SAN FRANCISCO – Art.com Inc., a leading authority in wall décor and the world’s largest online retailer of posters, prints and framed art, today announced that the company will move its West Coast framing operations headquarters from Oakland, CA, to an expanded, 48,000 square-foot facility in Hayward, CA. The move south will enable Art.com Inc. to significantly increase its production capacity, better service customers’ custom-framing and mounting needs and enhance conditions for employees.
“With the continued rapid growth that Art.com Inc. has experienced in the past several years, this is a natural progression for us,” said Geoffroy Martin, chief operating officer, Art.com Inc. “Our framing services have become so popular with our customers that we needed to expand our production facility in order to continue to provide them with the exemplary service they expect.”
Art.com Inc. is committed to handcrafting the highest-quality framed products and its custom framers are certified craftsmen with many years of experience. All 51 employees at the Oakland location will continue their employment with Art.com Inc. and will benefit from the enhanced facility, including more convenient parking and upgraded break rooms. The larger space will also allow the company to continue to hire locally in order to keep pace with increasing customer demand.
“All Art.com Inc. services will be available during the move,” said Martin. “There will be no interruption of service, and our customers will be unaffected by the logistics of our expansion. We always guarantee that Art.com Inc. offers high quality wall décor products with the lowest custom-framing prices, and this will not change as a result of our move.”
In addition to its West Coast operations, Art.com Inc. has framing facilities in Ohio and Europe. Art.com Inc. expects the new West Coast facility in Hayward to be fully functional by September 2008.
About Art.com Inc.
Art.com Inc. is a leading authority in wall décor and the world’s largest online retailer of posters, prints, and framed art. Since 1998, Art.com Inc. has sold high-quality wall décor online to more than eight million customers – including home decorators, businesses, art collectors, and art lovers – in over 200 countries worldwide. The privately-held company is headquartered in Emeryville, CA, with facilities around the world. Its décor experts are always on top of the latest wall décor and decorating trends, and make them accessible to the everyday consumer by creating exclusive unique wall décor pieces that can’t be found anywhere else. For more information, visit www.art.com and www.AllPosters.com. “art.com” and “AllPosters” are trademarks of Art.com Inc.