Amazon moves into Utah

Online giant Amazon is to set up its first ever fulfilment centre in Utah. The 855,000 square foot site is to be built in Salt Lake City.

“We are excited to continue growing our team with the first fulfilment centre in Utah,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s Vice President of North American operations.

“In Utah, there are already more than 30,000 authors, sellers, and developers growing their businesses and reaching new customers on Amazon products and services. This new facility will enable us to better serve customers and improve Prime membership benefits.”

While the online marketplace and logistics company has taken steps toward total world domination of the e-commerce market, there are still places for Amazon to go even at home it seems. Amazon seems to prefer high population density, urban centres as a first step, so Utah with its vast wildernesses and relatively rural economy is a gap that it has filled long after expanding into the likes of the UK and much of Europe…

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