Printful continues to expand in Europe and signs leases for two more fulfillment centers. Located in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom, and Lodz, Poland, the new facilities will add around 200,000 square feet of fulfillment space and create more than 100 new jobs during the first year of operations.
Printful runs its operations in eight in-house facilities worldwide — three in Europe: two in Latvia and one in Spain. The company has grown to over 700 employees in Europe and more than 1,800 people globally. With an increasing demand for eCommerce and fulfillment services, the company continues its global expansion strategy with these two additions.
“We chose the U.K. as our next location because it’s the largest eCommerce market in Europe. Printful has a loyal and growing base of customers in the U.K. who have anticipated our U.K. expansion for a while, and we’re thrilled to finally do it. Additionally, it will allow us to significantly shorten shipping times within the U.K., making it easy to reach many new customers,” notes Davis Siksnans, CEO/co-founder of Printful.
The company will initially invest over $3 million in the U.K. fulfillment center. This facility will start by providing services like direct-to-garment (DTG), embroidery, and printing for home and living items, eventually adding other fulfillment options. With the new facility, delivery within the U.K. will take around two business days.
Additionally, the new facility in Lodz, Poland, is expected to improve service speeds and allow Printful to continue expanding in European markets.
“Poland has increased their fashion and garment export by 104% over the last 10 years, so to keep up with the increasing demand for cut-and-sew services, we chose Poland as our next location. Considering that Lodz’s is historically recognized for its well-developed textile and garment industry, our decision was based on workforce availability and market opportunity,” explains Siksnans.
The company plans to invest over $2 million in the Poland facility over the next few years. This facility will mainly focus on cut-and-sew services but also add DTG and embroidery.
Delivery within Poland will take one to two business days and two business days to Germany, one of Printful’s key European markets.
The company is actively hiring and expects the new fulfillment centers to be operational by the end of this year.