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Amazon ramps up operations ahead of peak season

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The e-commerce company has raised its fulfilment storage capacity by 60 per cent, increasing storage space for Australian sellers.

Over the last few months, Amazon has bolstered its infrastructure with a new fulfilment centre and logistics sites, while creating over 1000 permanent roles across the country.

A second Melbourne fulfilment centre – opened in August – increased Amazon’s storage capacity by 60 per cent and increasing the available storage space available for the small and medium size Australian businesses.

The company now has over 3.86 million cubic feet of storage space and the addition of the new site has doubled Amazon’s capacity for larger items, ranging from cases of soft drink and beer, air fryers to electronics like computer monitors and sound bars.

To provide additional support over the holiday season, Amazon recently announced plans to onboard around 1000 seasonal workers across its network around the country.

Craig Fuller, Amazon Australia’s Director of Operations says the continued investments in infrastructure across our fulfilment and delivery network enables us to support our Australian customers more effectively during the festive season, and beyond.

“We are currently well placed to meet customer demand during the holiday season and are expanding our workforce and delivery network to help us fulfil customer orders during that time,” he says.

The company has also strengthened its delivery network in Australia with the launch of Amazon Logistics sites and its last mile delivery service Amazon Flex in three new cities: Newcastle, the Gold Coast and Adelaide. With 14 Amazon Logistics sites around Australia.

We remain committed towards investing in Australia and enabling our sellers to reach customers, while creating local jobs,” Craig says. “As always, we encourage customers to shop early and take advantage of great offers over Black Friday /Cyber Monday and we will have plenty of gifting options available for the holidays as we work hard to provide customers with a seamless, fast and reliable experience.”

Amazon.com.au launched in Australia in December 2017 and now operates five fulfilment centres and 14 logistics sites around the country. It offers customers 125 million products across 31 different categories on amazon.com.au, including Amazon devices.

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