Inside Logistics

US warehouse for Canadian shoppers

Exel and Borderfree open DC


October 31, 2013
by MM&D staff

Romulus, Michigan—A new warehouse has been built in the US, specifically to serve Canadian customers.

The 20,000sqf DC is in Romulus, Michigan, approximately 50km away from the Canada-US border. It was constructed on behalf of two companies: Exel, a Deutsche Post DHL supply chain management division based in Westerville, Ohio, and Borderfree, a New York, New York-based company that manages logistics and e-commerce operations for manufacturers and retailers.

The facility will be used as a clearing house to process international parcels destined for Canadian customers. Primarily, these are expected to be e-commerce shipments from large US retailers.

“Leading retailers in the US rely on Borderfree to help them break down the barriers to selling internationally; one of the keys to success is ensuring that packages are delivered seamlessly to customers no matter where in the world they are located,” said Michael DeSimone, CEO of Borderfree. “Exel has been an excellent partner in helping us launch and implement our global shipping platform at our hubs in Lockbourne and Romulus and we’re excited to work with them to strengthen our capabilities.”

According to the company, Borderfree has a client list that includes Macy’s, Party City, Saks Fifth Avenue and Sephora.

“As a company with more than 500 sites throughout the US, Canada, and Latin America, Exel has the cross-border expertise to provide Borderfree with fast and reliable e-commerce distribution services that will help them reach their customers globally,” said Daryl Knight, Vice President of Customer Development at Exel.