Warehouse facilities have found a renewed role and rejuvenated importance in the wake of pandemic-era e-commerce.

While sellers take advantage of online retailing through the likes of Amazon and Shopify, warehouse providers have taken the brunt of the logistics responsibilities. Storage and fulfillment facilities have worked in the background to sustain the online sales renaissance.

Services have adapted to fit the new fulfillment landscape, with warehouse teams using cutting-edge technologies to manage inventories, receive orders, label shipments, and much more. This new warehousing fulfillment agility is largely what makes e-commerce possible.

It’s no secret that retail has flipped on its head over the last 16 months, with the coronavirus pandemic reshaping how consumers buy products. E-commerce growth accelerated dramatically as Americans stayed home and shifted their spending from services to products.

In the year-and-a-half since the pandemic began, sellers and warehouse providers have had to adjust their practices to keep up with e-commerce development. Moving away from brick-and-mortar distribution and toward direct fulfillment has become common practice.

And e-commerce is not stopping.

E-Commerce Continues Rise Even as Pandemic Restrictions Ease 

E-commerce continues to surge despite relaxing pandemic restrictions throughout the U.S. Consumers are spending more on services but demand for goods has yet to wane. As online sales continue to boom, stock values for e-commerce platforms are shooting up. More and more businesses are attempting to ride the wave.

Scarbrough Group President and COO Adam Hill said that e-commerce is becoming the industry standard for sales: “I don’t think we’re ever going to see it slow down,” Hill said. “I think that we are in it for the long haul.”

Warehousing Plays a Crucial Role in E-Commerce Success

Whether you’re selling on Amazon or through your own digital store front, landing a customer’s interest is only half the battle. Effectively receiving and shipping orders is the oft-overlooked challenge of e-commerce sales. Once your inventory and sales volumes grow beyond the confines of your garage or office space, it’s time to invest in a third-party warehouse service.

A properly equipped and staffed warehouse can take on storage and fulfillment so you can focus on growing your e-commerce business. From kitting and packaging to timely shipping, your warehouse fulfillment solution should do more than get merchandise out the door — it should complement the brand itself and provide a satisfying buying experience for customers.

Develop a Custom E-Commerce Fulfillment Solution 

Scarbrough Warehousing provides the efficiency, flexibility, and stability needed for effective e-commerce fulfillment. We work with each client to develop an individualized strategy that accommodates their specific storage and fulfillment needs. Contact us to take advantage of 99.98 percent on-time delivery and two-day delivery access to 80 percent of the U.S. population.