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Nov 21, 2013
Webgistix coming to Hanover Township By Denise Allabaugh (Staff Writer) Published: November 21, 2013 Sign Up Text Alerts | newsletter Webgistix, a leading supplier of packaging and shipping services and software to e-commerce retailers, has leased a 108,000-square-foot building in Hanover Township from Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services, Mericle announced Wednesday. The company plans to create dozens of jobs in the building, at 320 Stewart Road in the Hanover Industrial Estates, and will begin operations by the end of November. Company spokesman Jeffrey Scott could not provide a specific number of how many jobs will be created, but he said positions will include receiving clerks, order processors, order packers, quality and assurance professionals, returns clerks and customer support. Hiring has begun and interested applicants can send resumes to email@example.com, Scott said. He would not comment on what the jobs pay. The facility is the newest addition to Webgistix's nationwide network of fulfillment centers that enable it to reach 98 percent of U.S. e-commerce buyers within one to two days via ground delivery. Over the last 12 years, Webgistix has built a customer base that spans five continents and more than 20 countries through company-operated fulfillment centers in New York, Las Vegas, Atlanta; Reno, Nev., and now Pennsylvania, in an expandable facility. "Demand for our fulfillment services is growing rapidly as more retailers recognize the value of a coast-to-coast fulfillment network to shorten delivery times and cut costs," Joseph DiSorbo, founder and president of Webgistix said in a statement. "Hanover Township is strategically located to help Webgistix maximize fulfillment efficiency within our two-day delivery network. The location of the Hanover Township facility is also ideal for expedited freight shipments from Port Elizabeth in New Jersey. " Tokyo-based Rakuten acquired Webgistix in June 2013. Rakuten offers e-commerce and Internet services in more than 25 countries and territories and ranks among the top Internet companies in the world. The acquisition was Rakuten's second logistics investment outside of Japan. Mericle Vice President Bill Jones coordinated the lease transaction. He said Webgistix has shipped millions of orders for hundreds of online retailers around the world and he expects the firm will be successful in Northeastern Pennsylvania. "We are hoping the company will grow with us. " Jones said. "We have room to almost double the size of the building for the company. " Jones said e-commerce fulfillment companies are growing in the region, most likely due to quick access to major population centers, the availability of overnight transportation services, highly productive labor and the availability of buildings and sites. Mericle has provided commercial real estate to a list of e-commerce firms such as Neiman Marcus, Amazon.com, Boden USA, Baby Age, CVS Caremark, American Eagle Outfitters, Benco Dental, NBTY and All About Dance. "We are delighted to welcome Webgistix to Hanover Industrial Estates," said William D. Moore, president and CEO of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry. "The addition of Webgistix underscores Greater Wilkes-Barre's reputation as a center of excellence for e-commerce. " firstname.lastname@example.org, 570-821-2115 We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines: To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here. Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions .