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Amazon opens regional Victorian site

Amazon Geelong site

Amazon Australia has announced the opening of its new logistics site in regional Victoria with it serving as a distribution point for Amazon packages.

The Geelong facility will enable the fast and seamless delivery of customer orders in-and-around the Geelong area while creating operational jobs and flexible work opportunities for local residents.

“We’re thrilled to be contributing to the Geelong local economy through the creation of jobs and flexible earning opportunities with our new logistics site and look forward to being an active member of the community,” says Amazon Australia Logistics Country Leader Tim Coventry.

“We’re also excited about what this means for local customers who will have an enhanced delivery experience, with delivery in as fast as one day with Amazon Prime. Especially, at a time when people are known to leave their shopping until the last minute. Building infrastructure closer to where our customers live enables us to deliver to them more efficiently.”

Opening in time for the festive season, the new Geelong hub will speed up deliveries to Geelong customers, enabling delivery in as fast as one day on Prime eligible items.

The site has the capacity to process up to 6000 packages daily and is part of the company’s investment in its Victorian operations network to enable a fast and reliable delivery experience.

“The opening of the Geelong site is very exciting for us; I jumped at the opportunity to help launch it,” says Site Lead Nigel Tauro.

“It’s a great community and team to be part of, and we are looking forward to delighting local customers through our delivery promises.”

Amazon logistics sites power the ‘last mile’ of the order process and help to improve the delivery experience for Amazon customers in the surrounding areas.

Packages are shipped to the Geelong site from Amazon fulfilment centres and are then picked up by Amazon Flex delivery partners to be delivered directly to customers.

The Geelong site is Amazon’s twelfth logistics site in Australia and joins its two Melbourne sites to support the Victorian region.

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