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Amazon to Build Seventh Fulfillment Center in Texas

Amazon will open its seventh fulfillment center in Texas, the company announced on Friday. The Houston location will join Amazon’s other fulfillment centers in the state, which are located in Coppell, Haslet, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Schertz; an upcoming facility in San Marcos is currently under construction.

Any national retailer would probably consider a network of 14 fulfillment centers around the country to be robust. But that’s the number of warehouses Amazon announced in the US this year alone.

MWPVL¬†puts the number of Amazon FCs and redistribution centers in the US at 78, and along with its existing fulfillment centers, not to mention sortation centers and university “pickup locations,” Amazon is getting its products very close to the customer.

Amazon said employees at the new 855,000-square-foot Houston fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and toys.

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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). She is a member of the Online News Association (Sep 2005 - present) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 - present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.