Link 51 are not just the UK’s premium storage suppliers, we also spend time understanding our customer’s requirements and reviewing industry trends to lead the way in creating solutions that offer our customers a strategic advantage.
When it comes to helping our e-tail and retail customers find the right storage solutions for their online sales, we have a wealth of experience, a vast range of products that can help store goods of all shapes and sizes, and design expertise that lets us create bespoke systems tailored around the specific needs of each customer’s business.
Our recent ecommerce white paper entitled ‘Taming the E-tail Tiger’ is a review of the current state of play in the online retail sector which discusses the latest developments in delivery, logistics, fulfilment, warehousing, storage and more. Click here or on the red panel to the right to download your copy completely free of charge.
Warehouse take up
Warehouse take-up by retailers is expected to grow by 21% over the next five years, with much of this down to e-tail growth. Statistics such as this, coupled with the decline of many of the UK’s biggest high street brands make it easy to imagine online shopping replacing traditional stores as time progressing – however industry experts now believe while the warehouse is playing an increasingly important and changing role in retail supply chains, it will in fact support a high street presence rather than take its place (and vice-versa) as omni-channel retail practices take hold.
It’s also important to note that when it comes to effective e-tail warehousing, one size does not fit all and bespoke storage solutions can help you meet your operational and strategic goals. This is particularly important when you consider the costs of investing in new property or outsourcing your requirements to a mega footprint e-fulfilment specialist to meet your storage needs.
For example with over 121 million of tonnes of goods passing through UK ports over 2014, many businesses are relocating their warehousing presence to fit in with a port centric solution, which moves away from the traditional model of transporting products to the traditional “golden triangle” for picking, packing and dispatch. These strategies can offer several economic, efficiency and environmental benefits, but require flexible storage systems tailored around the precise requirements of goods being processed to work effectively. Link 51 offer scalable and adjustable Pallet Racking, Shelving Systems and Pick Towers that are ideal for increasing the operational capabilities of any UK warehouse or e-fulfilment centre. Download our e-tail whitepaper to find out more about portcentric strategies.