The Massive Scale Of Amazon's Distribution Operations, Revealed Through Startling Images

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Photo: sippingtea

As the world’s largest online retailer, it’s no surprise that its biggest fulfillment centre in Phoenix, Arizona is the size of 28 football fields.That’s because it’s their goal to have everything anyone wants at any time. 

Amazon has 80 fulfillment centres in the world to handle all of its orders.

Even though Amazon already has massive operations, it’s still planning to open at least two new fulfillment centres in California over the next year or so.

And with the holiday shopping season in full force, Amazon hired an additional 50,000 employees to help with the expected demand.

Thanks to Imgur user SippingTea’s incredible photos, we have a sense of what this incredible scale actually looks like.

Stacks of shelves line the warehouse

Employees need carts to navigate through the massive amounts of inventory

Hundreds of boxes full of products cover the floor

One floor isn't enough to store all the goods Amazon has to offer

It's amazing how employees can find anything with all these boxes to sort through

Those signs must help a little bit

Boxes for miles...

Some heavy lifting might be necessary

Those conveyor belts that move at speeds up to 20mph must be helpful

Amazon has an abundance of items just waiting to be ordered

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