Garland, TX (PRWEB) February 27, 2012
In response to three years of explosive growth, 1000Bulbs.com is moving its warehouse operations to a 131,950 square foot facility at 3200 W. Kingsley Rd. in Garland, Texas, just northeast of Dallas. The deal, brokered through Stream Realty, nearly triples the warehouse space currently occupied by 1000Bulbs.com.
The new warehouse and distribution center features 32-foot ceilings, 16 docks, and 28 pack out stations. The new infrastructure will exponentially increase the company's stocking and shipping abilities, which already account for nearly 14,000 stocked items and over 37,000 orders shipped each month. In addition, the facility will include a 600 square foot will-call room with point-of-sale capabilities, making local orders and pickup more convenient for Dallas-area clients.
1000Bulbs.com will also be upgrading its warehouse management system when it completes the move. Order fulfillment will now be an entirely paperless process, with warehouse staff utilizing state-of-the-art hardware including handheld scanners, touch screen computers, and mobile label printers, among other upgrades. To facilitate the quickest shipping possible, the warehouse will be organized into zones by product popularity, enabling warehouse personnel to make quicker, more efficient picks.
The increased warehouse space and resources are also expected to increase order accuracy, which is already at nearly 99%. Order staging and quality control will now be faster and more accurate with 100% of orders checked based on item weight. 1000Bulbs.com will also streamline order packaging with specially designated boxes and shipping materials automatically selected based on item SKU and weight. The new process will improve the overall fulfillment process and virtually eliminate waste.
Considering this is the company’s second warehouse expansion since 2009, Garland real estate representatives are understandably energized by the move. "It is very exciting to watch a company like 1000Bulbs.com continue to grow over the past several years," says Seth Koschak of Stream Realty. "It's a true testament to their leadership, dedicated employees, and customer service."
The company's office operations will remain at their current location on 2140 Merritt Dr. in Garland, Texas. The combined facilities now claim over 220,000 square feet of industrial space.