Sweetwater Opens Distro Center Outside Indiana in Phoenix, AZ – Digital Music News

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Sweetwater is opening its first distribution center outdoors of Indiana. The mannequin new achievement center is in Phoenix, Arizona, And will assist velocity up delivery occasions throughout America. 

The subsequent was created in collaboration with Sweetwater, An group DMN is proud to be partworknered with.

The 350,000-sq.-foot constructing will Carry out a achievement center for hundreds of merchandise and equipment purchased by Sweetwater. That options audio gear like microphones, audio system, mixers, and amplifiers to drums, guitars, and completely different orchestra devices. 

“The opening of this new achievement center is Ancompletely different method for us To current the distinctive expertise our buyers have come to know and love,” Sweetwater President & CEO John Hopkins informed Digital Music Information Regarding the new opening. “People who stay Inside the western An factor of the nation typinamey Want to attend a quantity of days For his or her orders To reach from our facility in Indiana. This will change that dramatinamey.”

“I’m honored to welcome Sweetwater to our thriving metropolis,” provides Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers. “Their funding will allow them to create A greater buyer expertise For his or her consumers And might convey Greater than 150 jobs to The world. They be a partwork of a rising Number Of worldwide and nationwide agencys who now name Glendale house.”

Sweetwater is now hiring to fill as many as 165 places, collectively with shift supervisors, pickers, packers, and machine operators, in August. They anticipate the new achievement center to be operational by October And In a place to ship these journey orders. 

Phil Rich, who oversees Sweetwater’s current chain, says the new achievement center means west coast buyers ought to see their Sweetwater packages arrive within a day or two. That’s a drastic distinction from The current wait occasions. “We’re integrating state-of-the-artwork know-how into this facility To Make constructive that gadgets are shipped shortly, effectively, and precisely,” Rich provides.

Sweetwater has seen An enhance in its on-line gross sales As a Outcome of the pandemic. The agency attributes this to its fantastic Customer assist. Again in 2003, Sweetwater was solely doing round $4 million in on-line gross sales. In 2021, the agency introduced it had surpassed $1.43 billion in gross sales and facilitated 4 million orders.

“Sweetwater is fortunate to be in an enterprise that was accelerated by [the pandemic],” says Mike Clem, Sweetwater’s Chief Progress Officer. “Many individuals picked up a musical instrument for The primary time, or re-ignited a curiosity, or invested in streaming and on-line performances. Now we are seeing these buyers return to improve their devices or buy extra equipment. Retention Is strong in [this] extreme-ardour class of ours.”