This article is centered around the impact of the ever-expanding e-commerce revolution on commercial real estate development. In particular, it notes lessons learned early on related to parking for seasonal workers, as well as specific design elements needed to meet the needs of an e-commerce customer. Finally, it provides some review of existing older customers and what some have done to remain relevant in the retail space.

Key Takeaways:

  • Total e-commerce sales for 2015 reached $341.7 billion according to the U.S. Department of Commerce – and online sales are only expected to continue increasing.
  • “Amazon is clearly winning,” said Snyder. “They made the first step into market penetration and did a lot of loss leading over their competitors.”
  • “Who knows what to expect down the road, though. Right now, e-commerce is the hot topic, but in 20 years, it may be aquafarming (I’m kidding but look for that).”

“Total e-commerce sales for 2015 reached $341.7 billion according to the U.S. Department of Commerce – and online sales are only expected to continue increasing.”

http://blog.naiop.org/2016/09/building-for-e-commerce-challenges-benefits-and-lessons-learned/

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