Warehousing and Fulfillment in Irvine, California

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Irvine California is the jewel of Orange County and a powerhouse for logistics, warehousing, and supply chain. Encompassing more than 66 square miles, Irvine is one of the nation’s largest planned urban communities. It’s also a “gateway city” where e-retailers can easily access all of the benefits and opportunities that Southern California has to offer, without the congestion and expensive cost of doing business in Los Angeles.

In fact, the lack of congestion, and proximity to major population centers is one of the largest factors driving e-retailers to warehouse in Irvine. Only 40 miles from Los Angeles and 90 minutes from San Diego, e-retailers in Irvine can provide “just in time” and same day shipping to more than 23 million people.

Why Outsource eCommerce Fulfillment in Irvine

The ability to deliver product quickly is a critical component of any e-retail or wholesale operation. Therefore, successful eCommerce companies choose to house their inventory in warehouses located near transportation and with access to airports, seaports, and highways. Like Los Angeles, Irvine provides easy access to all modes of commercial freight transportation, but more importantly, it’s not plagued by traffic congestion like the majority of Orange County and the Inland Empire. In fact, Irvine is one of the few cities in Southern California to employ a traffic management facility. The Irvine Research and Control Center (ITRAC) is manned by traffic engineers who monitor on-line traffic conditions and make appropriate adjustments to signal timing to reduce congestion, and decrease travel times.


In addition to easy access to the second largest population center in the country, there are three major factors that contribute to Irvine’s astounding growth as a logistics and warehousing center: Freight rail service - Provided by BNSF Transportation to the Venta Spur. Port proximity - 55 min drive to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach enables fast and easy shipping/receiving of freight containers. Access - Conveniently located near interstate 5, and 405 (California), as well as California State Routes 73, 133, 241, and 261.

Infrastructure & Space Availability

Logistically speaking, choosing to warehouse inventory in Irvine California is a good idea. The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are less than an hour drive from Irvine and form the largest port complex in the country. Irvine also provides opportunities for delayed fulfillment, which makes it a logical entry point for imports from Asia. Warehouse space is abundant and vacancy rates are on the rise - up 50 basis points (BPS) since last year. Demand for industrial property in Irvine is expected to grow as Orange County developers eat away at the industrial base with residential and non-traditional uses. Combined with an uptick in buyer interest for key industrial assets the average asking sale price is expected to climb to record heights. Trends suggest that the price per square foot of warehousing space will only climb, which means now, more than ever, is the right time to consider on-demand warehousing in Irvine California. On-Demand warehousing combines the logistical benefits of warehousing in Irvine without expensive long-term leases. No long-term contracts means retailers can avoid paying for excess warehousing space and drastically reduce distribution costs.

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There are approximately 77 warehouses in Anaheim, all of which are equidistant from the John Wayne International Airport and LAX. Like most gateway cities, Anaheim provides proximity to both a seaport and a large population base, but is also subject to higher-than-average absorption rates and higher rents then further inland.


Buena Park

Only 25 miles from the port of Los Angeles, Buena Park is conveniently located and provides e-retailers access to the largest transloading capital in the country, the second largest US population center, and the most extensive intermodal rail services on the West Coast.

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What Do 3PL & Warehousing Services Cost in Irvine

When compared to the national vacancy rate (4.8%) and combined with an asking rent of more than $6.00/sq ft, it’s clear that warehousing rental rates in Southern California are climbing higher and faster than the national average. This expensive trend has caused many third-party logistics providers to pullout of Southern California for less expensive options elsewhere. Unfortunately, thanks to the front-loading of spring merchandise, many e-retailers have no choice but to pay the higher rents and storage fees charged throughout the region, which are on average 30-40% higher than in the Southeast. Irvine is not immune to the high rents found elsewhere in LA, Orange County and the Inland Empire, but it does provide the transloading advantages that come with its status as a gateway city. The Southern California gateway, which includes Irvine, contains more than more than 1.5 billion square feet of industrial space - large enough to maintain fluid operations during peak-shipping seasons by maintaining excess capacity of about 10 percent. However, in recent years the 10 percent buffer has disappeared - the growth of eCommerce fulfillment has filled up the most desirable industrial properties in Southern California driving average vacancy to 3.5 percent and the average asking rent to $8.79 in the fourth quarter of 2018.

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Why Choose Flowspace in Irvine

Flowspace is the premium on-demand warehousing service in Southern California. We enable eCommerce retailers to respond to spikes in demand without exerting the extra cost, time and effort of securing warehousing. With over 10 million square feet of warehouse space located in nearly every corner of the Southern California, Flowspace is the end-to-end warehouse storage designed to fit your needs. Forget about the rising cost of rent and meeting strict “Just in Time” delivery deadlines. A Flowspace warehouse in Irvine means your business is perfectly situated to meet the strict demands of eCommerce shoppers, and never have to worry about a spike in rent. On-demand warehousing is the future of e-commerce, and no one knows on-demand like Flowspace. Contact us today.

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