You know I routinely see flooring companies (both online and offline) claiming to have products “in stock” or “we have 200,000 feet in stock”, but too often they really don’t have much stock at all.
At iFLOOR we operate our own warehouses over 23 nationwide and we use manufacturers warehouses at times as well to drop ship certain orders. Our suppliers that we use and trust operate at a 93%-94% + fill rate which is consistent with our own warehouse performance as well.
I am not saying we are infallible – there are 6-7% of orders that face some kind of backorder. (that could be 1 day to several weeks; or longer depending on the situation).
I must also say rugs are the worst fill rate. There are so many rug sizes, colors, etc… that they have a mid 80% range for fill rate. We stock only about 500 rugs in stock – but we do ship them quickly when orders come in.
My point is that iFLOOR actually has warehouses and people dedicated to packing and shipping your order quickly and securely. Our largest facility in Washington state is about 60,000 square feet and is filled with flooring stock! Our next largest facility is in Dalton, Georgia and is around 30,000 square feet and filled to the rafters with products!
Additionally we have 20+ other locations with inventory around the country. In our own warehouses we have more than 20 million dollars worth of inventory TODAY. Through our 3rd party suppliers there is another 200+ million in ready to ship inventory. We have more stuff. We stock more stuff – and unlike the guys who just talk about it we in fact can walk into the warehouse and touch it. That is a difference between making the claim and backing it up.
So when you see people claiming to have 100,000 feet in stock, but you can’t actually see it or touch it – then beware that message may be more about slick marketing than accurate claims.
So for the record as of Today we have 6,400,000 square feet IN OUR WAREHOUSES!
Below are some photos that demonstrate we are real and when we say we got it – we got it.
*The quick video stars one of our warehouse gurus’ SCOTT! – Now imagine 100-200 of these each day being loaded.