A new forecast from Forrester Research credits greater online spending by Canadians, lower shipping costs and more selection for the spending increase.
The Seattle facility follows an acquisition by the video game retailer.
GameFly Inc. said today it has opened a distribution center in Seattle, WA, the online video game retailer’s fifth warehouse.
GameFly will use the warehouse to serve customers in Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Idaho. "We continually strive to provide our members with the best service possible, and adding the Seattle distribution center to handle the Pacific Northwest and Alaska will do just that," says Dave Hodess, CEO of GameFly. "We also recently acquired Direct2Drive.com, giving customers more choices with over 3,000 PC and Mac games to download, in addition to the thousands of console titles that can be rented or bought at GameFly."
In May, GameFly bought Direct2Drive.com, an e-commerce site owned by IGN Entertainment that enables consumers to download video games for personal computers.
GameFly is No. 155 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide.