Specialty department store chain Kohl’s is to open a new e-commerce distribution centre in Plainfield, Indiana, US, to support omnichannel fulfillment.
Expected to open next year, the 937,000ft² e-commerce distribution centre will improve the chain’s ability to fulfill its online purchases and serve customers.
Kohl’s chief operating officer Sona Chawla said: “Our investment in a new e-commerce fulfillment centre is one of the many ways we are supporting omnichannel fulfillment.
"This is in addition to our capability to ship merchandise from our entire network of more than 1,100 Kohl’s stores nationwide and the option for customers to buy online and pick up their purchase at their local Kohl’s store, two initiatives that came to life last year.
“We are committed to providing an easy experience to Kohl’s customers and a key part of this is being able to deliver amazing products to them more quickly and efficiently. The new e-commerce fulfillment centre will be in place to support the holiday season in 2017.”
The company stated that it expects to hire around 300 full-time and 600 part-time employees for the upcoming facility in a three-year period starting from next year.
Its Plainfield facility will become the company’s 14th distribution centre and the fifth e-commerce distribution centre dedicated to serving Kohls.com customers.
Kohl’s currently has more than 1,100 stores across 49 states.
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