Amazon Australia has officially opened its $70 million fulfilment centre (FC) in Jandakot, Perth with the site expanding its storage capacity in Western Australia (WA) by 500 per cent.
The facility will grow production selection and improve delivery outcomes for WA customers by increasing the proportion of items that can be shipped directly from Perth to local residents.
“We’re thrilled to open our new purpose-built fulfilment centre in Perth, investing further in the state to grow our footprint and provide quality job opportunities,” says Amazon Australia Country Manager Janet Menzies.
“Since we launched amazon.com.au, we’ve been committed to offering customers great value, wide selection and fast delivery, and this new fulfilment centre helps us deliver even more this promise for customers in Western Australia.”
The state-of-the-art site located in the Jandakot Airport Commercial Precinct is more than double the size of the company’s previous Perth Airport FC, which it has replaced, and offers a diverse range of job opportunities in an industry-leading workplace.
The site is home to more than 225 jobs, including 125 roles filled by existing team members who transferred from the previous site and more than 100 new local jobs for the local area.
“Many Perth Prime members have already experienced next-day delivery on Amazon order, and our investment in this site will increase the selection of items that can be shipped directly to local customers more quickly,” adds Janet.
Spanning more than 20,000 sqm – around the same size as the WACA Ground – the FC has capacity to house more than three million items sold on the amazon.com.au store, including small-to-medium items like health, household and personal care products, consumer electronics, clothing and pantry food and drink staples, and larger items like flat screen TVs, cartons of soft drink and nappies and gardening equipment.
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