Top 3 E-Commerce Warehousing Solutions for 2017

Montague Park in Montague Gardens, Cape Town. The park is proving popular with e-commerce brands, and is home to Takelot.com

 

With Cape Town known as the E-commerce hub of South Africa, the industrial real estate market has seen a subsequent increase in demand for E-commerce focused warehousing solutions. Real estate strategies need to accommodate the industry’s unique requirements such as last-mile delivery, efficient inventory management solutions and the capacity to handle high volume traffic.

Here is our selection of industrial real estate solutions available immediately that could serve as ideal warehousing and distribution solutions for E-commerce providers.

To download our report detailing the impact of E-commerce on Cape Town real estate, click here

Montague Park

Home to the warehouse and distribution center of Takealot.com / Mr. Delivery, Montague Park is situated in Montague Gardens – a node proving popular with E-commerce providers. In our Street Smart report detailing how e-commerce is driving change in the Cape Town real estate market, Montague Gardens has been identified as a key node close to main commercial centers that could potentially fulfil last-mile delivery needs in the Southern Suburbs, CBD and periphery nodes such as Woodstock and Salt river. The mixed-use development offers a variety of options to tenants considering premium newly built industrial property, with units ranging from 1 600 to 7 000 quare meters.

1 & 9 Bolt Avenue

Also situated in Montague Gardens, this 26 150 square meter property consists of a 10m high to eaves warehouse with access via multiple roller shutter doors. This property’s height makes it an efficient solution for E-commerce inventory management, allowing for innovative racking and shelving solutions. A large paved truck-friendly yard area is available with secure front gate access as well as ample power, parking and security. E-commerce providers sometimes prfer both their office and warehousing operations in the same property as the example of our client Absolute Pets. This property offers ample office space that overlooks the warehouse and cold storage, ideal for a consolidation strategy.

Corner of 3 Mobile and Manhattan Road

Aiport Industria is a recommended location for E-commerce providers who value close proximity to Cape Town International Airport. With easy access to the N2 via two entrances on Mobile Street and Manhattan Road, the property consists of two large warehouses, workshops and offices. The truck-friendly yard area is ideal to accommodate multiple delivery vehicles simultaneously, supported by 22 roller shutter doors in various sizes to accommodate both light and heavy vehicles.

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