The emergence and rapid growth of e-retailing is one of the most significant structural changes experienced by the warehousing and distribution industry. While recognising that different markets have their own unique requirements and challenges, efficient and effective inventory management and supply chain strategies are critical to the success of customers in the e-retail sector. As one of the largest global industrial property groups, Goodman has world-class expertise in managing and developing tailored logistics and warehousing solutions, which has given us a deep understanding of the unique requirements of this sector.
Location selection, building design for clear heights, truck access, product flows and storage configurations are all important factors that influence how Goodman designs, delivers, and maintains our facilities. Goodman has an ongoing, collaborative relationship with key customers such as Amazon, providing a unique insight into the key drivers in the development of these facilities. Consequently, our knowledge and understanding of the sector is beneficial to help meet the needs of other e-retail customers.
A recent e-retailing research report commissioned by Goodman highlighted that online shopping now accounts for almost a fifth of all purchases in developed markets and is growing between 15% and 20% per annum. Goodman has developed some of the largest e-retail distribution centres across the globe, working with successful e-retailers and multi-channel retailers including Amazon, Alibaba, VIP Shop, Zalando, Grays Online, Style Tread, Corporate Express, and Net a Porter. In Europe alone, Goodman has developed in excess of 1 million sqm of warehouse and distribution facilities for leading online e-commerce provider, Amazon.