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Welcome to Amazon Fulfilment
At Amazon, we’re able to innovate and delight customers thanks to our incredible workforce – the more than 250,000 full-time associates behind our global network of fulfilment centres. Amazon Fulfilment is where our employees, technology and innovation come together every day to delight customers.
Amazon Fulfilment
We call our warehouses fulfilment centres because the entire process is fulfilled from start to finish – inventory comes in from manufacturers and is shipped out directly to customers.


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Several orange robots are pictured in a Fulfillment Center as they help move products across the floor.
Our fulfilment centers
More than 250,000 full-time associates innovate every day across Amazon’s network. Fulfilment facilities run multiple shifts per day, and employees perform a number of roles - from leading teams to boxing up orders to ship directly to customers.
Working here
Our operations employees play a critical role in delighting customers. Everything we accomplish in serving customers is thanks to their dedication.
Local investment
For Amazon Fulfilment, it’s important to us to give back in areas that make real impact and support communities, job creation, education, and training the next generation of innovators for the jobs of the future.

Amazon Fulfilment has long been committed to investing in and giving back to the communities where our employees live and work. We’re proud of the impact of the contributions we’ve made to local communities, compensation to employees, and investment in our fulfilment centres.
I saw an opportunity to develop personally and be part of a team focused on a different kind of mission – delivering to our customers.
Julius Yu - Amazon Military Leaders Program
  • What is a fulfilment centre?
    We call our warehouses fulfilment centres because the entire process is fulfilled from start to finish – inventory comes in from manufacturers and is shipped out directly to customers.
  • How many fulfilment and sortation centres are there globally?
    Amazon has more than 175 fulfilment centres across the globe enabling us to offer fast shipping to our customers. We have more than 110 in North America and more than 40 fulfilment centres across Europe.
  • How many associates work in fulfilment centres?
    Amazon operations has more than 250,000 employees globally.
  • How big are fulfilment centres?
    Amazon’s fulfilment centres range in size from about 400,000 – 1,000,000 square feet.
  • How many inventory items are inside your fulfilment centres?
    We ship millions and millions of items from our fulfilment centres.
  • How many types of fulfilment centres are there?
    Amazon has multiple building types for flexibility within our network.
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