Fulfillment solutions provider Quiet Logistics Inc. opened its “Fulfillment Center of the Future” in Hazelwood, Mo., which is located in the outskirts of St. Louis.
The Devens, Mass. firm said the center is built on its proprietary Fulfillment Management System, and is “strategically located to enable two- and three-day shipping to e-commerce customers across the United States.” Aside from air transportation and freight-forwarding services at the St. Louis Lambert International Airport, the new fulfillment center is nearby major interstate highways such as routes 70, 270, 44 and 55.
Fashion apparel and retail clients of Quiet Logistics include Bombfell, Gilt, Zara and Bonobos, among others. The company specializes in personalized and customized fulfillment options for fashion apparel and retail e-commerce brands. The company said once the center reaches capacity, it will have 250 full-time employees who will work “alongside a state-of-the-art Locus Robotics autonomous picking solution for maximum efficiency and accuracy.”
“Thanks to this new location as well as strategic carrier partnerships, Quiet [Logistics] is now able to reach 100 percent of the U.S. population in two to three days at extremely competitive rates, often with far less accessorial charges than other U.S.-origin zip codes,” the company said, adding that the Midwest region’s transportation hub “offers e-commerce retailers a quick two-day delivery transit time to New York City and three-day transit to Los Angeles via ground shipping.”
Dr. Brian Lemerise, president of Quiet Logistics, said managing split inventory, cross-country is “no longer a necessity when a fulfillment network can provide two-day delivery to the majority of e-commerce shoppers.”
“Coupled with industry-leading same-day shipping performance, these transit times ensure customer orders arrive quickly and accurately,” he added. “Moreover, Quiet [Logistics] can process an e-commerce order within an hour of receiving the order and make sure it delivers with a custom — and often personalized — brand experience.”
Lemerise noted that the Locus Robotics solution “increases throughput and empowers employees to work at their full capabilities.”
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