Amazon’s second distribution centre, located in Moorebank, South West Sydney, has opened its doors. The company’s distribution network – with centres in Melbourne and now Sydney – is set to provide customers with faster delivery and expanded product range and availability, the company said.
The new centre, located in Moorebank has a 43,000 square metre footprint, nearly double the size of the Melbourne DC.
The new distribution centre will provide opportunity for thousands of small and medium sized Australian businesses who sell on amazon.com.au and use the Distribution by Amazon program to more easily access customers across the country
“This is an exciting milestone for Amazon in Australia. The Sydney facility in Moorebank will help Amazon ensure that customers enjoy fast and reliable delivery across more areas of the country,” said Robert Bruce, Amazon director of operations. “The new Sydney centre builds on the capabilities of our first distribution centre in Dandenong South in Victoria, and expands our ability to service the growing customer demand.”
Amazon said the Sydney distribution centre will bring new jobs to the local economy and provide the thousands of small and medium sized Australian businesses who use Distribution By Amazon (FBA) on amazon.com.au with an opportunity to more easily access millions of customers across the country. Sellers using FBA will automatically have their products eligible for Prime, Amazon’s newly launched subscription service that provides customers with benefits such as free two-day business delivery, entertainment, and access to members-only deals events, such as Prime Day.
Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller said: “It is great to welcome the Amazon distribution centre now it has opened its doors in Moorebank. We have seen such a positive response from our local community since Amazon announced it was coming. We look forward to having good jobs for people close to where they live and working with Amazon as a partner in the local community. We expect the Sydney distribution centre will become a key logistics hub thanks to its strategic position in South West Sydney.”