3PL Third Party Logistics Warehouse Pallet Racking

Sample 3PL Third Party Warehouse Pallet Rack Bill of Material:  

20′ h. x 42″ d. Teardrop upright. New. 3″ x 2-11/16″ x 12 GA. steel column. 30,032 lbs. capacity @ 48″ beam spacing. Includes standard foot plates. Color: Royal Blue. Wt. 166 LBS. PN.  T0202918

20′ h. x 48″ d. Teardrop upright. New. 3″ x 2-11/16″ x 12 GA. steel column. 30,032 lbs. capacity @ 48″ beam spacing. Includes standard foot plates. Color: Royal Blue. Wt. 170 LBS. PN. T0202920 

96″ x 4″ Teardrop step beam. New. 5,210 lbs. capacity/pair. 1-5/8″ step. Includes factory installed piston lock. Color: Safety Orange. Wt. 24.5 LBS. PN. U0200534

96″ x 4.5″ Teardrop step beam. New. 6,400 lbs. capacity/pair. 1-5/8″ step. Includes factory installed piston lock. Color: Safety Orange. Wt. 27 LBS. PN. U0200387

42″ d. x 46″ w. Wire decking. New. 2,500 lbs. capacity per piece based on evenly distributed load. 2.5″ x 4″ x 6 ga. wire grid. (3)- 14 ga. steel “Step style” channel supports. 1-1/2″ waterfall on front & back. Gray powder coat finish. Wt. 18 LBS. PN 4246S3SA254046S00P

48″ d. x 46″ w. Wire decking. New. 2,500 lbs. capacity per piece based on evenly distributed load. 2.5″ x 4″ x 6 ga. wire grid. (3)- 14 ga. steel “Step Style” channel supports. Fits standard 1-5/8″ step beams. 1-1/2″ waterfall on front & back. Gray powder coat finish. Wt. 20.6 LBS. PN 4846S3SA254046S00P

NOTES: Lead Time: In stock allow 1-2 weeks. FOB: Chicago, Sumpter, SC, Dallas, TX, San Diego, CA. Ships best way pre-paid and add or customer to provide name of carrier for transit.  Pallet Rack Ships Freight Class 125 / Wire decking ships Freight Class 50

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We are in the midst of a massive retail shift in how companies move inventory and 3PL’s, or those who utilize third party logistics, are at the forefront. Retailers can no longer afford to let inventory sit idly in stores or in pallet racks that are far away. The delivery model is changing before our eyes and it will make it more efficient for everybody.

Gone are the days of massive inventory wasting away sitting on store shelves. The way people get their products is changing. The product now moves directly from production facility, sometimes through a 3PL to customers doorstep. Yet we still live in a world that needs retailers to manage the sale.

It used to be products went from production facility, to distribution facility, to store to consumer. Now products in some cases go from manufacturer directly to consumer, cutting out all of the excess cost, and giving the savings back to the consumer.

Smart retailers are resisting the urge to open new retail stores and instead are opening warehouses in chosen cities – or relying on 3PL’s to do it for them. The new concept is to sell from a warehouse instead of store. When people hear the words “Warehouse” and “Online” they think savings. People love to get a deal. They love to save money. It’s who people are and how people operate.

Online retailers are trying to exploit consumers desire to get a deal – while cutting costs. They are creating Big Events, direct warehouse sales, pop-up sales, heck you could hold a sale out of the back of a truck. Companies are trying to get more creative in how they sell their products.

The jury is still out as to how increased third party logistics will play out. At the end of the day you still have to manufacture and distribute products to the consumer – and you will still need the retailer as the intermediary. Companies are starting to get more efficient and not carry as much inventory. Leaner with faster turns.

A company can’t buy more stuff until they sell the stuff they have. Company’s tend to get bogged down with dead inventory. They can’t buy new inventory because we are waiting to sell and get paid on old inventory. It’s a vicious cycle.

People don’t realize (Because Retail isn’t a focus of Wall Street) that retail is a very hard business operating model. It is very complex, doesn’t always run smoothly. A massive balancing act between consumer, producer and supply chain.

Once Target and Walmart figure this online thing out I believe Amazon will no longer have such an advantage. Warehouse Rack and Shelf doesn’t sell Gondola shelving and retail store fixtures found in such stores as Sears. We sell the storage racks, shelving and warehouse equipment found in Big Box Retail stores and 3PL warehouses.

Warehouse Rack & Shelf designs, supplies and installs pallet racking, stack racks, industrial shelving (wide span & boltless shelving systems), wire decking, wire containers, carton flow and conveyor systems to the nation’s largest 3PL Third Party Logistics Companies. These 3PL’s are at the forefront of innovation and are driving this massive shift in retail. RackandShelf.com is prepared to service the retail industry of the future that relies more heavily on the warehouse.

Soon to be gone (for now anyways) are the malls across America. What happened? We went to find a shoe and it wasn’t available in the style or size we wanted so we purchased it on the internet. Retail stores in malls were not able to stock every style and size found online so they got left behind. That’s the cold hard truth.

The retail world is about to change as we know it. All you have to do is look at Walmart’s recent purchase of Bonobos Men’s wear company for 310 million dollars. It is my understanding that you are able to get measured, try on samples, pick styles and fabrics and the order gets sent to the factory and gets sent directly to your house. No inventory required.

The whole supply chain piece of retail is changing before our eyes and we don’t know how the chips will fall. All we know is that people will find ways to get stuff. They have proven that by creating and supporting online retail communities like Etsy and Pinterest and pop up retail sites on the internet. People are no longer required to make the heavy investment in retail. Your kids could open an online store out of your basement. You don’t need to be big to compete – just find your niche and exploit it.