Storage Areas and the Development of E-commerce Sector Based on the Example of Poland

Justyna Majchrzak-Lepczyk


The popularity of e-commerce sector in Poland is increasing each year. Thus, it determines the need for market observation and analysis of the changes taking place. This article aims to examine if the dynamics of the development of e-commerce in Poland significantly affects the development of the offer of modern warehouse space. Based on available market sector reports the article identifies major factors which stimulate storage management on the one hand, but are certain challenges on the other hand. The article is undoubtedly a good starting point for further tests to examine the model on a sample of entities operating in the industry. E-commerce industry in Poland is growing very rapidly. Retail chains are introducing more and more multi-channel solutions, numerous start-ups are being created, there is increasing interest in internet shopping, which, undoubtedly, enhances the development of the sector. Poland online sales represents only a small percentage in total retail sales and has a lot of catching up to do compared to the mature European markets. However, the situation is clearly more dynamic and the differences are decreasing. More and more companies are operating in the industry, which translates into demand for modern warehouse space. The purpose of this article is to present the dynamic changes taking place in the Polish market, closely linked to the development of e-commerce and an attempt to define their role in shaping the offer of modern warehouse space. E-commerce plays a key role in building global supply chains, in which storage can significantly affect their efficiency and agility. The article highlights the changes in the market warehouse in their many aspects, however, it clearly emphasizes the impact of e-commerce sector. E-commerce is revolutionizing supply chains by rebuilding existing links, such as marketing, payment system, distribution, inventory management, and storage. What important, therefore, is the research problem presented in the article, because it presents current trends and market changes.
Author Justyna Majchrzak-Lepczyk (WGM / KLM)
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- Department of International Logistics
Journal seriesChinese Business Review, ISSN 1537-1506, (B 10 pkt)
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishwarehouse, logistics, logistics operator, market, e-commerce, retail, omnichannel, consumer
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)10
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 0.0, 13-12-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 10.0, 13-12-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Citation count*1 (2021-06-07)
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