|Thu Aug 13 2015 16:35:18|
See Your Packages Move at an Amazon Fulfillment Center
By: Ina Steiner
Sellers who use Amazon FBA to store and fulfill their items can get a peek at how Amazon moves items through a warehouse to be packed, labeled and put on a semi-trailer truck thanks to the Dallas Morning News
The newspaper has photos and a video of an Amazon.com fulfillment center in Coppell, Texas taken on August 12, 2015. The video, shot by newspaper staff and featuring Amazon spokeswoman Ashley Robinson narrating, shows robots and workers hustling in the 1 million square foot fulfillment center that employs 900 fulltime hourly workers. (The shot of a worker arranging boxes in a truck as they come off a conveyor belt is fascinating.)
It's likely that a large percentage of the packages shown in the video contain items sold by third-party sellers - Amazon revealed last month that 45% of the units sold in the second quarter were from 3P merchants.
If you use Amazon FBA and were wondering where your packages hang out, take a look! There's also a second video of raw footage - if you sent a Kool Max 40 Quart Wheeled Cooler Bluetooth PA System and Charging Station to DFW6, that may be your item being carried around the warehouse by a robot.