We’ve been investing in Poland since 2012, with our operations scaling up every year. Here are ten key facts about how Amazon’s presence in Poland has impacted the country and its economy.

1. PLN 20 billion (€4.5 billion) on development

Since our first investment in Poland, namely the acquisition of the Gdańsk-based startup IVONA Software in 2012, we’ve committed more than PLN 20 billion to development, or nearly PLN 5.5 million (€1.2 million) a day every day for ten years. This is based on calculations by Keystone, an independent consulting firm that compiled a report on the subject for us.

2. PLN 24 billion (€5.5 billion) added to Polish GDP

Amazon’s investments have added PLN 24 billion to Poland’s gross domestic product (GDP), significantly contributing to the country's economic development, an increase in income, as well as social, infrastructural, and health projects, which in turn have helped improve living conditions in the country.

3. More than 70,000 direct and indirect jobs

In 2022, our investments in Poland resulted in over 70,000 new direct and indirect jobs. These include roles not only in our fulfilment centres, corporate offices, or Amazon Development Centres, but also across the entire supply chain and SMEs that sell through our store, effectively reaching hundreds of millions of customers worldwide.

More than 70,000 direct and indirect jobs

4. Ten fulfilment centres and three Amazon Development Centres Poland (ADCP)

Those achievements wouldn’t have been possible without a modern infrastructure of fulfilment centres, offices, and research facilities. That said, what matters the most is the people who work in them. It is thanks to them that Amazon’s operations continue to grow, benefitting the national economy and local communities.

5. More than PLN 15 billion (€342 million) in wages

According to Keystone estimates, our investments in Poland in 2012–2022 generated a total of over PLN 15 billion in wages. These funds went to local communities and entrepreneurs who operate in retail and services countrywide.

6. 700 completely new job categories

The World Economic Forum predicts that one in two employees will have to reskill by 2025 to meet the new requirements of the labour market. As found by the report “Reskilling Through the Eyes of Poles”[1], Poles are ready for the change, with 56% reporting the desire to reskill and considering a career change in the future, especially in IT. In our fulfilment centres, technological development and the robotisation of logistics processes gave rise to 700 completely new job categories.

700 completely new job categories

7. Investment in education

To meet our employees’ need for new skills, we continue to support their growth at Amazon. Anyone employed at our company who has a vision of their own and wants to realise their professional aspirations can undergo training with our Career Choice programme, as 500 people in Poland have already done.

We also support ICT education from an early age. As part of the Amazon STEM Kindloteka network in Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia, we help children explore the rules of the digital world for them to become “Talented Explorers” and take part in Polish-Ukrainian webinars, which help students and teachers develop the skills of the future. As part of our AWS GetIT competition, Polish and Ukrainian students can see the power of technology for themselves by designing ideas for apps to solve selected social issues. We also foster a passion for technology among girls through the Girls Do Engineering programme.

8. Three out of four sellers grow beyond Poland

Hand in hand with technological advances, SMEs are increasingly looking for opportunities to optimise their businesses and boost profits. As a result, more than 75% of Polish entrepreneurs selling in our store have decided to launch international sales within the European Union.

9. PLN 4.4 billion (over €1 billion) in export sales

In 2022 alone, the export sales generated by SMEs through our store reached PLN 4.4 billion, equivalent to the amount Poland wants to invest to upgrade, renovate and adapt railway stations to meet current requirements nationwide.

10. 400m products on Amazon.pl

For the two years since Amazon.pl launched in 2021, we’ve been constantly expanding our range, which already spans more than 400 million products. But there is more – our customers can also enjoy special offers during Prime Day and Black Friday Week. An Amazon Prime membership gives customers access to unlimited, free, and fast delivery from Amazon.pl with no minimum spend to their doorstep, a pick-up point, or an automated parcel machine, including on weekends.

After a decade of investing in Poland, we believe that our investments have a positive impact beyond the macro-scale of the Polish economy. We support and have become an integral part of local communities, and every job tells a story of someone who wanted to pursue their ambitions within our company.

[1] “Reskilling Through the Eyes of Poles”, Future Collars, 2023