New York, NY and Portland, Oregon – February 3, 2014, Gilt, the innovative online shopping destination, today announced it is handling all fulfillment and distribution for The Clymb, the fastest growing online retailer of gear and adventure travel, through Gilt's state-of-the-art facility in Louisville, Kentucky. This marks the first time Gilt will be handling all distribution and fulfillment for another brand's e-commerce business.
Gilt uses advanced robotics and automated systems designed to quickly and accurately move tens of thousands of orders a day for The Clymb, which has effectively doubled The Clymb's inventory capacity and shaved up to seven days from product acquisition to delivery time, creating a greatly improved customer experience.
"Working with Gilt has enabled us to expand our business and improve customer service, all in an environmentally conscious way," states Cam Ferroni, Chief Operating Officer at The Clymb. "The technological and geographical advantages Gilt's facility offers has been a major windfall for our business."
"This partnership marks the first of its kind for Gilt and we are thrilled to be working with The Clymb to handle this aspect of its business," said Christopher Halkyard, Chief Supply Chain Officer & GM of Distribution Services, Gilt. "E-commerce fulfillment is a very complex operation and particularly so if you have a daily offering, like we do at Gilt. The complexities of Gilt's operations have led us to create a world-class distribution and fulfillment center and it now allows us to extend that knowledge and systems to other e-commerce brands."
In keeping with its commitment to increase the well being of the planet and its inhabitants, the move to Gilt's Louisville facility gives The Clymb a unique opportunity to mitigate its environmental impact. Gilt's on-demand technology replaces high-emission, constantly running conveyors throughout much of the facility and requires no lighting or HVAC, further reducing emissions. The use of high volume low speed (HVLS) fans for both heating and cooling reduces the strain of energy intensive traditional HVAC systems. The Clymb continues to offset 100 percent of its shipments to customers through the use of carbon-offset programs that benefit the environment and local communities.
Gilt, www.gilt.com, is an innovative online shopping destination offering its members special access to the most inspiring merchandise and experiences every day at insider prices. Gilt continually searches the world for the most coveted brands and products, including fashion for women, men, and children; home decor; and unique activities in select cities and destinations. We believe that every day is an opportunity to inspire and be inspired.
About The Clymb
For those who find their passion in the outdoors, The Clymb inspires human-powered adventure by delivering member-exclusive pricing on premium brands and experiences. With millions of members, The Clymb is the outdoor industry's fastest growing online retailer. Founded in 2009 in Portland, Oregon, by a seasoned team of outdoor and sport industry veterans, The Clymb was named one of Outside's Best Places to Work in 2012 and 2013. www.theclymb.com
Jennifer Miller | Gilt.com | [email protected] | 646.524.9102
Britt Hermanski | The Clymb | [email protected] | 801.232.0126