Updated 8:22 am CDT, Wednesday, May 22, 2019 SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Inside Amazon's 855,000-square-foot warehouse on East McCarty Lane in San Marcos, man and machine work together daily to fulfill the millions of customer orders they're responsible for each year. The Austin American-Statesman reports beyond secured doors and metal detectors, employees assemble packages using ever-evolving machinery and sorting technology. Amazon has built itself into a $900 billion company, largely through this flagship service: fast delivery. Now, it's aiming to fulfill orders at an even speedier pace, saying earlier this month that it is investing $800 million to make one-day delivery possible for Amazon Prime members. Amazon's network of warehouses — including the one in San Marcos — will be responsible for achieving the objective. Groundwork to meet the ambitious goal already is being laid at the facility just 30 miles south of Austin. "Fulfillment is the core … [Read more...] about Amazon fulfillment site near Austin, Texas, busy with demand
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Bilal Qureshi, The Washington Post Published 10:54 am CDT, Thursday, April 4, 2019 Sobhita Dhulipala, left, as Tara Khanna and Arjun Mathur as Karan Mehra in Amazon Prime's "Made in Heaven." Sobhita Dhulipala, left, as Tara Khanna and Arjun Mathur as Karan Mehra in Amazon Prime's "Made in Heaven." Photo: Amazon Prime Video Photo: Amazon Prime Video Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Sobhita Dhulipala, left, as Tara Khanna and Arjun Mathur as Karan Mehra in Amazon Prime's "Made in Heaven." Sobhita Dhulipala, left, as Tara Khanna and Arjun Mathur as Karan Mehra in Amazon Prime's "Made in Heaven." Photo: Amazon Prime Video 'Made in Heaven' offers a groundbreaking look behind big fat Indian weddings 1 … [Read more...] about ‘Made in Heaven’ offers a groundbreaking look behind big fat Indian weddings
It looks like Amazon Studios is taking secrecy to a whole new level with the development of their highly anticipated Lord of the Rings series. There’s a lot of excitement for the show, which is being produced by New Line Cinema. The series is said to have a five season commitment and a billion dollar budget. There’s a lot riding on this show so it makes sense that they want to keep things under lock and key. Amazon Studios chief Jennifer Salke recently talked to the Hollywood Reporter about the show and said that they have scheduled a meeting with members of J.R.R. Tolkien’s estate in New York to “see some art, some creative work that they haven’t shown the world yet.” She went on to talk about the security they have for the writing team on the show, saying: “There’s a fantastic writers room working under lock and key. They’re already generating really exciting material. They’re down in Santa Monica. You have to go … [Read more...] about Amazon’s LORD OF THE RINGS Writers are Reportedly Working in a Locked Office with a Guard and Fingerprint Scanner
By Katie Wood Published 2:52 pm PST, Thursday, November 29, 2018 Now Playing: A look inside an Amazon fulfillment center in Tracy, Calif. on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. Media: Katie Wood/SFGATE The holiday shopping season is upon us and, like all the other hawkers of things, Amazon is revving up to make 2018 their biggest season yet. In 2017, the retail giant shipped 83 million items worldwide on Cyber Monday alone, an average of 961 items per second. MORE AMAZON: I wanted to hate San Francisco's new Amazon Go store. I loved it. This year, they were hoping to break that record. The company let local media into a number of their fulfillment centers across the U.S. Monday to see how it works behind the scenes. Take a look at the video above to see how the Amazon fulfillment center in Tracy (San Joaquin County) operates. At 1.2 million square feet and with more than 13 miles of conveyor belt, Tracy's fulfillment center could comfortably house 20 football … [Read more...] about Amazon averaged 961 packages per second last holiday season. Here’s a look at how they keep up.
In a warehouse the size of 28 football pitches located 26 miles from central London, Amazon workers are braced for their busiest day of the year and a blizzard of-ecommerce in the countdown to Christmas. The 2,500 "associates" and nearly 8,000 robots inside Amazon's colossal Tilbury warehouse, which opened last October, are the frontline troops working to find, sort, label, package and send the 5,000 items per minute that UK customers will order on Black Friday. If that conjures up frantic scenes, the reality is rather different. Aside from the whirring of flat, orange robots and slow trundle of conveyer belts, the warehouse is eerily silent. During the entire visit, only two people look up and... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register for free … [Read more...] about Inside Amazon’s master plan to steal the Christmas sales