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.