Amazon to open first distribution centre in the Netherlands
The popular online marketplace, Amazon.nl, is opening their first distribution centre in the Netherlands near Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
Amazon to open first Dutch distribution centre in Amsterdam
About a year ago, Amazon announced it was finally going to expand its services in the Netherlands. Now, shoppers can purchase just about any product imaginable from companies located all around the world. But up until now, the company has had to operate in the Netherlands out of distribution hubs and warehouses located in Germany and France - but that’s all about to change.
Amazon.nl’s new distribution centre will cover 8.500 square metres in Schiphol Logistics Park, employ 200 people, and will process thousands of packages per day. The centre won’t function as a warehouse, but will be a site where amazon packages are sorted. It is set to be open and fully operational by this summer.
Growing demand for Amazon in the Netherlands
Amazon has said the new distribution centre will offer the company the opportunity to meet growing customer demand in the Netherlands.
As Amazon.nl’s online store grows - and with Brexit presenting additional challenges and costs for anyone choosing to order from the Amazon.co.uk store - orders and deliveries in and around Amsterdam are increasing at a rapid pace. The new centre will therefore focus on the greater Amsterdam area. Deliveries will be carried out by a number of Netherlands-based delivery companies, including PostNL, DHL Nederland, and Red Je Pakketje.