Last Mile Distribution Options When There Aren’t Any Industrial Buildings In The Area

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Since online retail is growing, and there are not enough industrial buildings, people are forced to find new ways of storing items. Although the demand for big-box industrial space still exists in the urban fringe, the last mile warehouse is about getting all you need close to the customers. After all, you can refill it with trucks from your regional distribution center whenever you need it. Look for spaces in the thousands of feet in buildings that have similarly sized floor plates.

Your last mile warehouse does not need to be an industrial space. With a limited amount of available warehouse buildings, last mile users are now switching to whatever they can find. This means vacant big box retail space could be the best option for the last mile industrial needs.

The trend of repurposing retail to warehouse is not slowing down, and this makes sense for many reasons, such as:

Lastly, many retailers are already converting some of the space they have in their retail locations for last mile distribution centers. Many retailers are recognizing that they may not need as much floorspace, so instead are converting the retail footprints to smaller spaces, while using part of the remaining space for distribution.

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