In order to meet growing customer demand in Australia, Amazon has announced a 43,000sqm fulfilment centre in Moorebank, south-west Sydney.
The new Sydney fulfilment centre, along with the existing building in Dandenong South, Melbourne, will allow Amazon to handle current and future customer demand and speed up delivery to customers across the country. The site is planned to start operations in the second half of 2018.
“We are thrilled to be establishing our next fulfilment centre in Sydney and working with incredible people in the community around Moorebank,” Amazon Australia Operations Director Robert Bruce said.
“Sydney represents another important development for our growth strategy in Australia, following a steady and progressive increase in customer demand.
“This investment will benefit both customers and the local economy by generating new jobs and providing small and medium-sized Australian businesses who sell on amazon.com.au and use our Fulfilment by Amazon program, with an opportunity to more easily access millions of customers across the country.”
Amazon launched in Australia late last year offering customers tens of millions of items from 23 different categories, including consumer electronics, books, sporting goods, fashion and Amazon devices. Since then Amazon has continued to bring new products and services with the release of Alexa and Amazon Echo, Amazon Music Unlimited as well as Fulfilment by Amazon – where Australian sellers can utilise Amazon logistics to pick, pack and ship their goods directly from Amazon’s fulfilment centre. Amazon has also announced Amazon Prime will be coming to Australian customers in mid-2018.