Our fulfillment network is made up of state-of-the-art technology and a variety of building types and sizes to support customer fulfillment.
- Sortable: Sortable fulfillment centers, around 800,000 square feet in size, can employ more than 1,500 full-time associates. In these buildings, Amazon associates pick, pack, and ship customer orders such as books, toys, and housewares. Thanks to the innovations of Amazon Robotics, associates often work alongside robots, allowing them to learn new skills and helping create a more efficient process to meet customer demand.
- Non-sortable: Ranging in size from 600,00 to one million square feet, non-sortable fulfillment centers employ more than 1,000 full-time associates. In these centers, associates pick, pack, and ship bulky or larger-sized customer items such as patio furniture, outdoor equipment, or rugs.
- Sortation centers: At sort centers, associates sort customer orders by final destination and consolidate them onto trucks for faster delivery. Amazon’s sort center network provides full- and part-time career opportunities and is powering our ability to provide customers with everyday delivery, including Sunday delivery, which customers love.
- Receive centers: Amazon’s receive centers support customer fulfillment by taking in large orders of the types of inventory that we expect to quickly sell quickly and allocating it to fulfillment centers within the network. Full-and part-time roles are available in these buildings, which are about 600,000 square feet in size.
- Specialty: Amazon’s fulfillment network is also supported by additional types of buildings that handle specific categories of items or are pressed into service at peak times of the year such as the holiday season. Many of these buildings feature part-time opportunities with the option to convert to full-time.
- Delivery stations: In these buildings, customer orders are prepared for last-mile delivery to customers. Amazon delivery providers enable our fast, everyday shipping.
Why do we have all of these different buildings? We see the continued demand from customers for low prices and great selection, and we build capacity to support that demand. Our logistics network is agile, over 110-buildings strong, and supports more than 250,000 employees making $15 an hour or more, with full health benefits, generous parental leave, career training, and retirement savings opportunities. We’re proud of the strong workforce and leaders who make it possible to continue innovating and meeting the high expectations of customers.