Oct 1 2013, 3:57am CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr
Retailers are getting ready for the crucual Black Friday and Holiday shopping season. The sales starts early November with the first Black Friday themed deals. To handle the demand and improve online order shipping peformance, Walmart is adding new fulfillment centers.
The two new centers dedicated to filling online orders, including one in Texas and one in Pennsylvania that will be its largest ever. These two new online fulfillment centers are just part of a next-generation fulfillment network that will deliver U.S. customer orders faster and at a lower cost. In addition to these new and existing facilities dedicated to online orders, Walmart is uniquely positioned to ship online orders from stores and many of its more than 130 distribution centers, all leveraging its world-class transportation network. The new online facilities extend Walmart’s anytime, anywhere experience that lets customers shop seamlessly across online, mobile and stores.
“With our dedicated online facilities and 4,100 stores within five miles of two-thirds of the U.S. population, we gain a significant advantage by being positioned in the most important location – close to our customers,” said Joel Anderson, president and CEO of Walmart.com. “This unique combination allows us to get more products to our customers faster and at a lower cost.”
The new center based in Fort Worth, Texas, is 800,000 sq. ft. and will have 275 full-time positions. It began shipping orders last week. The Bethlehem, Pa. operation will be more than one million sq. ft. and will ultimately employ more than 350 full-time associates. It is scheduled to open in the first quarter of next year. Combined, the new operations will house hundreds of thousands of items ranging from electronics, to toys, apparel, fitness equipment, sporting goods and more.
This year Black Friday is rather late falling on November 29th. In 2012, Black Friday was on November 23rd. Retailers will have four full weeks to please you with special Black Friday 2013
sales until the culmination of the actual Black Friday and the encore on Cyber Monday 2013
According to Black Friday Countdown there are 58 days until Black Friday 2013. We will again provide full analysis and guidance of Black Friday Ads and Deals in our Black Friday Hub .
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