Last Mile Warehousing

E-commerce volume, which has experienced a huge leap due to the impact of the pandemic, is pushing 50% in China and 25% in Turkey. E-commerce companies are looking for different technologies to manage millions of orders coming every day. So is such a technology possible?

Do you remember or know the “Bohçacı”s and “Çerçici”s?

Bundle sellers would visit houses, sell the contents of their bundles and make immediate deliveries. Farmers would go to villages and plateaus and sell the items in their vehicles and make instant deliveries. Bohçacılar and Çerciler would determine which products would be sold the most and how many of them would be sold, and deliver those products to their customers’ doors. Bohça and Çerçi’s vehicle was actually their warehouse, and they would make instant deliveries using this warehouse immediately after making a sale.

Bundle makers and Çerçiciler were essentially using them (bundles and vehicles) as warehouses and doing “Last Mile Warehousing”.

Last Mile Storage is the positioning of “small (250-500 m2)” warehouses (individual or campus) where basic storage and value-added services for e-commerce products will be provided, in the nearest location to ensure delivery in the shortest time (for example, within 1 hour). This structuring will enable easier distribution for e-commerce and better management of returns, as well as many other advantages.

Last Kilometer Storage will ensure end-to-end management of the process by bringing together thousands of micro warehouses (200-1,000 m2), hundreds of e-commerce sites, hundreds of thousands of product brokers, dozens of cargo/delivery companies and thousands of handling teams with their technologies.

Source in Turkish for furhter reading, can be found here.