Types of Ecommerce Warehouse Racking Systems
There are a few great options in terms of racking for an ecommerce warehouse. A few popular types of racking would be selective pallet rack and carton flow. Typically, because it is ecommerce, it is small order picking. Items such as bedding, clothing, toys, and other consumer products. This tends to lead to very intensive small order picking. In comparison to batch picking (which is grabbing multiple units of specific items for one order), ecommerce tends to be one or two pick line orders.
A pick module can be a combination of both carton flow and pallet flow on the lower levels for picking, and generally a multi-level system is incorporated in this with overstock replenishment overhead.
Another typical setup for an e-commerce warehouses to have a pick module and then other types of rack including selective push back or pallet flow that serve as replenishment for the pick module. The pick modules replenish typically at night for the picking operations or on a different shift.