As we heard in the company’s most recent earnings call, e-commerce giant Amazon is planning to open at least nine fulfillment centers to meet growing demand in sales across the globe. Today, the company is announcing an expanded center in Phoenix, Arizona and brand new center in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Amazon’s fulfillment centers enables the company and third-party merchants to store inventory and fulfill orders. Amazon currently has over 50 fulfillment centers across the globe.
In Arizona, Amazon plans to add a 400,000-square-foot expansion to its fulfillment center in Phoenix. Once complete, the facility will be more than 1 million square feet in size, making it one of the larger Amazon fulfillment centers in North America. Additionally,Amazon operates two additional fulfillment centers in the Phoenix metro area.
Amazon also plans to open an approximately 900,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Indianapolis, Indiana and will create several hundred full-time jobs and hundreds of seasonal jobs at the facility. Amazon currently operates two fulfillment centers in Whitestown and Plainfield, Indiana.
Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN), is a leading global Internet company and one of the most trafficked Internet retail destinations worldwide. Amazon is one of the first companies to sell products deep into the long tail by housing them in numerous warehouses and distributing products from many partner companies. Amazon directly sells or acts as a platform for the sale of a broad range of products. These include books, music, videos, consumer electronics, clothing and household products. The majority of Amazon’s...