October 28, 2011
Ecommerce Giant Amazon, on Thursday announced that they would be opening their latest order-fulfillment center in Kunshan, China.
Amazon.com Inc, the world’s largest ecommerce company by market share, onThursday announced the opening of its latest order-fulfillment center in Kunshan, Jiangsuprovince.
The company expects to double the total area of its fulfillment centers in China next year tocompete with its domestic rivals in the world’s largest Internet market.
The new center, the largest in the country and situated near Shanghai, occupies a space ofmore than 120,000 square meters, making it the company’s largest fulfillment center outside the United States
“We will consider opening more fulfillment centers in China next year, while also expanding ourcurrent ones,” said Marc Onetto, senior vice-president at Amazon Worldwide Operations.
According to Onetto, Amazon hopes to provide Chinese customers with even faster deliverytimes than those seen in the US, because of the intense competition from Chinese e-commercewebsites such as Taobao.com and 360buy.com.
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