Lazada Opens Logistics Hub in Cebu


MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Lazada, the Philippines’ leading online shopping and selling destination recently unveiled its new warehouse in Mandaue City, Cebu.

The 2,500 square meter warehouse serves as a logistics hub for receiving items from merchants in Cebu, as well as sorting and dispatching packages for customer delivery in Cebu, Iloilo, and Bacolod.

The facility also acts as a transshipment point for packages originating from Cebu merchants for delivery to the rest of the Philippines.

With the new hub, Lazada aims to improve deliver time to shoppers located in this area through its own fleet of trucks and motorbikes and a third party logistics provider.

The company currently employs 50 warehouse and delivery staff in Cebu and expects to create more jobs for Cebuanos in the coming year.

“We are very excited for our new investment in Cebu. With our new warehouse, Visayas-based merchants and customers will experience improved fulfillment and deliver times as well as additional services,” said Inanc Balci, co-founder and CEO of Lazada Philippines.

Lazada’s top brands and valued partners also expressed their support and excitement with the opening of the hub.

Currently, Lazada’s main fulfillment capacity is located in Muntinlupa, Metro Manil with 14 other existing hubs in key cities around the country.

Lazada plans to open another facility with fulfillment capacity in Mindanao within 2015 and another 10 new hubs are slated for opening in the next 12 months. –