Private shopping club Ozsale celebrates the end of a successful 2011 by opening a new distribution centre and is set to employ 240 more staff in 2012.
Although Harvey Norman is predicting job losses in the retail sector in the coming new year, private online shopping club Ozsale is going in the opposite direction expanding its local operation and expecting to employ more than 240 staff over the next 12 months.
The online retailer has given itself an early Christmas present in the form of a new 17,000 square metre warehouse and distribution centre (DC) in Sydney’s Smithfield, which it is set to open tomorrow.
“In the last 12 months, our membership has grown from over 800,000 to nearly two million in Australia with a further one million members in the APAC region. In the last six months alone, we have taken on more than 100 new staff here in Australia to ensure that we are able to service this growing customer base,” says Jamie Jackson, Chairman and Founder of Ozsale and the APAC Sale Group.
Headquartered in Brookvale, Ozsale’s Australian footprint has grown from four staff when the company launched in 2006 to more than 320 employees today.
“The last couple of years have seen strong growth for online retail but the sector has boomed in 2011 – online shopping has become mainstream – embraced by millions more Australians,” comments Jackson.
In addition to opening its new DC, Ozsale has been enjoying a seeming successful 2011, celebrating 4.3 million members to its site in August and also recently launching an iPhone application.