Hayneedle, an online retailer, will lease of 300,000 square feet of distribution and fulfillment space in Riverside, California, just east of Los Angeles, where it plans to hire an estimated 40 employees during the next few years.
Its expansion to the West Coast by next Spring, at 6860 Sycamore Canyon Blvd in a building owned by Sycamore Business Park, will mark Hayneedle's first regional distribution and fulfillment facility.
From its current location in Monroe, Ohio, which was recently expanded to approximately 600,000 square feet, Hayneedle delivers to 70 percent of its customers in two days via standard ground shipping. The company expects to increase that number to nearly 90 percent with the opening of the West Coast distribution center. In addition to providing fulfillment to customers in the western U.S., the facility in Riverside will also serve as a deconsolidation and cross-dock site for Hayneedle's imported and exclusive home and outdoor products.
"The West Coast facility is yet another milestone in our growth and the location aligns with our commitment to provide unparalleled selection and unmatched customer service," said Tom Clement, Vice President of Supply Chain and Logistics, Hayneedle. "We are excited to join the Riverside community, which has been very enthusiastic in welcoming us."
"We strive to set the highest standard for the online home furnishings industry when it comes to delivering an exceptional and consistent customer experience," said Clement. "To do so takes intensive planning across all components of our supply chain. Our long-term facility commitments in Monroe, Ohio and, now, in Riverside, California, provide additional expansion options of 220,000 square feet of space to accommodate future growth, while maintaining award-winning customer service." Information about the company’s estimated investment, or whether incentives were offered by state or local officials, was not immediately available.