Wooden Street, the online custom furniture platform, is gearing to expand its warehousing capacity across India. It is set to invest about four to five million dollars in the expansion by 2023, and will also hire about 250 to 300 people in its logistics and supply chain departments.
The Jaipur-based company presently has 20 warehouses and distribution centres (covering a total of 10-lakh sq ft) in India. Quite recently, it launched its largest national warehouse in Jodhpur (which covers over 2.5 lakh sqft). Now, with its new expansion plans, it expects to increase its warehousing capacity by five times, covering an area of about 50 lakh square feet in total.
Founded five years ago, Wooden Street offers furniture, decor and furnishings. Its warehouses are equipped with the latest stacking technology and use its inhouse warehouse management system, that helps keep track of huge volumes of logistics information and data.
In line with the Make-in-India programme of the Government of India, WoodenStreet wishes to empower local craftsmen and artisans through its platform, helping them expand their reach and also earn more business and income.
The platform aims to ensure its presence in over 100 stores across India in the next three years.
The year 2020 saw Wooden Street establishing a firm foothold in Kerala, Delhi-NCR and West Bengal where it opened stores.
The last five years have seen furniture retailers growing exponentially in the country.