“We are making a significant investment in Victoria. It really says that Australia is a very important market for Amazon and we’re really buoyed by the consumer reaction to our offer,” Ms Menzies told The Australian.
“That helps speed (up) order processing time,” she said.
“This will help the small businesses that are so much an important part of our offer, and also what this will mean, of course, for customers.”
The new facility is expected to create about 2,000 local jobs once fully operational and will take a total of 9,000 employees.
With $8.4 billion already poured into Australian operations since inception, the company’s long-term strategy becomes a sharper focus.
Industry analysts from the investment and advisory group Jarden anticipate that Amazon’s merchandise sales in Australia will soar to $5 billion by 2024.
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