Printful to open a Canadian fulfillment center
May 18, 2020
Toronto, ON – Printful plans to open a 2,900 square meter facility in Mississauga, Ontario, with production expected to start by the end of 2020. This is the on-demand fulfillment company's first facility in Canada and seventh worldwide. Their initial investment will be $2.8 million CAD and they are planning to grow their Canadian team to 50 people in their first 3 years of operation.
With Canada being Printful's second-largest market after the US, the company wants to improve logistics and the overall experience for Canadian store owners and their customers. It is estimated that the new facility will cut shipping time down from 9 days to 2 days in Ontario, and 4 days in most other provinces. Another benefit is that domestic orders will not have to go through customs or be charged import duties.
“We're continuing to expand internationally and grow our competitive advantage. We already have a large customer base in Canada and with domestic fulfillment, we see the potential to establish ourselves as a key player,” says Printful CEO, Davis Siksnans.
Printful will start by fulfilling direct-to-garment (DTG) and embroidered hats and apparel. The Printful product offering in Canada will develop over time.
Printful worked closely with Invest in Canada and Toronto Global to help find a fulfillment location and expand their business into Canada.
“With one of the most highly skilled and diverse workforces in the world, Mississauga is a top destination for business and talent,” said Mississauga Mayor, Bonnie Crombie. “Printful’s investment is a testament to Mississauga’s strong position on the innovation corridor and the attractiveness of our city to international companies. I’m delighted to welcome Printful to Mississauga’s growing and innovative business community!”
They are now looking to hire an operations manager to help launch and lead the new facility. All interested candidates are invited to apply through here.
Printful is one of the largest custom on-demand printing and warehousing companies in the world. It has fulfilled over 18 million items since its launch in 2013. Printful fulfills and ships products like clothing, accessories, and home & living items for online businesses. Printful currently employs 800+ people across six fulfillment centers in California, North Carolina, Spain, Latvia, and Mexico.