Walmart’s e-commerce sales continue to grow and to meet the increase in consumer demand, the world’s largest retailer has opened a new e-commerce fulfillment center in Union City, GA, just south of Atlanta.
The 1.2 million sq. ft. facility is the retailer’s third large-scale e-commerce fulfillment center to open in the U.S. in as many months, and features state-of-the-art automation and warehousing systems. When fully operational, the facility will create nearly 400 full-time jobs in Fulton County.
“This center will not only provide jobs and economic development for the community, but it will allow us to fulfill the needs of our customers in a more convenient and efficient fashion,” said Neal Maguire, general manager of the Atlanta fulfillment center.
“We’re rapidly enhancing our fulfillment capabilities to give customers more choices and fast shipping, while keeping our costs down so we can continue to lower our prices,” said Neil Ashe, chief executive officer of Walmart Global eCommerce. “Whether shipping to home or picking up at a store, our digital and physical fulfillment assets come together and let customers choose the most convenient way to receive their online orders.”