Retailers Fuel A Warehouse Boom, Racing To Keep Up With Amazon

by MR Magazine Staff

The first thing online clothing reseller ThredUp did after clinching a new round of funding last year? Hunt for strategic warehouse space to get the goods to its customers as fast as possible. has spoiled them for anything less. Within six months, ThredUp’s chief executive, James Reinhart, had signed leases on two additional warehouses. The newest facility, outside Atlanta, is now being filled with inventory. The 150,000-square-foot space is ThredUp’s gateway to the Southeast, an operations hub where the secondhand clothes are received, inspected, sorted, stored on racks and then packaged and shipped out the back door. Read more at The Seattle Times.