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Amazon to Open New Fulfillment Center in Georgia

Amazon will expand its presence in the state of Georgia with a new fulfillment center in Braselton, it announced on Wednesday. Amazon employees at the new 600,000 square-foot fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship large items for customers like household decor items, sporting equipment and gardening tools.

The opening will provide for 500 new full-time jobs – Amazon currently has more than 1,500 full-time employees at its existing facilities in Georgia.

According to MWPLV.com, Amazon operates a 500,000+ SF Fulfillment Center in Union City for Amazon Pantry (ATL7), and it operates a 700,000+ SF Fulfillment Center in Lithia Springs (ATL8), both of which opened last year. MWPLV says the new facility will operate with the code ATL9.

TechCrunch also noted that Amazon expanded its grocery delivery service called Amazon Fresh in Boston on Wednesday. “Customers can use the service to shop for fresh groceries online, like dairy, meat and fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as prepared meals, health and beauty products, pet supplies, baby products, and other household goods.”

The tech publication said it can get confusing keeping track of Amazon’s grocery options: “The company also offers a Prime Pantry service for packaged goods, and it partners with some local grocery stores to offer a more limited selection of perishables with its Prime Now service, available in a number of major metros across the U.S.”

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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.