A record surge in demand for pallet racking can be directly attributed to increased online purchases since the start of the pandemic.
With High Street retail suffering from stop-start opening and restrictions, customers have flocked to online retailers in the droves, especially over the busy festive season.
The Centre for Retail Research has reported that 2020 was the most troubling year for the UK High Street, with some 16,000 retail stores closing their doors over the past nine months due to the impact of Covid-19. This impact on the High Street hasn’t gone unnoticed, with a sharp increase on existing online retailers and new retailers to the market.
Shopping from your laptop or smartphone has almost become second nature, with many day-to-day purchases moving online only in the space of a few months.
Due to this massive increase in online shopping, the demand for existing warehouses and distribution centres has increased, with many stores opening new premises to help manage demand.
It is expected that by 2024, with the continued rise in demand, the UK’s e-commerce market will need an additional 92 million square feet of storage space. With this massive increase in demand in storage space, we predict that the UK supply chain will also increase the need for a wide range of pallet racking solutions. Depending on your exact requirements, it might be beneficial to analyse your current demand for products and storage to work out the best possible racking solution to meet your needs.
It is pointless investing in a pallet racking solution that doesn’t meet your current and future needs. Make sure you invest in pallet racking that is fit for your purposes and can aid you in your continued growth. Sometimes an “off the shelf” solution won’t meet your expectations and needs.
The Advanced Handling team can work with you and your available space to find a pallet racking solution to meet your needs. Whether you need a bespoke solution or something from our extensive stock, we’ll be able to help.
If you would like to discuss your pallet racking needs with a member of our team, please don’t hesitate to email us via firstname.lastname@example.org or call our freephone number 0800 345 7088.