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Welcome to Amazon Fulfillment
At Amazon, we’re able to innovate and delight customers thanks to our incredible workforce—the more than 250,000 full-time associates behind our global network of fulfillment centers. Amazon Fulfillment is where our employees, technology and innovation come together every day to deliver for our customers.
Amazon Fulfillment
We call our warehouses "fulfillment centers" because the entire process is fulfilled from start to finish—inventory comes in from manufacturers and is shipped out directly to customers.


Why Amazon warehouses are called fulfillment centers

What's in a name? Learn answers to common questions about these unique facilities.


Amazon Robotics: What robots do (and don't do) at Amazon fulfillment centers

An inside look reveals how robots not only help optimize the supply chain and improve the customer experience but also benefit the humans working alongside them.
Nothing’s more important to us than the health and safety of our employees and guests, and we’ve made the decision to pause public fulfillment center tours as we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation in communities around the world. If you’re a member of the press who would like to visit one of our buildings for your reporting, please reach out to amazon-pr@amazon.com with your request and we’ll work with you to arrange a visit. We look forward to re-opening the public program once there’s more clarity on the global health situation, and thank you for your understanding.
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Our fulfillment centers
Across the globe, Amazon has more than 175 operating fulfillment centers and more than 150 million square feet of space where associates pick, pack, and ship Amazon.com customer orders to the tune of millions of items per year. Specifically, in North America we currently have more than 110 operational facilities with a variety of employment opportunities.
Community impact
At Amazon, it’s important to us to give back in areas that make real impact and support communities, job creation, education, and training the next generation of innovators for the jobs of the future.
Working here
Our operations employees play a critical role in delighting customers. Everything we accomplish in serving customers is thanks to their dedication.
The people who work here
Let’s face it, our fulfillment centers would be nothing without the people who work hard every day to ensure they’re running safely and efficiently. Whether we’re gearing up for Prime Day, packing gifts during peak or engaging with local communities, our associates have proven time and again they’re the backbone of this company. We’re proud to celebrate our associates and everything they do to continue to make our fulfillment centers great places to work.
Military hiring
Amazon values the leadership and problem-solving abilities that veterans bring to our fulfillment centers. A career change from the military to a civilian role at Amazon is a natural transition due to the robust programs that Amazon offers to help employees succeed.
I saw an opportunity to develop personally and be part of a team focused on a different kind of mission – delivering to our customers.
Julius Yu - Amazon Military Leaders Program
  • What is a fulfillment center?
    We call our warehouses fulfillment centers because the entire process is fulfilled from start to finish – inventory comes in from manufacturers and is shipped out directly to customers.
  • How many fulfillment and sortation centers are there globally?
    Amazon has more than 175 fulfillment centers across the globe enabling us to offer fast shipping to our customers. We have more than 110 in North America and more than 40 fulfillment centers across Europe.
  • How many associates work in fulfillment centers?
    Amazon operations has more than 250,000 employees globally.
  • How big are fulfillment centers?
    Amazon’s fulfillment centers range in size from about 400,000 – 1,000,000 square feet.
  • How many inventory items are inside your fulfillment centers?
    We ship millions and millions of items from our fulfillment centers.
  • How many types of fulfillment centers are there?
    Amazon has multiple building types for flexibility within our network.
  • How many employees work at each fulfillment center?
    It varies by location.
  • How do Amazon sortation centers work?
    At sort centers, customer orders are sorted by final destination and consolidated onto trucks for faster delivery. In a single day, a typical Amazon sort center will sort tens of thousands of customer packages.
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