Polish e-commerce market has been developing at full speed and this results in a rising amount of warehousing space adapted to online sales needs. The question is what metric area to choose for the e-commerce warehouse? What to pay attention to when adapting it? See below for explanation.
The surface area of the warehouse for e-commerce primarily influences the number of goods to be stored before shipping to the final customer. But there is more than that. The metric area of the e-commerce warehouse substantially influences the price of using it. This is why the decision on the suitable size should not be rash – on the one hand you ought not to limit the surface area too much only to reduce expenses, but on the other – rental of a too large building means redundant costs.
As experts suggest, warehouses for e-commerce may require as many as three times bigger surface area than the ones intended for „traditional” lessees. The reason behind it is simple: e-store customers expect their goods to be delivered as soon as possible. In effect it is necessary to precisely arrange the space and divide it into zones.
A typical e-commerce warehouse is not only composed of a goods storing zone or loading/unloading zone. You often need to take the following into consideration:
Additionally you need to consider the rest and refreshment facilities, as well as gates and loading docks.
Make choice of the e-commerce warehouse metric area dependent upon the following:
There are obviously other factors which can determine selection of the metric area. It is therefore advisable to contact logistics center experts to invest in the optimal-size surface area.
 Raport Cushman&Wakefield, Jak ugryźć e-commerce w magazynie, 2019