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Behind the scenes of Amazon's Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales

Behind the scenes of Amazon's Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales
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It's that time of year again! Black Friday is around the corner and you know what that means - shopping season has begun!

As usual, the busiest places during this season will be the online shopping giant Amazon's sorting and fulfillment centers. These centers located worldwide are said to process more than a billion packages each year.

Here's a sneak peek of these facilities leading to the hustle and bustle of Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping fever.

Amazon Warehouse 2

According to its 2015 annual report, in North America alone, Amazon leases or owns about 71,655 square feet of warehouse space.

Although the company does not publish information about its fulfillment centers, research firm Piper Jaffray reports that they had 96 U.S. warehouses in 2015 and that number is expected to be bigger by now.

Amazon Warehouse 4

How many orders are expected to pass through these centers?

This will give you a pretty good idea - on Cyber Monday in 2015 alone, according to a news release, Amazon sellers received orders for over 23 million items. In fact, according to its annual report, one-third of Amazon's annual revenue is recorded during its fourth quarter.

Amazon warehouse 3

To cope with this seasonal shopping rush, Amazon announced last month that they were hiring 120,000 seasonal workers.

The positions are available in Amazon's fulfillment centers, sorting centers, and work-from-home customer service.


And Amazon is still hiring for the holiday rush!

Interested parties can visit these links for more information:

Amazon warehouse 5

So what are you waiting for? If you're looking for that perfect part-time job for that little bit of extra cash during this holiday season, Amazon may just have that waiting for you.

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Source: SF Gate
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