Ikea has leased additional warehouse space in New York City to serve as a customer fulfillment center. The new space will complement its network of seven regional distribution centers currently supporting its 47 stores in the United States.
The 975,000-square-foot leased facility is part of Matrix Global Logistics Park in the borough of Staten Island, and will initiate operations late this year. It will focus on delivering items to customers who order products online or purchase larger items at an Ikea store.
“As we expand across the country and grow our online presence, we want to ensure we have sufficient warehouse capacity to support the efficient and timely delivery and shipment of products to our customers,” Lars Petersson, Ikea U.S. president, said in announcing the facilities move. “Our goal is to increase accessibility to Ikea products, and a new fulfillment center in Staten Island will help us meet the home furnishing needs of our customers in the New York metropolitan area.”