The Best State For Your Products

As your e-commerce business expands, you must decide which state to use for storing and distributing your products.

For centrally located warehousing:

  • Midwest states: Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee
  • Texas: Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston are major logistics hubs with excellent access to air and ground transportation.
  • Georgia: Atlanta is another major logistics hub with a thriving e-commerce ecosystem.

For West Coast warehousing:

  • California: Los Angeles and San Francisco are major ports and have access to several international shipping routes.
  • Nevada: Las Vegas is a growing e-commerce hub with lower operating costs than California.

For East Coast warehousing:

  • Pennsylvania: Philadelphia is a major port and has a good network of transportation providers.
  • New Jersey: Close proximity to New York City and major airports makes it a convenient location for nationwide distribution.
  • North Carolina: The Research Triangle is a growing tech hub with a strong e-commerce presence.

For international distribution:

  • States with major international airports: Chicago (ORD), Atlanta (ATL), Miami (MIA), Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK, EWR)
  • States with major seaports: Los Angeles, Long Beach, New York/New Jersey, Savannah, Houston

Additional factors to consider:

  • Tax rates: Some states have more favorable tax policies for businesses, which can impact your bottom line.
  • Labor costs: Labor costs can vary significantly across different states.
  • Infrastructure: Make sure the state you choose has the infrastructure (roads, bridges, airports) to support your logistics needs.