Macy’s Inc. plans to start a $35 million expansion of its online fulfillment center in Goodyear this summer, the retailer said on March 21. When completed next spring, the project will add 360,000 square feet to the five-year-old facility, increasing its size to 960,000 square feet.
“Our online fulfillment centers, as well as the 500 Macy’s stores that will be equipped to fulfill orders by the end of 2013, handle customer orders placed online, as well as ship products to customers who shop in stores that may not stock the specific product they need,” said R.B. Harrison, Macy’s, Inc.’s chief omnichannel officer.
“Goodyear already is a state-of-the-art fulfillment center, and this expansion will allow us to scale up its capabilities to handle the higher level of volume expected in the years ahead,” Harrison said.
The announcement comes in response to sales growth. Jim Sluzewski, a spokesperson for the retailer, said that online sales increased 50 percent year-over-year in 2012, according to AZCentral.com. About 500 employees work at the center, and the company plans to hire about 125 more workers for stocking and shipping and receiving, added AZCentral.com.
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