Managing E-Commerce Demand Via Temporary Warehouses
Updated: Nov 20
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread around the globe, going digital seems to be the new standard in our daily lives. People have been working from home, taking classes online, and shopping for essentials online. Similarly, companies and whole sectors have had to accept this rapid digital transition, which seems to be here to stay for the time being.
E-commerce is one of the major industries experiencing an increase in demand as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. With so many Singaporeans moving to online shopping, many opportunities have arisen for supermarkets, online retailers, and other consumer goods sellers. Consumers' evolving lifestyle preferences seem to be having an impact on what, where, and how they buy. Furthermore, analysts expect that even after the crisis has ended, these newfound behaviors will be difficult to undo.
Although this market boom cannot be said to extend to everyone, brands that are in high demand at this period might be overwhelmed and unable to cope with the sudden influx of orders. When it comes to going digital, having a strong omnipresence is important, as are smooth, consistent user interfaces and delivery processes that keep customers happy and engaged with the online shopping experience. Stock availability, as well as reliable quality and safety guarantees, are also important considerations. It's also important to ensure that consumers have a diverse variety of items to choose from, as well as the option to buy gift cards and have merchandise shipped to themselves or others.
The importance of distribution, in particular, cannot be overstated. In addition to their own website, brands should ensure that related items are identified and available for purchase on key online platforms. To stop products running out of stock, the sites must be continuously monitored. While receiving orders on a regular basis can feel fantastic, an explosion of demand that arrives all at once will put a strain on a company's infrastructure and work flow.
Extra equipment and storage space are needed in order to dramatically increase production in order to meet the growing demand from consumers and clients. Consider if it's time to upgrade your equipment, such as adding more advanced machinery, conveyor systems, or racking. To keep up with the increased output, you will need additional warehouse space. Or maybe just a loading area to keep your products secure in despatch or goods-in areas? The production flow can be better facilitated to manage the increasing output effectively with further space exploration for storage and equipment.
In this situation, looking for a vacant building off-site to rent is both inconvenient and impractical. Rather than causing yourself a headache with hidden costs or risking getting locked into a long-term contract, consider developing a practical and relocatable temporary warehouse solution. During peak seasons or unforeseen demand spikes, Temporary Storage Structures may serve as on-site storage for merchandise and excess stock. They can also be used as industrial rooms, with features such as automatic roller shutters, solar panels, internal partitioning, and chillers.
Pedestrian or vehicular access doors may be attached to the structures to allow for easy entry and exit of staff, forklifts, or other delivery vehicles during the loading and unloading of the stored goods while also serving as a form of added protection once night falls. The construction of such temporary storage facilities is guaranteed to be simple and painless, resulting in minimal environmental disturbance and pollution. As a result, it's ideal for circumstances requiring immediate short-term storage or improved productivity.
Temporary storage leasing is also a more cost-effective option, allowing for the expansion of an existing industrial workplace. Since a temporary structure can be installed almost anywhere, there is also the choice of selecting a site that is similar to or inside the company's premises. Since no long-term commitment is required, the temporary warehouse can be dismantled after a few months of use when no longer required. So, if you're a business owner in desperate need of a short-term warehouse to solve your storage problems, temporary storage may just be the solution!