Overstock.com selects Kansas City for 517,000 sq ft distribution centre

Online retailer creating more than 100 jobs, leasing a 517,000-square-foot facility, according to the Kansas City Area Development Council

Online home goods and furniture retailer Overstock.com, Inc. will open a distribution centre in Kansas City, Kansas. The new 517,000-square-foot operation, located at 5300 Kansas Avenue, will create more than 100 jobs within the next two years.

The Utah-based eCommerce leader, founded in 1999, plans to start outbound delivery operations from the new KC facility in October 2018.

Overstock intends to expand the distribution centre's operations to include returns processing in the future.

Overstock has chosen the new warehouse as its positioning allows the company to offer two-day ground shipping to nearly every customer in the contiguous United States. They join a variety of other companies using Kansas for distribution and fulfillment facilities, including Amazon, Hy-Vee Aisles, Dollar Tree, Spectrum Brands and Horizon Global.

"Selecting Kansas City as the home of Overstock's newest fulfillment centre allows us to offer over 99% of our U.S. customers two-day shipping options, improving shopping experiences by getting orders into the customer's hands as soon as possible," said Overstock.com Vice President of Supply Chain, Carroll Morale. "We're extremely thankful for all of the support and collaboration we've received from state and local officials and the Kansas City Area Development Council during this expansion process."

Tim Cowden, president and CEO, Kansas City Area Development Council, said, "Overstock.com joins a growing community of eCommerce retailers finding significant benefits to a KC location, including CVS, Amazon, Jet.com and a number of automotive businesses."

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