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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 2508 - March 28, 2011 - ISSN 1539-5065    3 of 4

Amazon.com Builds Fulfillment Warehouses in Germany

By Ina Steiner
EcommerceBytes.com
March 28, 2011




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Goodman Group said it's busy building Amazon.com warehouses in Europe and has signed its second contract in four weeks to develop a logistics center for Amazon.com in Graben, south of Augsburg in Germany. Goodman Group has also begun construction on a 110,000 sqm Amazon center in Rheinberg, Germany. Goodman Group said the Graben warehouse is the sixth development project it is building on behalf of Amazon in Europe.

The Graben logistics center will comprise around 110,000 sqm of storage and office space. Construction is expected to commence shortly and delivery is planned to take place in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Armin Cossmann, Regional Director responsible for the German fulfillment centers, was quoted in a Goodman Group press release: "The branch in Graben will help Amazon deliver orders to customers quickly and reliably and will help to support our future growth requirements. The new logistics centre will process the product range offered by Amazon.de, covering media products, electronics, kitchenware, articles for the home and garden, products for babies and toys, shoes and handbags, clothing, health and beauty products, watches and jewellery, as well as sports items, musical instruments and automobile products."

Amazon.com is building a offer 1-million square foot fulfillment center in Scotland at Dunfermline, to be its biggest in the UK and expected to be operational by the end of the year. Amazon.com also has fulfillment centers in Marston Gate, Milton Keynes, Swansea in Wales, and Glenrothes and Gourock in Scotland.

About the author:

Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

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