CEO Sharon Price John says Build-A-Bear’s old e-commerce system is a big reason for disappointing online sales in December.
The company buys Orchard Brands’ Haband Division warehouse facility on S. Forest Street in Eatonton, GA.
a2b Fulfillment, a third-party logistics provider with a specialty in consumer-direct order fulfillment and customer service, announces the purchase of Orchard Brands’ Haband Division warehouse facility on S. Forest Street in Eatonton, GA.
“The acquisition of this additional 210,000 square feet of warehouse space is necessary to accommodate our fast-growing business” explained Ayal Latz, President of a2b. “We have nearly filled up our 180,000 square feet of space in Greensboro and continue to grow.” added Latz. “We now offer over 400,000 square feet of space in three facilities in the US and Canada.
The expansion is more than just about expanded warehouse space. Latz elaborated, “The second location enables us to provide more services to our customers. For example, with more space we can handle, store and stage larger retail orders. This is a growing segment of our business. For more complex e-commerce clients, we can accommodate higher numbers of SKUs as the facility is equipped with racking to a support over 30,000 unique items. Additionally, we can designate more space in our Greensboro facility for our growing customer service call center, climate contolled storage and returns processing.
Roddie Anne Blackwell, President, Eatonton-Putnam Chamber of Commerce and Project Manager, Putnam Development Authority welcomes the arrival of a2b. “We have heard a lot about a2b Fulfillment. In 2011 they were honored as Greene County’s Large Business of the Year. They have done very well creating nearly 100 jobs in Greene County over the past 10 years. We look forward to watching and helping them to grow in Putnam County” commented Blackwell. .
To learn more about a2b Fulfillment, visit www.a2bf.com
About a2b Fulfillment
Based in Greensboro, GA, a2b Fulfillment offers a strategic location for economical warehousing and logistics services. The Southeast US location allows for faster delivery and lower overall freight costs for a national shipping program. Canadian fulfillment is provided through our Toronto warehouse. Warehousing, Order Fulfillment, Order Management, Customer Service, and Returns Processing / Refurbishment programs are available on both Business to Business and Direct-to-Consumer platforms. a2b Fulfillment is an active member of the Greene County and Eatonton-Putnam County Chambers. For more information, please visit www.a2bf.com .