City warehouses provide greater business opportunities
A growing demand for smaller warehouse units located in cities, allowing companies to distribute their products faster, became clear a while ago. The need for Small Business Units (SBU) is also being driven by the dynamic growth of e-commerce. For companies that sell online, the speed of delivery is becoming the most critical factor in generating a business advantage, thus the growing demand for Last-Mile-Logistics city warehouses. Soon, delivery on the day of placing the order will become standard practice. Consequently, this creates a need for storing products closer to target customers. City warehouses are becoming critical for companies who want to be closer to their customers. And for companies using large, regional distribution warehouses outside of cities, the city warehouses have become an important link in their delivery chain. Shorter distances making for faster deliveries.
Another type of customer for the city warehouses are small companies, or branches of larger chains, that need storage, office facilities and a showroom in one location. This type of small city warehouse creates a local facility for collecting or returning goods. It can also operate as an added-service center or for light production.These units enable companies to concentrate their operations in one place, thus maximising space utilisation and efficiency. Usually located within city boundaries and close to residential areas, operators also find that recruiting employees is far less problematic.
7R’s City Flex Last Mile Logistics concept was introduced to Poland to service this growing business need. The facilities are proving extremely popular with many units leased well in advance of construction completion.
Bartłomiej Krawiecki Head of Development, Member of the Board 7R
Last Updated on February 22, 2021 by Karolina Ampulska