New Overstock distribution center to open in KCK

Overstock.com will open a new distribution center at 5300 Kansas Ave. in Kansas City, Kansas, according to an announcement today.

Overstock.com is a leading online home goods and furniture retailer.

According to a spokesman, about 100 jobs are expected to be created in the next two years at the distribution center.

The distribution center is not moving but is a new facility in the Overstock.com network, according to Ashlie Hand, vice president of communications for the Kansas City Area Development Council.

Outbound delivery operations are expected to begin in next month from the 517,000-square-foot facility, according to officials. There are also expansion plans for returns processing.

Overstock.com, founded in 1999, is based in Utah, near Salt Lake City.

“Selecting Kansas City as the home of Overstock’s newest fulfillment center allows us to offer over 99 percent of our US customers two-day shipping options, improving shopping experiences by getting orders into the customer’s hands as soon as possible,” said Carroll Morale, Overstock.com vice president of supply chain, in a news release. “We’re extremely thankful for all of the support and collaboration we’ve received from state and local officials and the Kansas City Area Development Council during this expansion process.”

“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,” Gov. Jeff Colyer said in a news release. “Opening for business in Kansas will provide Overstock.com with an excellent strategic location and creates hundreds of well-paying job opportunities for Kansans.”

“We welcome Overstock.com to Kansas City, Kansas, and Wyandotte County. More and more companies recognize KCK as a leading logistical destination. We have a ready workforce, a great location both in the KC metro area and regionally, and a business-friendly community. We look forward to having such a great company as a new community partner in KCK.”

On this project, KCADC worked with regional partners including the state of Kansas, Kansas Department of Commerce, Wyandotte County Economic Development Council, Board of Public Utilities, Newark Grubb Zimmer, QPS Employment, Focus Workforce Management, Express Employment Professionals, IMKO Workforce Solutions and KC SmartPort.

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