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Amazon Australia expands operations with Queensland fulfilment centre

The opening of its first fulfilment centre in Brisbane will enable faster deliveries in the state and is slated to open later this year.

Located at Goodman’s Port Industry Park in Lytton, Brisbane, the new facility will house more than half a million items from ranging from health, household and personal care products, to electronics, books, gardening equipment and pantry staples. A high proportion of the items will be products Queensland customers most commonly purchase from Amazon, offering shoppers accessibility and quicker delivery for these items. Local sellers will be able to send their products to the Brisbane fulfilment centre where Amazon will pick, pack and ship orders to customers, provide customer service support and manage returns on behalf of the seller.

“Brisbane is a key strategic location to meet customer demand in Queensland. We are committed to improving delivery promises for our customers as demand continues to grow, and building infrastructure closer to where our customers and third party sellers live enables us to do this, while reducing our environmental impact,” said Amazon Australia Director of Operations Craig Fuller.

“This significant investment will benefit Queensland customers and small to medium size businesses, as well as create around 200 job opportunities to support the local economy. We’re proud to have played a unique role in supporting Australians during this unprecedented time, helping our customers to get the goods they need for their families without leaving their homes. Opening our Brisbane fulfilment centre will build on our capability to support Queenslanders, whilst providing job opportunities for local workers in a safe work environment, along with competitive pay. Furthermore, we are dedicated to enriching and giving back to the communities in which we operate and we look forward to working with the Council, surrounding schools and local community groups to create impactful community programs,” he said.

The fulfilment centre in Brisbane adds to the existing sites at Dandenong South in Melbourne, Moorebank in Sydney, and Perth Airport Precinct.

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