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Market research analysts at Technavio predict that the global automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) market for the e-commerce industry will grow steadily at a CAGR of around 9% by 2021. The high demand from APAC is identified as one of the primary growth factors for this market. Developing countries such as China and India are major regions driving the demand for AS/RS in the e-commerce industry. It has been observed that online digital buyers in APAC will grow to more than 1,500 million by 2021. The economies of India and China are growing above the world growth rate. The world GDP growth rate was about 3% in 2016. India registered a GDP growth of more than 7% in 2016 and China's GDP growth was about 7%. Various government initiatives such as the passing of the Goods and Services Tax bill and the permitting 100% FDI in e-commerce by the Government of India will propel the e-commerce market in India. This in turn, will fuel the growth of this global automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) market for e-commerce industry during the forecast period.
The emergence of omnichannel shopping is one of the latest trends that will gain traction in the vertical carousel market for e-commerce industry. Omnichannel is an integrated shopping experience for customers that is a multi-channel sales approach by few of the companies. For instance, omnichannel shopping would allow a customer to select a pair of shoes online and choose the nearest store to try them out. If the customer likes the product, he/she can buy it in the store. Moreover, online shopping helps buyers save a lot of time compared to physically going to stores to purchase products. It is noted that more than 70% buyers in the US in 2016 search for products online and then buy them in stores. On the contrary, it is also estimated that more than 50% of consumer electronics buyers in the US visit stores to touch and feel the product and then buy them online.
The AS/RS market for the e-commerce industry consists of few global players and regional players. The competition is high at the regional level in developed nations such as the US and Europe due to the presence of several automated storage system manufacturers. The competitive environment in the vertical carousel market for e-commerce industry will intensify with the increasing product extensions and technological innovations such as the use of robots in warehouses to pick and retrieve items.
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The other prominent vendors in the market are BEUMER Group, Dearborn Mid-West Company, Fives, Flexlink, Intelligrated, Kardex Group, KNAPP, Legris Industries Group, Mecalux, Murata Machinery, Swisslog, and TGW Logistics Group.
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According to the AS/RS market for the e-commerce industry analysis, the unit load segment accounted for the major shares of the AS/RS market for the e-commerce industry during 2016. Factors such as the use of unit load type for storing and retrieving different shapes and sizes of items will contribute to the growth of this industry segment in the coming years. The increased usage of unit load in sectors such as retail and apparel, food and beverages, electronics, and consumer goods, will also drive the growth of the segment in this global vertical carousel market for e-commerce industry.
The automated storage market study estimates that in terms of geographic regions, EMEA will be the major revenue contributor to the vertical carousel market for e-commerce industry throughout the forecast period. The increased growth of e-commerce industry in the Middle East will drive the growth of the market in the region. Countries such as Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Egypt offer good prospects for the growth of the e-commerce industry.
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