The print-on-demand drop shipping company, which has the United States as its largest market, said it had signed a lease on a new "fulfillment center" near Barcelona. The new facility is 19,350 square feet and production is expected to start in early 2020, creating approximately 40 new jobs in the area.
The company said it had decided on Barcelona because of its proximity to a key supplier, which will let Printful add new products to its European market. Orders to Portugal and the rest of Spain will now ship in 24 to 48 hours, .
“The Western European market grew 150% in 2018 compared to the previous year. Since we see the demand, we want to keep improving and providing fast shipping to Western Europe, which is easy to do from Spain. We're following our strategy in the US, where we have a facility on either coast to be closer to customers,” said Printful CEO, Davis Siksnans.
The company already has an office in Barcelona where it plans to recruit an additional 20 new team members for software development and other IT-related roles. Printful's webpage was available in Spanish as of last year.
Printful is a custom on-demand printing and warehousing company that claims to have fulfilled over 13 million items since its launch in 2013. Products include clothing, accessories, and home and living items for online businesses.
Printful currently employs more than 700 people across five fulfillment centers in California, North Carolina, Latvia, Spain, and Mexico.
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