What are the differences between e-commerce warehousing and traditional warehousing?

E-commerce has its own warehouse, not a traditional warehouse. What are the differences between e-commerce warehouse and traditional warehouse?

1. The customer

The customer groups of traditional offline warehousing are usually known stores or dealers, with a small number of customers and a high repetition rate. However, the storage of e-commerce is for unknown terminal customers, with a large number and difficult to grasp the rules (almost no rules).

2. Order quantity

Traditional offline warehousing daily order quantity is relatively small, the refresh frequency is low, but the average order quantity is large; On the contrary, the daily order quantity is generally several times, or even dozens of times, higher than the offline order quantity. The order quantity refreshes very frequently every day (the reason is that the terminal customers place irregular orders), and the average order quantity is small.

3. Order accuracy

As e-commerce warehousing is facing unknown end consumers, the accuracy of delivery of orders is much higher than that of traditional offline warehousing. Therefore, e-commerce warehousing has higher requirements in picking goods and rechecking operations.

4. Order volume fluctuates

Most orders of traditional offline warehousing are allocated according to the plan, and the orders are known and planned. As e-commerce warehousing is affected by various online activities (such as 618, double 11 and double 12), the order growth fluctuates a lot, which requires us to fully consider the flexibility of various resources (such as site, personnel, equipment, system account, etc.) during the promotion of e-commerce.

5. Distribution mode

Traditional offline warehousing is mainly based on logistics distribution (zero-load logistics, trunk logistics), express as a supplement; Most of the e-commerce companies are mainly express delivery. There are also a few large e-commerce platforms that build their own logistics distribution system.