Warehousing has always been a critical part of retail, and the pandemic-fuelled rise of ecommerce has generated record growth for the sector across the globe. With increasing amounts of stock shipped directly to consumers, demand for warehouses is surging. It is predicted that in 2023 there will be 167,500 warehouses worldwide, reaching just under 180,000 by 2025.
Download the DeliveryX Warehousing Report 2023 for in-depth analysis of the warehousing industry in 2023. Inside the report we examine how ecommerce growth, and firms returning to its shores, has created record demand for warehouse space in the UK.
We explore how demand on space and labour has led to warehouses across the UK turning to automation, robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) to become as efficient, and as safe, as possible.
The report also explores the rise of the micro-fulfilment centre (MFC) and could small urban logistics hubs be the future of ecommerce fulfilment and last mile delivery?
As well as the impact the consumer has on warehousing including requesting green products, packaging and delivery. We examine the sizable opportunity in warehouses to start that sustainability journey and capitalise on this opportunity.
Download the report to read an exclusive interview with UK Warehouse Association (UKWA), CEO, Clare Bottle about the UK’s warehousing landscape in 2023 and beyond.
Inside the report we also interview D2C giant Wayfair’s, associate director UK warehousing Jurrien Heynen. In which he talks about the warehousing challenges when selling everything from toothbrush holders to sofa beds
The DeliveryX Warehousing Report 2023 also features two detailed company profiles on Amazon and Ocado.