It’s safe to say that e-commerce has completely revolutionized the way people are getting their consumer goods. Everything from Apple products to groceries are now being purchased online at a staggering rate.
By most estimations, 2020 will be the year that e-commerce truly hits its stride. Many projections are pointing to this year as being the time when the number of digital buyers throughout the world will eclipse two billion, roughly equating to 27% of the total global population.
This unprecedented surge of growth in online retailing has presented challenges for many commercial retailers who now need more room to store their inventory. And, we’re not just talking about heavy hitters like Amazon or Alibaba. National brands throughout the country are having to retool their logistics in light of the new e-commerce paradigm, and there’s one common thread to be found throughout all of this development: breaking ground on new construction of steel-built warehouses.