January 04, 2011 at 19:19 PM EST
Chegg Hires Former Netflix COO To Manage Massive Textbook Warehouse
Right about now, as college students across the country start to go back to school for the Spring semester, things are starting to pick up at Chegg's 600,000 square foot warehouse in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. The warehouse sits right next to the main UPS shipping hub and across from a Zappos warehouse. The textbook rental company sees its busiest times peak twice a year at the beginning of each college semester. Books from last semester come in around Christmas and new ones start going out by New Year's. "To me," says CEO Dan Rosensweig, "watching the ball drop is just inverting the rental tracker." The books that come in need to be inspected, sometimes repaired, and shipped out again for the next batch of student textbook renters. The warehouse has the capability to ship nearly 17,000 books an hour. "On our biggest day hundreds of thousands of books are processed," says Rosensweig.
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