Atlanta’s E-Commerce Growth, and Top 10 Warehouses for Georgia Companies
As America looks toward a post-COVID-19 boom, the conversation among economic experts has inevitable led toward “Where is the money going to go?” While the government tracks overall economic trends, there’s an easier way to look at the future. E-commerce is now the new normal post-pandemic, with e-commerce growing 39% year over year compared to only 13.1% for total retail sales.
Very few cities in the U.S. are better poised to benefit from the boom in e-commerce, like Atlanta.
This city is well poised for an e-commerce revolution, given its strategic location and available warehousing space. Amazon is rapidly expanding its warehouse operations across the Atlanta area, and this will create new jobs for the people of Atlanta and allow online e-commerce businesses to grow. Four stations have already opened and started flourishing, including the new Doraville delivery station which opened in 2021. Amazon now has eight stations across the state of Georgia, including Atlanta, Buford, and Fairburn. This has also ramped up hiring and allows many full-time and part-time job seekers to earn a minimum of $15 per hour.
The city of Atlanta ranks as one of the top 10 most popular cities for fulfillment centers in the United States. These city centers tend to be located near centralized population hubs or large airports. Over the course of the pandemic, businesses & consumers gradually “went digital,” providing the opportunity to purchase more goods and services online; the e-commerce share of global retail trade increased from 14% in 2019 to about 17% in 2020, according to UNCTAD.
When your business is ready to take the e-commerce plunge, you need to make sure you have logistics covered.
We’ve gone ahead and done the research for you on the best warehouses to utilize during your organization’s expansion.
Here is our list of the top 10 warehouse and fulfillment centers in the Atlanta area:
|Name||Address & Website||Short Description||Fun fact|
|Quickbox||3515 Naturally Fresh Blvd. Ste. 540,
College Park, GA 30349
|QuickBox Fulfillment focuses on allowing e-commerce companies to grow. If you have small to medium-sized hard goods and are high-volume e-commerce, subscription box, or retail brand, they have ideal offerings for you.||QuickBox has been named one of America’s Fastest-Growing Business by Inc 500 two years in a row.|
|Roltime||1330 Field Parkway
Marietta, GA 30066
|Roltime is a full-service fulfillment and direct mail facility located in Metro Atlanta. As a leader in the industry, Roltime has provided quality services to clients in the area for more than 18 years. If you need professional direct mail, order fulfillment, assembly of a kit, or lettershop or courier services, they might be the right firm for you.||Roltime has its own Postal Hound named Maggie!|
|Tals Freight||1855 Skidmore Circle
Lawrenceville, GA 30044
|Tals Freight’s experience in the supply chain management industry positioned them to deliver a solution for any logistical requirements.
In addition to operating as a full-service logistics provider, your foundation is turnkey for your Project Management needs.
|Tals Freight has over 15 years of experience in the supply chain industry.|
|All Points||1650 Marietta Blvd, NW Atlanta, Ga 30318||Print services are a significant component of All Points work. They utilize the latest technology to ensure the highest quality printing at a relatively low cost. They handle a range of projects, from complicated on-demand projects with data-sensitive information to high-end pieces.||All Points clients include Arby’s, Cartoon Network & HBO!|
|PSI Media & Fulfillment||1625 Oakbrook Drive
Norcross, GA 30093
|PSI Media & Fulfillment is an Atlanta-based company that offers turn-key solutions allowing clients to concentrate on the growth of their business.||PSI Media & Fulfillment has a massive 60,000 square-foot fulfillment center located in Norcross, Georgia, just a few miles from downtown Atlanta.|
|USA Distributors||227 Sandy Springs Place NE Suite D – 307, Atlanta, GA 30328||Whether your fulfillment needs include compliance with retailer-specific requirements or unique packaging or storage requirements, USADistributions will work to build the perfect solution for your particular business. During their set-up process, USADistributions will meet with clients to review any aspect of your business that may require a customized solution. The robust nature of their systems allows them to accommodate custom requirements within their standard processes.||USA Distributors has been in operation for 17 years.|
|LightSpeed Automation||4168 Abbotts Bridge Rd
Duluth, GA 30097 USA.
|LightSpeed offers an automated picking system for warehouse operations. Their innovative business solutions help take a manual and labor-intensive process and streamline it to increase employee efficiency, reduce cost, and eliminate redundancy.||LightSpeed Automation has 48 integrations with technology partners, operates in 9 countries, and picks over 2 billion items per year.|
|Priority Press, Inc||950 Eagles Landing Pkwy Suite 770, Stockbridge, GA 30281.||Priority Press helps promote clients’ brands and products. They also help print materials for clients’ sales teams or trade shows. Priority Press helps promote products that encourage customer loyalty and employee retention. For businesses searching for a cost-effective way to warehouse, package, or help distribute products, Priority Press is a team of skilled, experienced professionals dedicated to delivering superior marketing, printing, advertising, and fulfillment solutions.||Priority Press was founded 20 years ago.|
|Amware||650 Selig Drive, Unit B
Atlanta, GA 30336.
|Amware has a large base of operations in and around Atlanta for both B2B and B2C customers. They operate four Atlanta warehouses in different locations.||The company has 15 facilities across 6 campus locations (Phoenix, Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, New Jersey, Los Angeles), covering 2 million square feet of space.|
This new growth in Atlanta is likely going to pull new players into the arena. It will also lead to massive growth for entrepreneurs already operating businesses in the e-commerce space. As this new group looks to grow their operations, they will need services to facilitate that growth and ship their goods effortlessly and efficiently.
To see how Online Optimism can help your Atlanta-based e-commerce business, reach out to our team!