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Join Tamebay for Amazon FBA warehouse tour

By Chris Dawson March 3, 2015 - 10:18 am

Amazon TourIf you’re like me I bet you’re fascinated at what goes on in an Amazon Fulfilment centre. Most of the country has purchased a product from Amazon which comes out of one of their warehouses and many Tamebay readers ship product in bulk for Amazon to pick, pack and ship on their behalf.

Now Amazon is so ubiquitous in modern society that people want to go see what happens for themselves and Amazon are throwing open the doors inviting in the general public for a tour! They say “Come and see the magic that happens after you click ‘buy’ on Amazon”.

Amazon are offering tours on the fourth Tuesday of every month with the first available date currently being the 24th of March at 2pm.

This is all far too tempting for me. The tour is in Rugeley Staffordshire, the day before and just a few miles from Internet Retailing Expo at the NEC in Birmingham. I’ve booked for the Amazon tour (although yet to receive confirmation) and I’ll get a hotel overnight and be at the Expo on Wednesday.

Tamebay day out?

Let’s make it a Tamebay day out – do you fancy a tour of Amazon and then meet up for a few pints on the eve of Internet Retailing Expo? Book a place to tour Amazon’s FBA facility in Rugeley on the 24th and (if they confirm my place) I’ll see you there!

  • Sarj
    2 years ago

    I would love to come see the mighty giant amd have a few beers with you :) let me know

    • 2 years ago

      Hey Sarj – book a place on the tour – I don’t know if they’re full or just waiting for enough people to make it worth running a tour (they say ideal size for a tour is 30 people so if it’s just you and me they’ll probably cancel – the more that book the more likely we’ll get in!) :-)

  • Jorrit
    2 years ago

    Sounds interesting, especially combined and close to the Internet retailing expo. I just signed up with 2 people. Hope to meet you guys there.

  • 2 years ago

    I booked too! Quite excited!!

  • 2 years ago

    Did anyone get a booking acknowledgement from Amazon yet? Cos I didn’t :-(

    • 2 years ago

      Chris,

      As of 10.04 AM on 4th March, no confirmation as yet. Maybe Amazon has been overwhelmed.

  • 2 years ago

    Chris i have booked for 2 people. Waiting for confirmation.

  • 2 years ago

    I have no confirmation. Maybe they are waiting for a minimum sign up! Gonna tweet it, we need more peeps who love a good warehouse :/

  • James
    2 years ago

    I have signed up. Let’s see what happens :)

  • Hereford FC Fan
    2 years ago

    I am really excited. My account manager asked if I would be interested when I first started FBA but then never came back with a date.

    Do you know if they will be doing one at Ridgemont?

    Thanks

    • 2 years ago

      As far as I know the tours are only at the one location in the UK (although they have locations in Germany and the US as well)

  • 2 years ago

    Best to book soon if you want to go… it’s in the Daily Mail today!

  • 2 years ago

    Yippee. Got my confirmation :-)
    2 pm on the 24th

  • tinker
    2 years ago

    TRAIN SPOTTERS

    • 2 years ago

      Huh. I wasn’t interested until tinker suggested there might be Trains there. I must admit that I am confused. I have never heard of Amazon having Trains(except of course toy ones) in their Warehouses. But if tinker is sure how do I go about booking a tour?

    • Tinket
      2 years ago

      With such an obvious need for social interaction
      Why dont tamebay do their own in house real life meetings and social events

    • 2 years ago

      I think you are miss understanding our need to witness a fabulously efficient warehouse, which is the lifeblood of an ecommerce business.

      We will all be meeting up at IRX anyway.

      Chris, you can take the train to the warehouse!

  • 2 years ago

    No confirmation for me yet! Hope I get to go :/

  • 2 years ago

    Amazon has deemed me not worthy, so I won’t be joining you :(

    • 2 years ago

      Huh? Is the tour full up already!

    • 2 years ago

      Seems so, they are either cherry picking or it filled up before 8pm the day you posted this!

    • 2 years ago

      I have applied for 3 more dates, fortunately I am local.

  • 2 years ago

    Got my confirmation early yesterday afternoon, looking forward to it :-)

  • James
    2 years ago

    I just got my decline email :(

  • 2 years ago

    Yup, I got declined too. :o(

  • 2 years ago

    Looks like they were cherry picking, one of my clients I told after I registered is going with his whole team today. I have a date in May.

    • 2 years ago

      Seems a strange way to do public relations… piss off first to ask?!?

    • 2 years ago

      Maybe they wanted a range of people for a press release. I imagine they didn’t want too many ‘consultant’ types and wanted to prioritie sellers.

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