Shepherdsville, Ky. - Best Buy will host a grand-opening event today at its new 600,000-square-foot dot-com distribution center (DC) here.
The facility, which became operational in September, provides increased fulfillment capacity for BestBuy.com, processes returns from stores across the country, and positions the company for future growth, the retailer said.
Its close proximity to Louisville, Ky., a major UPS hub where Best Buy also operates Geek Squad City, its main service center, also allows for a later cutoff for expedited online orders.
The DC is equipped with a new state-of-the-art warehouse control system designed to streamline fulfillment processes. Features include touch-screen technology, dynamic slotting, continuous order release, improved ergonomics and access, and improved use of cubing and carton packing. The facility will also eventually support value-add services such as gift messaging, gift wrapping and shipping activated products.
A grand opening ceremony is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. EST this afternoon, after a tour of the facility by Best Buy executives and local dignitaries.