updated - November 19, 2019 Tuesday EST
In order to aide continued progress from sales as a part its focus to provide the same merchandise in its stores and on its website, Macy's is opening up a direct-to-consumer fulfillment center near Owasso, Okla in Tulsa, County. the company reported in a press release.
"The rapid growth of Macy's direct-to-customer shipments, rooted in our omni-channel approach to business, requires us to continue to strategically add fulfillment capacity so our customers can receive their orders quickly and efficiently," Terry Lundgren, Macy's chairman, president, and CEO said in a statement. "Customers today are shopping whenever, however and wherever they prefer via stores, desktops and mobile devices, and we continue to invest to meet the customer demand. We have rolled out fulfillment capability to 500 Macy's stores nationwide, as well as built three major fulfillment centers over the past seven years. Our new Tulsa County facility will represent another significant expansion of our shipping capacity, particularly to customers in central and southern regions of the United States. Tulsa County is the ideal location and environment for this new facility, and we look forward to becoming a larger presence in Northeast Oklahoma. The center will be located close to the 76th Street North and Lakewood Avenue intersection, 12 miles to the north of Tulsa.
Macy's is putting forth over $170 million into the structure, which will have the most up-to-date technology for controlling materials around the site.
Building will start this spring. Macy's will begin to operate out of the complex in April 2015, and send out its first products in summer 2015.
"We are delighted by the warm reception and enthusiastic support we have received from civic and business leadership in Oklahoma," Lundgren said in a statement. "In particular, we want to thank Gov. Mary Fallin, Commissioner John Smaligo Jr. and the Tulsa County Board of Commissioners, Mayor Doug Bonebrake and the City of Owasso, Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker, the Indian Nations Council of Governments and the Tulsa Regional Chamber. They were instrumental in our decision to select Tulsa County from among more than 150 sites in multiple states for this significant investment."
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