11/07/2018 12h15

Mercado Livre triples size of distribution center in Louveira

Company invests in expanding the space and expects to hire more than 1.3 thousand professionals during all phases; project was supported by Investe São Paulo

Investe São Paulo

Mercado Livre, the leading company in the supply of technology to electronic commerce in Latin America, celebrates the results of operation Fulfillment, started in August 2017, and announces the expansion and modernization of its distribution center located in Louveira, in the countryside of the State of São Paulo. The objective is to make the logistics for the marketplace sellers faster and more efficient and, to this end, it increased the space of operations from 17 thousand square meters to 51 thousand square meters. During all phases of the project, the expectation is that more than 1.3 thousand new job vacancies will be created.

The Fulfillment is a service model that manages the storage, packing and delivery of the products of several sellers, from the distribution center (DC) of Louveira, in addition to post-sales and customer services. In the first semester of this year alone, the operation increased tenfold, both the number of sellers using the service and the volume of shipped products.

“We are constantly evolving to offer a service that gets better and better for people who buy and sell on the platform, and the investment to expand the distribution center is another step for us to increase the supply of Fulfillment and ensure a faster and more efficient delivery to our users. Furthermore, we were satisfied with the generation of job opportunities to the citizens of  Louveira and region,” adds Leandro Bassoi, director of Mercado Envios, the logistics unit of the company.

The project of modernization is supported by Investe São Paulo – Agência Paulista de Promoção de Investimentos e Competitividade – in the assistance with government bodies. “We are very glad to contribute to this innovating project. Mercado Livre is more than a reference in online sales, one of the fastest growing sectors in São Paulo,” explains the director of Investe, Sérgio Costa.

In the Administrative Region of Campinas, which Louveira is a part of, Investe São Paulo has already supported 80 projects, which amount to R$ 13 billion and 18 thousand new job vacancies, especially in the sectors of Manufacturing Industry, Automobiles and Machinery and Equipment.

About Mercado Livre

Founded in 1999, Mercado Livre is the leading company in the supply of technology to electronic commerce in Latin America and offers solutions so that people and companies can buy, sell, pay, announce, and ship products and services through the internet. To provide the best experience to buyers and sellers, the company has seven business areas: the Marketplace mercadolivre.com, Mercado Pago, Mercado Livre Classificados, Mercado Shops, Mercado Livre Publicidade, Mercado Envios and Mercado Backoffice (ERP system).mercadolivre.com is the largest and most complete marketplace of Latin America, with 234 million users and more than 10 million sellers including major brands. Each second, nine sales are made on the platform. The winner of the Shopping Website category in the “Folha Top of Mind Awards 2017,” Mercado Livre has *50 million unique users (*ComScore Networks), is one of the *50 websites with the most page views in the world, *eighth e-commerce website with the most accesses on the planet and the leading retail platform by unique visitors in each one of the 18 countries where it operates. In total, there are more than 154 million offers in real time, distributed over 2,800 product categories and sub-categories. More information: ideias.mercadolivre.com.br/sobre-mercado-livre