Printful moves its California fulfillment center to a larger location to scale production capacity. The company says it will create around 100 new jobs to double the California team’s size by the end of 2021.
Printful plans on moving its California operations from Chatsworth to Valencia during the third quarter of 2021. At 93,000 square feet, the Valencia facility is nearly three times larger than the one in Chatsworth. Due to the expansion, the company plans on investing $10 million to increase the amount of direct-to-garment (DTG) printers almost three-fold and purchase additional equipment for embroidery and poster fulfillment.
“California is our busiest state in terms of deliveries. It’s necessary to stay in this area and expand our operations to fulfill the needs of our ever-growing customer base, and since LA is home to central shipping hubs, we’ll be able to maintain fast delivery times,” says Davis Siksnans, CEO and co-founder of Printful.
When the move is complete, Printful will no longer fulfill products in Chatsworth. Before fulfillment in the new facility can begin, it needs to be renovated. The company estimates this location could be fully functional in time for the next Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping season.
Just like the current California location, the Valencia facility will offer HQ pick up—the option to pick up orders directly from the fulfillment center. Currently, Printful has two locations with HQ pickup points: one in California and Latvia. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person pickups are presently closed for safety reasons.
Additionally, the Valencia facility will offer warehousing services. Currently, warehousing is available in Latvia, Spain, North Carolina, and Canada, and the current California facility offers warehousing for pack-ins only.