Amazon is set to launch its first fulfilment centre in Ireland, as reported by The Irish Times (via Bloomberg).
650,000 sq ft unit
According to the report, Amazon is close to signing a deal to launch a 650,000 sq ft fulfilment centre in Baldonnell, west of Dublin. At the unit, Amazon staff will pick and package orders for customers. The retailer already operates delivery warehouse in Rathcoole for Amazon Prime members.
The majority of orders by Irish shoppers are fulfilled in the UK before being shipped to Ireland. Therefore, this deal will allow Amazon to avoid any delays or extra charges due to Brexit trading agreements through bypassing the UK.
Once the fulfilment centre is launched, we could see Amazon launching a dedicated website in Ireland.
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