space have between 10,000-100,000+ square feet available.
  • The applications for on-demand warehousing are evolving: In 2019, 77% of businesses that use on-demand warehousing services use it for fulfillment, a 48% increase from 2017.