flower trolley development from China-flower
Flower trolleys are expected to develop "tipping points"
2018-05-16 10: 35: 01 | Source: Floral newspaper | Author: Xue Qian
Abstract: Compared with Europe and the United States, the development time of trolleys in China is not long and the market usage is relatively small.
Compared with Europe and the United States, the development time of trolleys in China is not long and the market usage is relatively small. In the past three years, due to the intensive development of flower production and the ideological trend of facilities, the speed of the promotion of trolleys in the country has increased. Coupled with policy-induced carton price increases, the application of trolleys in logistics and transportation has also received more attention. The car is preparing to meet the “spout” of the transformation of industrial facilities and logistics.
From recognition to use, trolleys have entered the rising channel
“In the past three years, the overall sales volume of flower trolleys has shown a rapid upward trend. At the same time, the industry manufacturing standards for flower trolleys have gradually become uniform. This is a promising trend,” said Wen Shaofeng, general manager of Qingdao Elite Cart Co., Ltd.
The domestic flower production area is relatively large, but considering the scale of the company and the conditions of the facilities, there are not many companies that can really use trolleys in production in the early stages. However, in recent years, the trend of flower production has become more and more prominent in terms of facilities and scale. In order to reduce production costs and improve efficiency and quality, the conditions of production base facilities are getting better and the greenhouse area is getting bigger and bigger. The use of trolleys laid a solid foundation for the promotion of the use of a range of facilities and equipment such as trolleys and upper basin machines.
In addition, the rise of succulent plants, potted plants, and small potted plants has also provided powerful support for the promotion and application of flower trolleys. “Early in Guangzhou, colorful trolleys were used, but now companies in Guangzhou plant small potted plants will use trolleys. My own bases in Guangzhou and Kunming, plus the stores now use more than 200 trolleys.” Guangzhou Zhengxin Gardening Zhou Xing, general manager, said, "With a trolley that is efficient and labor-saving, my workers say that I don't know how to get out of the trolley!" For the potted products with frequent flow and small dwarf sizes in the base area, use the trolley. Can greatly improve the transfer efficiency, save labor, so the flower trolley and small basin diameter product fit very high.
The annual sales growth of Qingdao Elite Cart Co., Ltd. exceeds 30%, which is quite large compared with the export market.
Pursue changes in the logistics approach, the development of trolleys is expected to “tipping point”
The scale and facilities of the flower industry are a slow process. Therefore, the domestic sales market for flowers and trolleys is only a potential market. With the high price of cartons, floral trolleys have attracted attention as a medium of mediation for logistics. Once a European-style overall logistics system is formed, the use of trolleys will usher in a "big explosion."
Now the trolley is often used as a transit vehicle for the logistics in the base or the docking of the base with the store in the logistics field, but it is almost blank in the field of logistics. Li Hua, CEO of Guangzhou Huayun Network Technology Co., Ltd., has always advocated “major production must have large logistics to match”. Before the trial, the logistics route between Beijing and Guangzhou was also turned into local logistics due to various problems, but for the logistics of the trolley The application has made a useful attempt.
At present, the main obstacle to restricting trolleys from entering large logistics areas is the issue of recycling. There is no big capital to integrate the entire logistics system, and trolleys do not “flow” in large logistics. “At present, the logistics mode of the flower industry is not a spider-type connection. The structure of the trunk transportation in the trolley has not yet been formed. Therefore, the use of trolleys instead of carton logistics cannot be realized in the short term. In the regional small logistics system, trolleys have already begun. It was applied.” Wen Shaofeng said that in the past, there were more applications for the trolleys in Eleat's domestic market, plus the production of potted flowers, which accounted for 90% of the customers. At present, 70% of the customers are planted. This shows that the demand for trolleys in the garden center, retail display, and logistics has increased. At present, the trolley has been tried in the short-distance directional logistics, and the effect is obvious. For example, some companies that have both planting bases and stores will use trolleys for logistic docking. At this time, peripheral producers will also take “smooth rides” to deliver products and form a small-scale trolley logistics system. Beijing's Jinghui Logistics is also planning to make the trolley logistics between Beijing and Qingzhou. For a moment, it is difficult for the logistics system of "carriage to be brought into line" to gradually develop through the "point to face" mode, and to move from small logistics to large logistics.
Wen Shaofeng said that the hard and soft conditions for the use of flower trolleys for logistics in China have been increasingly perfected, and the demand for the industry is also constantly improving. From the manufacturing standards of trolleys, the operating habits of operators, to the mature promotion of RFID systems, China's advantages in manufacturing have been fully covered in the flower industry chain. Call for capital and logistics companies to enter the chain of flower logistics, and at the same time combine regional terminal logistics and distribution to jointly create China's flower logistics. This is the historic mission that the era has given practitioners.