Online retailer reports record figures for December 2012

WAE+ to increase workforce by 50 per cent following move to new distribution centre

Online retailer WAE+ has announced plans to increase its workforce by 50 per cent over the next two years.

The new jobs follow the firm’s move to a new distribution centre in Birmingham with offices for customer service teams and a 15,000 sq ft on-site warehouse.

Having outgrown its existing Birmingham city centre premises following a record first year, the new warehouse will enable WAE+ to hold more core products in stock and ensure quicker delivery to customers.

WAE+ operations director Ben Slater commented: “Our new fulfilment centre is at the heart of all WAE+ e-commerce operations. Having grown from two employees to twenty in our first year to handle increasing order volumes, we decided to locate a large warehouse to meet storage demands. As our growth continues, we predict that our workforce will increase 50 per cent to over 30 people within the next 24 months, including the hire of four further warehouse staff this year alone.”

The online retailer caters for a variety of industries, including consumer electronics, office supplies, and parts and components. WAE+ recently reported record figures for December 2012 with over 11,000 customer orders and £1.2 million sales, an increase of 6,000 per cent in sales on December 2011.

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