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Amazon to Open Seventh California Fulfillment Center

Amazon will open a third fulfillment center in San Bernardino, its seventh in California after opening its first warehouse in the state in 2012. Amazon employees at the new 1.1 million-square-foot fulfillment center will pick, pack, and ship smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and toys.

Amazon currently employs more than 12,000 full-time hourly associates at its six existing California locations and plans to create more than 1,000 more full-time positions in the new San Bernardino facility.

Outside of San Bernardino, Amazon’s other Golden State fulfillment centers are located in Tracy, Patterson, Moreno Valley, Redlands and Rialto.

Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s Vice President of North American Operations, said in Wednesday’s announcement, “San Bernardino has proven to be an important part of Amazon’s growth in California, and we are proud to continue creating jobs and helping support the economy here in the Inland Empire.”

Amazon announced on Friday plans to open a new 800,000-plus square-foot fulfillment center near Kansas City, Kansas for large items such as big-screen televisions, sports equipment and kayaks.

The company operates well over 100 fulfillment centers globally, and also operates sortation centers as well. Last week we published reports that Amazon was refusing certain SKUs from sellers who use its Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA) service, a sign the company could be working to better manage capacity limits of its warehouses.

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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. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.