Amazon opens new fulfillment centers across the U.S.
How Amazon's Logistics Network Sprawls Across the U.S.
As Amazon has grown from an online books dealer to a global e-commerce behemoth offering everything from dog food to dishwashers, the logistics behind its operations have become a real challenge. To handle the ever-growing volume of shipments and add new services such as Prime Now and Amazon Fresh, the company is constantly expanding its logistics network both in the U.S. and internationally.
In 2016 alone, Amazon opened 26 new fulfillment centers in the United States and shows no signs of slowing down in early 2017. In January, the company announced plans to open new facilities in Maryland, Texas, Florida and Colorado, with more certainly to come. By summer 2018, Amazon plans to create 100,000 additional jobs in the United States, most of them in logistics.
The chart below, based on data compiled by logistics consulting firm MWPVL, illustrates Amazon’s footprint across the country. With more than 20 fulfillment centers each, the company’s presence is particularly strong in California and Texas, with Illinois, Pennsylvania, Florida, Kentucky and its home-state Washington also hosting more than 10 of Amazon’s logistics facilities.
- U.S. logistics companies - based on net revenue 2017U.S. logistics companies - based on net revenue 2017
- Logistics companies worldwide - logistics revenue 2014Logistics companies worldwide - logistics revenue 2014
- Global net revenue of Amazon 2014-2016, by segmentGlobal net revenue of Amazon 2014-2016, by segment
- International pharmaceutical logistics distribution 2013-2016International pharmaceutical logistics distribution 2013-2016
- Revenue of top logistics energy services and equipment companies 2015-2017Revenue of top logistics energy services and equipment companies 2015-2017
- Brand value of the most valuable companies worldwide in 2017Brand value of the most valuable companies worldwide in 2017
- Revenue of global public internet companies 2014-2016Revenue of global public internet companies 2014-2016
- 2017 global list of top mining companies based on revenue2017 global list of top mining companies based on revenue
- Monthly unique visitors to U.S. retail websites 2017Monthly unique visitors to U.S. retail websites 2017
- Situations in which U.S. residents would use a virtual shop assistant 2017Situations in which U.S. residents would use a virtual shop assistant 2017
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