Amazon.com have announced plans to accelerate their logistic footprint with plans to open their 15th Pennsylvanian operations facility in Pittsburgh in a bid to outmanoeuvre the fast delivery competition.
The move will see Amazon planting another fulfilment centre in the US, moving a step closer to their objective of delivering items the same day consumers press a buy button on the marketplace. For FBA merchants, this means less delivery wait granted to their customers but still facing the limit of some states that can’t accommodate this service.
The fulfilment centre will be more than 1 million square feet, and Amazon employees will pick, pack and ship larger customer items, such as sports equipment, patio furniture, kayaks and larger home goods.
Amazon attributes the decision to choice Pennsylvania as an additional state for their logistic network to it being strategically positioned to “serve our incredible customers and provide a great selection and super-fast shipping speeds across the Northeast and Midwest regions of the US.”
Since 2010, the marketplace invested more than $8.5 billion (£7 billion) in the state through their local fulfilment centre and cloud infrastructure, research facilities, and compensation to thousands of employees.
Amazon aim to create more than 800 new full-time jobs, in addition to the 10,000 current employees across the state, who they say will “receive industry-leading pay and benefits starting on day one.”