Clockwork Storage: Sustained growth in e-commerce is expected to increase third-party warehousing needs

IBISWorld’s Public Storage & Warehousing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.


Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has benefited from increased warehousing demand related to the growing prevalence of e-commerce
  • The growing prevalence of e-commerce has increased demand for third-party war
  • Outsourcing of logistics, including warehousing, is occurring at more than twice the pace of insourcing

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Public Storage and Warehousing industry has benefited over the five years to 2017 from increases in consumer spending and manufacturing output, which have led to more shipments of consumer goods and therefore greater demand for warehouse space. The industry has also benefited from increased warehousing demand related to the growing prevalence of e-commerce, as many online sellers lack their own warehouse space. However, e-commerce has also presented challenges for the industry. Products sold to consumers online take up more warehouse space and require more labor for processing, as they are shipped individually rather than palletized for bulk shipments to retailers. Over the five years to 2022, continued growth in consumer spending is expected to sustain industry growth...

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    Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Public Storage and Warehousing industry exhibits a low level of concentration. In 2017, the top four companies in the industry are expected to account for 17.4% of industry revenue. Although the largest player, DHL, holds more than a 10.0% market share, no other company is expected to account for more than 5.0% of industry revenue. IBISWorld estimates that more than 14,000 companies will actively compete for the remainder of the market in 2017.

    Industry concentration has remained relatively stable over the five years to 2017. Over the past five years, the same four players, DHL, Ryder System Inc., Neovia Logistics and CEVA Group have remained the industry's top players. The..

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    Additional Insights for the Public Storage & Warehousing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Public Storage & Warehousing Industry are

  • Use of most efficient work practices
  • Ability to alter mix of inputs in line with cost
  • Optimum capacity utilization
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    Industry Products

    What is the Public Storage & Warehousing Industry?

    Industry operators provide third-party storage warehousing and storage services to the manufacturing, wholesale and retail sectors. Operators generally use equipment, such as forklifts, pallets and racks, to handle goods in containers, such as boxes, barrels and drums. Industry companies avoid specializing in handling bulk products of any particular type, size or quantity. Companies that rent or lease space for self-storage to consumers are not included in this industry.

    Industry Products
    Handling services
    Contract storage
    Packing services
    Other services
    Transportation services
    Industry Activities
    Bonded warehousing, general merchandise
    Private warehousing and storage, general merchandise
    Public warehousing and storage (except self-storage), general merchandise
    Warehousing (including foreign trade zones), general merchandise
    Warehousing and storage, general merchandise
    General warehousing and storage

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer spending
  • commerce sales
  • Freight transportation services index
  • Total trade value
  • Manufacturing capacity utilization

  • Current Performance
  • Outsourcing trends
  • E-commerce and industry structure
  • Changing landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Rising demand
  • Integrated logistics
  • Table: Public Storage & Warehousing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Public Storage & Warehousing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Retail Trade

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Forklift & Conveyor Manufacturing
  • Industrial Building Construction
  • Local Freight Trucking
  • Long-Distance Freight Trucking

  • Products & Services
  • Contract storage
  • Handling services
  • Packing services
  • Transportation services
  • Other services
  • Chart: Public Storage & Warehousing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Retail and e-commerce
  • Manufacturing
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Public Storage & Warehousing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Rent and utilities
  • Purchases
  • Marketing, depreciation and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Public Storage & Warehousing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Public Storage & Warehousing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
  • Table: DHL - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Public Storage & Warehousing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Public Storage & Warehousing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total trade value (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Integrated Logistics Networks
  • A vertically merged supply chain.
  • Just-In-Time (Jit)
  • A strategy implemented to improve profitability by reducing inventory and purchasing the raw materials that are needed for the immediate term only.
  • Radio Frequency Identification (Rfid)
  • A technology that continuously releases signals from a chip to track products from the time they leave the assembly line to the time they leave the store.
  • Third-Party Logistics Provider (3Pl)
  • A firm that provides a one-stop-shop service to its customers of outsourced logistics services for part or all of their supply chain management functions.
  • Wharf-Side Storage Shed
  • A building located on or near a wharf used for short-term cargo storage.
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