Amsterdam, July 14, 2021. Amazon announced the launch of its first delivery station in the Netherlands, in Rozenburg. The site will add more speed and flexibility to Amazon’s delivery network and ultimately be closer to customers to reduce the time and distance required to serve them with the products they need, where they need it.
“We are excited to launch our first delivery station in the Netherlands,” said Roeland Donker, Country Manager, Amazon Netherlands. “Since launching Amazon.nl in 2020, we have been encouraged by the positive response from our Dutch customers. As our business grows, we must continue to invest in our business, especially in our logistics network here in the Netherlands. With the introduction of this new delivery station, we will provide a more efficient delivery experience for customers.”
The 8,500 square meter building launched on July 14, 2021, serves customers based in the Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Haarlem area. Delivery stations power the last mile of Amazon’s order process and help speed up deliveries for customers. Parcels are shipped to a delivery station from existing European Amazon fulfillment and sortation centers, are loaded into delivery vehicles and delivered to customers.
Amazon’s delivery service partners will also fulfill customers’ needs with the introduction of 40 electric delivery vehicles in the third quarter of 2021. In addition, the delivery station will be equipped with 50 charging stations. All of Amazon’s new delivery stations throughout the world, including Rozenburg, are designed to meet the needs of electric delivery vehicles. Ranging from the physical layout, to the electrical design, the delivery stations have been designed to ensure that they offer flexibility and scale, as Amazon moves closer towards putting 10,000 electric delivery vehicles on the road worldwide in 2022.
The delivery station will initially create more than 100 full and part-time jobs, in addition to the hundreds of opportunities for drivers at Amazon’s Delivery Service Partners. For more information about open positions, visit www.amazon.com/apply.
Amazon is also offering entrepreneurs the opportunity to build their own businesses delivering Amazon parcels to customers. Amazon will take a hands-on approach to help them launch their delivery businesses, including providing access to sophisticated delivery technology; discounts on a suite of assets and services; training on tools, processes, and driver performance; and delivery volume direct from Amazon.
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