Warehousing and Fulfillment in Chicago, Illinois

eCommerce Fulfillment and Warehouse Storage Space in Chicago with Flowspace On-Demand Warehousing

Chicago is known for iconic food, spectacular architecture, and sports. Beyond all that however is a warehousing network catering to more than a billion tons of freight each year. Situated in the center of the country, Chicago is home to a vast transportation infrastructure that has exponentially increased in scale and sophistication since the early 1800s.

Chicago is the epicenter of warehousing, transportation, and logistics in the Midwest, and arguably the most accessible warehousing location in the United States. From E-commerce startups looking to retailers in need of inventory space, Chicago is the best location in the Midwest. Flowspace operates an extensive list of warehouses available for rent in Chicago with month-to-month storage space, no long-term commitments, a free management system, and a full host of beneficial features.

Why Outsource E-commerce Fulfilment in Chicago

Every e-commerce retailer needs an affordable location to house their inventory. Geographically speaking, the best locations for e-commerce fulfillment are within the shortest distance to customers in major population centers. Outsourcing e-commerce fulfillment in Chicago is the warehousing equivalent of killing two birds with one stone. Not only is Chicago centrally located with easy access to every major population center in the Midwest, but it’s also the country's third largest metropolitan area, and home to more than 2.7 million potential customers.

Transportation

Whether it’s cars, coal, and machinery or pharmaceuticals and electronics, everything passes through Chicago. One look at a map reveals why Chicago is this countries transportation hub. Centrally located and situated between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River, Chicago is easily accessed by both East, West, and even by sea. However, it is rail and truckload transportation infrastructure that makes Chicago the ideal location to outsource e-commerce fulfillment. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, Chicago is the nation's busiest rail freight gateway and the third largest intermodal container port in the world. According to CMAP (Regional Planning Organization) more than 41,000 freight containers move through Chicago each day. With so much freight moving through Chicago, it’s no surprise that Chicago is home to billions of square feet of warehousing space.

Infrastructure & Space Availability

E-commerce retailers need a fulfillment warehouse that is properly outfitted to store inventory, fill orders, and ship product, regardless of the specific requirements of that inventory. From HAZMAT and cold storage facilities to fulfillment centers and even cattle yards, Chicago has the logistical infrastructure and commercial real estate market large enough to support the needs of E-commerce retailers large and small. Nearly all of the major retailers have fulfillment centers in Chicago including Walmart, Home Depot, and Walgreens. Included within the city of Chicago proper are 77 neighborhoods, two international airports, seven interstate highways, and half a billion square feet of warehouse space. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Chicago is home to nearly 226,000 transportation, warehousing and logistics industry jobs spread across multiple neighborhoods and industrial corridors

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Cook County

Cook county comprises the city of Chicago as well as 21 neighboring cities, all of which are beneficial to warehousing due to their proximity to Chicago proper. On average the price for square foot of warehousing space in cities like Des Plaines and Rolling Meadows is more affordable than in areas of downtown Chicago. If you’re looking for affordable warehousing space, and you don’t mind a few extra minutes added to your commute, Cook County is a great place to begin your search.

Cook county

Chicagoland (Metro Area)

The Chicagoland refers to the greater Chicago metropolitan area which encompasses sixteen counties, five major airports, and nearly 11,000 square miles of land stretching well into both Wisconsin and Indiana. Warehouses in the Chicagoland area also benefit from their proximity to Chicago’s sophisticated transportation network, as well as lower commercial real estate costs.

Chicago industrial

What Do 3PL & Warehousing Services Cost in Chicago

The cost of inventory space and 3PL service in Chicago depends on the availability of real estate, fluctuations in the transportation market, and the specific storage and shipping requirements of your inventory. Generally speaking warehousing space in Chicago is on par with cities like New York and Los Angeles. However, like most cities across the U.S., Chicago lacks a viable solution for e-commerce retailers in need of short-term storage, as the majority of warehouses and third-party logistics providers in Chicago only lease inventory space in large sections, priced by the square foot. The answer to the dilemma created by the warehousing market in Chicago is on-demand warehousing. On-Demand warehousing enables businesses to scale back and avoid paying for excess warehousing and getting bogged down by long-term contracts. In this way, on-demand warehousing services, such as Flowspace, can drastically reduce excess warehousing and distribution costs.

Some Of What We Offer

    Priced Per Pallet

    Ecommerce Fulfillment

    Cold Storage

    Ambient, Frozen, Cool, Organic, and Food-Grade Warehouses

    Month-to-Month

    Never Any Long-Term Contracts

Why Choose Flowspace in Chicago

Flowspace is the premium on-demand warehousing service in Chicago enabling e-commerce retailers to respond to 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 city Flowspace is the end-to-end warehouse storage designed to fit your needs. With Flowspace everything is taken care of, all that is left for you to decide is which one of our spectacular, and affordable Chicago locations you wish to utilize for your business.

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