Amazon To Open Third Oz Warehouse In Perth
Retail giant Amazon will be opening its third Australian fulfilment centre in the Perth in a bid to better handle increasing demand and offer faster delivery options to customers across the state.
Expected to be operational by the end of the year, the new centre – to be set up in the Perth Airport Business Precinct – extends on Amazon’s Australian footprint, having previously already set up warehouses in both Melbourne and Sydney.
“This expansion represents the investment and development of our growth strategy in Australia, following a steady and progressive increase ion customer demand,” said Craig Fuller, director of operations at Amazon Australia.
“This new facility builds on the capabilities of our first two fulfilment centres in Melbourne and Sydney, allowing us to continue to fulfil our commitment to fast and reliable deliveries for customers across the country.”
“We strongly believe that this further investment will benefit both customers and the local economy and give Western Australian customers quicker delivery of high demand items.”
The new facility will open up access to all the delivery options already enjoyed by those on the East Coast – such as same-day delivery – for customers in WA.
Currently, Amazon only offers same-day delivery options to customers in select locations around Sydney and Melbourne, costing Prime members $9.99 or $12.99 for everyone else.
“We are excited that Amazon has chosen the City of Belmont as the location for their first fulfilment centre in WA,” said Cr Phil Marks, City of Belmont mayor.
“We look forward to Amazon’s contribution to local jobs close to where they live and working with Amazon as a partner is the local community.”
Since launching in the country in December 2017, Amazon has brought in several new services to the Australian retail market, including Fulfilment By Amazon, Prime and Amazon Launchpad.
The company opened its first fulfilment centre in Australia in Melbourne’s Dandenong South in December 2017. Followed by the second one in Sydney’s Moorebank in August 2018.