FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company’s distribution centre in Boves, France, 8th August, 2018. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc. said on Thursday it will open a distribution centre in the north-eastern state of Pernambuco, and the second in Brazil, will strengthen the logistics infrastructure, in order to speed up the deliveries, and, ultimately, to the expansion of the footprint.
The move comes nearly a year after the end of the e-commerce giant has launched its first in-house fulfillment and delivery network in Brazil, which will be a challenge for the local retailers, as well as other international companies such as Mercado Libre.
It also follows the launch of the Amazon Prime subscription and offers unlimited, nationwide, free delivery to the Brazilian consumer.
“The announcement today marks the start of a long-term commitment to Brazil, and, most importantly, to our customers all over the country,” the Amazon of the Brazilian country manager, Alex Szapiro, said in a statement.
The company did not disclose how much it invests in the new facility. The resort is located in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, in a church not too far from Recife.
Amazon said that it expects to kick off operations in the first half of the 2020s, the reduction of the minimum delivery, the timing, two days of work.
Reporting by Gabriela Mello; Editing by Leslie Adler