Amazon to Invest US$100 Million in Mexico to Strengthen Logistics
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Amazon to Invest US$100 Million in Mexico to Strengthen Logistics

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Andrea Villar By Andrea Villar | Journalist and Industry Analyst - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 08:00

Amazon will invest US$100 million in Mexico to strengthen its logistics and delivery times in the country. The investment will be outside the Mexico City metropolitan area and will be used for the creation of new distribution centers in Monterrey and in the surroundings of Guadalajara, as well as a support center in the State of Mexico. “The construction of a solid infrastructure network allows the company to stay closer than ever to clients and thanks to that, it is possible to offer fast deliveries,” the e-commerce giant said in a statement.

According to Amazon, the new facility will generate 1,500 direct and indirect jobs. With these new centers, the technology adds up to 27 stations in total throughout the country. In response to the news, Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro said that the new warehouse will help more SMEs to send their products faster and at lower costs.

In the 2020 edition of Amazon Prime Day, SMEs in Amazon shops worldwide were the big winners, achieving sales 60 percent higher than the previous year. The company led by Jeff Bezos reported that third-party sellers, most of them SMEs, exceeded US$3.5 billion in sales on Prime Day, which was even higher than Amazon's own products. Last week, Amazon said it was preparing a US$18 billion investment to help SMEs succeed in its marketplace, including financing a promotion that helped generate more than US$900 million in sales in the previous weeks.

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