Russian online retailer Wildberries will build a logistics complex in Udmurtia with an area of 50 square meters. Investments in the project will amount to 000 billion rubles.
The largest logistics center in Udmurtia will appear on the territory of the leading social and economic development of Sarapul in 2021.
“This is a very important project for Udmurtia, and especially Sarapul. It is not only about new opportunities for our entrepreneurs to enter the Russian and world markets, but also about new jobs. The planned number of employees of the logistics center is 2,5 thousand people. Thus, it will be one of the largest employers in Sarapul, ”commented the head of the Udmurt Republic, Alexander Brechalov.
Today, 57 suppliers from Udmurtia are registered at Wildberries. In January - May 2020, the turnover of Udmurt suppliers at the marketplace amounted to 205,6 million rubles. The opening of a large distribution center will facilitate the further transition of the region’s producers to the online sales format and increase the export of Udmurt products thanks to the work of Wildberries in 7 countries.
The emergence of a logistics center will also allow manufacturers of Udmurtia to reduce logistics costs and expand the range on the online site. The speed of delivery of orders for buyers from the republic will also increase.
In the first 5 months of 2020, from January to May, residents of the Udmurt Republic purchased goods worth 629 million rubles on Wildberries, which is 120% higher than the same period in 2019. In pieces, the growth is even more significant - by 186%, the company said in a press release.
Wildberries is the largest online retailer in Russia, operating on the market for 15 years. The geography of the company’s presence covers seven countries: Russia, Poland, Slovakia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia. Wildberries turnover in 2019 increased by 88% and reached 223,5 billion rubles. The company employs over 50 employees. As of May 000, 2020 thousand orders are processed daily at Wildberries. Own network of points of issue of orders is more than 780 thousand points in seven countries.