GSI Commerce Inc. announced that it recently opened a new, highly
automated fulfillment center in Richwood, Ky. At 540,000 square feet,
the state-of-the-art center is GSI's largest facility to date. At full
capacity, Richwood will ship more than 110,000 orders per day during
peak season while creating more than 500 full-time and 500 seasonal
“Our advanced Richwood facility was designed to support the immediate
and future needs of GSI's growing, diverse partner base,” said Bob
Wuesthoff, GSI's executive vice president of global operations.
“Fulfillment is a key component to GSI's end-to-end solution, and
Richwood complements our existing infrastructure while simultaneously
providing additional scalability to our operations. The employees at
our Shepherdsville and Louisville, Ky., facilities are critical to the
success of our global operations and we're delighted to welcome the
community of Richwood and our newest employees to GSI.”
“With GSI's strong presence and positive reputation as a great employer
in Kentucky, we are very pleased to welcome this growing company to
Northern Kentucky,” said Daniel E. Tobergte, president & CEO of
Northern Kentucky Tri-ED, the region's economic development entity.
“The Richwood facility creates full-time and seasonal jobs for our
residents, ultimately contributing to a stronger economy for the area.
We have a talented and committed local workforce and are looking
forward to a long, prosperous relationship with GSI.”
In addition to standard fulfillment activities, which include inbound
receiving, storage, picking, packing, shipping and returns processing,
GSI offers a variety of value-added fulfillment services at its centers
including: customized packaging, gift wrapping, gift messaging, gift
cards, cell phone activation, tennis racket stringing, promotional
inserts, bundling, kitting and product customization such as
monogramming and engraving.
A highlight of the value-added services for the 2006 holiday season was
the enhancement of GSI's product customization and decoration
capabilities that supported the NFL, a new partner in 2006. The
operation personalized nearly 100,000 NFL jerseys in less than six
months. Customized jerseys, many of which are purchased as gifts, allow
fans to add their names to the back of any player's jersey that they
order. GSI now manages nearly two million square feet of fulfillment
space, including additional facilities in Kentucky and Illinois.
Combined, GSI's fulfillment centers will ship nearly 900,000 packages
at the height of the peak holiday season.