Another major retailer is set to open a distribution center in the Kansas City metro area, as Overstock.com announced it will put down roots in Kansas City, Kan. The online retailer, which sells everything from home goods to apparel and electronics, has leased a 517,000 square-foot facility at 5300 Kansas City Avenue. The center will add up to 200 jobs to the area.
“Selecting Kansas City as the home of Overstock’s newest fulfillment center allows us to offer over 99% of our US customers two-day shipping options, improving shopping experiences by getting orders into the customer’s hands as soon as possible,” Carroll Morale, Overstock.com vice president of supply chain, said in a statement.
The announcement comes at a time that the Kansas City area is continuing to gain traction as an ideal location for distribution. Amazon claims three distribution centers and employs over 2,500 people in the area, while just last month, CVS opened a distribution center in Kansas City, Mo., adding 360 jobs.
“Kansas offers a great central location and the best workers in the country for any company looking to relocate here. We are thrilled that a successful company such as Overstock has selected Kansas City for its latest distribution center,” Governor Jeff Colyer said in the same statement announcing Overstock’s new distribution center. “Opening for business in Kansas will provide Overstock.com with an excellent strategic location and creates hundreds of well-paying job opportunities for Kansans.”