With more time spent at home in response to COVID-19, consumers are increasingly shopping online, driving digital revenue growth for retailers. Within the home furnishings industry, digital revenue grew by 51% in Q1, according to Salesforce data.
“Disruption in the supply chain – like the global pandemic we’re currently experiencing – opens the door for innovation,” said Aisha Eccleston, Director, National Container Accounts. “As BCOs (beneficial cargo owners) evaluate the various tiers of their supply chain infrastructure to mitigate future risk, we can help them put JAXPORT’s network of partners to work to create cost savings and greater efficiencies.”
JAXPORT provides fast access to the growing Florida population, a key market for e-commerce retailers. In addition, e-commerce operations of all sizes benefit from Jacksonville’s final mile delivery partners, including sort centers from UPS, FedEx, USPS, and Amazon.
Northeast Florida features available land and boasts more than 138 million square feet of warehousing and distribution space, including the largest industrial park in the Southeast. Retailers can also benefit from the port’s Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) No. 64 which allows shippers to delay paying Customs duties until the cargo leaves the FTZ.