Amazon is opening its third Australian fulfilment centre in Perth, which will enable it to ship goods to customers on the west coast of Australia.
The facility – which is expected to be operational in late 2019 – is located in the Perth Airport Business Precinct and will enable faster delivery to customers across the state.
“We are excited to be establishing our next fulfilment centre in Perth. This expansion represents the investment and development of our growth strategy in Australia, following a steady and progressive increase in customer demand,” said Craig Fuller, Director Operations, Amazon Australia.
“This new facility builds on the capabilities of our first two fulfilment centres in Melbourne and Sydney, allowing us to continue to fulfil our commitment to fast and reliable deliveries for customers across the country. We strongly believe that this further investment will benefit both customers and the local economy and give Western Australian customers quicker delivery of high demand items.”
City of Belmont Mayor Cr Phil Marks said, “We are excited that Amazon has chosen the City of Belmont as the location for their first fulfilment centre in Western Australia. This is a win for our local economy. We look forward to Amazon’s contribution to local jobs close to where they live, and working with Amazon as a partner in the local community.”
The company opened its first fulfilment centre in Australia, located in Dandenong South, Melbourne in December 2017, followed by a second fulfilment centre, located in Moorebank, Sydney in August 2018.
Since it launched in Australia in December 2017, Amazon has introduced a number of new services, such as Fulfilment By Amazon, Prime, and in August 2019 Amazon Launchpad, a program that helps Aussie startups and entrepreneurs bring innovative products to local customers.