Established in 2001, Newegg has quickly become a household name among AnandTech readers. They originally won the hearts of many readers by offering extremely competitive prices and keeping customer service a top priority. Since their humble beginnings the company has grown tremendously, with net sales in 2005 of approximately $1.3 billion, a 30% increase over the prior year. Newegg currently stocks over 60,000 different products and ships up to 25,000 orders per day, 98% of them within 24 hours.

On a recent trip to Los Angeles we were given the opportunity to take a tour of one of Newegg's warehouses. While we've been able to tour Newegg's facilities in the past, this time they let us publish pictures and take you on a virtual tour of their facilities - effectively letting us follow the path of an order after it is placed online. Newegg sweetened the deal even more by working with us to give away some of their product to you all, but more on that later.


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Newegg is trying to target 2 day turnaround for all shipments, regardless of shipping method, thanks to strategic placement of their warehouses all over the country. The warehouse we toured is a medium sized generation 2 model at 180,000 square feet, Newegg’s latest warehouse is a third generation model at 300,000 square feet in Tennessee designed to service the east coast.


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What you see in the picture above is a glimpse at where the action takes place in Newegg's 180,000 square foot facility, this article will give you a brief look inside Newegg and how your orders get from their website to the shipping truck so very quickly.

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  • jamesbond007 - Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - link

    Thanks Anand and NewEgg for the great pics and tour! As a long-time NewEgg customer, it was very intriguing to read the article and gaze at the pictures because I've always wondered how a place like that worked. =)

    Cheers!
    ~Travis W.
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  • flexy - Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - link

    this looks sooooooooooooooo much like my f****g work - except that the items at newegg are approx. 10000000 times more interesting than what we deal with every day ;)
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  • bbomb - Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - link

    I worked on an aembly line putting together boxes for vent hoods to go in. That was the longest fucking week of my life. I wonder why the vent hood people didnt have the box-putter-together machine.
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  • PandaBear - Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - link

    The last company I worked for used to be part of Mitsubishi, and you would be surprised how much cheaper our shipping was compare to you going to Kinko's yourself, it was almost 1/2 off.

    I would imagine Newegg got a deal with UPS that makes it much cheaper than FedEx Ground.
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  • Reflex - Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - link

    Been a customer of theirs for years, pretty much since Egghead went under(remember them?). Service has always been great and they are the first place I reccomend to techs and resellers. Sure beats the old days of having to have a tax ID and account with a distributer. Reply
  • Powermoloch - Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - link

    Thanks for the article Anand...really appreciate it. I didn't expect the warehouse to look like that ! Reply
  • cw42 - Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - link

    pics coulda been better, but AWESOME ARTICLE.

    Thanks newegg.
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  • bob661 - Wednesday, February 15, 2006 - link

    Pics looked good to me. Reply
  • StevenYoo - Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - link

    nice read.

    man, part of me really wants to win that CPU!

    but the other part of me doesn't so I don't have to buy a new mobo, etc.
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  • NeonAura - Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - link

    Contest for AMD X2s.. excellent :)
    And, there shouldn't be many entries outside of Anandtech, because the contest entry isn't open for a long time and because the link's broken. Noobs won't get it :)
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