THE Amazon announced on Thursday (3) that it now has five distribution centers in Brazil: the newest one is in Cajamar (SP) and is the largest of all, with an area of over 100 thousand m². The warehouse will be used for TVs, electronics, toys, cleaning products, among others.
According to Amazon, the new distribution center (CD) will help “provide a fast and convenient delivery service to customers”. It offers free shipping on several products for those who pay for Amazon Prime; Brazil is the country with the fastest growth of this subscription since its launch.
Employees will assist in receiving, packing and shipping items of different types; the company offers around 30 million products in more than 30 categories for direct selling and marketplace. Alex Szapiro, Amazon’s Country Manager in Brazil, says in a statement that the CD takes measures to ensure “safety, social distance and hygiene”.
Amazon and Mercado Livre open warehouses in the Northeast
The COVID-19 pandemic served as a strong stimulus for the e-commerce sector in Brazil: Amazon had “extraordinary growth” in the country, according to Szapiro. Now it has four warehouses in Greater São Paulo, located in Cajamar and Barueri; they concentrate deliveries to the South, Southeast and Midwest.
There is also an Amazon distribution center in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, metropolitan region of Recife (PE), opened in December 2019 to focus on the North and Northeast regions. Mercado Livre, in turn, announced in July a new distribution center in Lauro de Freitas, Metropolitan Region of Salvador (BA); this will be your third warehouse.