Amazon to open fulfillment center in Tampa area

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Company will also build delivery station north of city Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) said Wednesday that it will build a 600,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Temple Terrace, Florida, about 10 miles northeast of downtown Tampa. When it opens in 2021, the facility will be the e-tailer’s seventh in the state.

In addition, Amazon will build a delivery “station” in Lutz, Florida, about 10 miles north of Tampa, to facilitate deliveries for customers in Pasco County, where Lutz is situated. The station will also open sometime next year, Amazon said. The company’s U.S. network of 150 delivery stations provide the company’s Amazon Logistics unit with additional delivery capacity, it said.

The Temple Terrace fulfillment center will be designed for the fulfillment of orders for books, electronics, toys and small household goods, the Seattle-based company said. The project will create 750 full-time jobs, Amazon said.

Amazon operates 607 facilities in the U.S. and has an additional 242 on the drawing board, according to current estimates from consultancy MWPVL International, which tracks the changes to Amazon’s physical distribution network. Amazon operates eight different types of facilities, based on MWPVL’s analysis.