Take the tour of an Amazon Fulfilment Center
If you’re one of Tamebay’s treasured readers over in the United States, then you might want to take advantage of the current opportunities they’re offering to take a tour of an Amazon fulfilment center.
As Amazon says on the page advertising the tours: “We’re proud to offer tours of our fulfillment centers on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. local time. Come see the magic that happens after you click buy on Amazon. These are the locations where you can take a tour. We hope to see you soon!” Find below a map of the current locations that will show you around.
The key impression that people who take an Amazon fulfilment center tour seem to share subsequently is regarding scale. Even if they visit on a dull Tuesday afternoon in February, the sheer volume of activity is astounding. And until you see the impossible number of parcels cascading through the system right before you, you can’t truly get an impression of the size of the Amazon god.
And it’s also no bad thing to understand how Amazon works when it comes to fulfilling the millions of daily orders. And you can get a genuine sense of that process when you visit an Amazon fulfilment center.
And you may very well be using FBA too and sending your goods off to an Amazon fulfilment centre on a regular basis. A visit to an FC can help you understand What happens when you send your goods to Amazon. A gawp and a nosey at an Amazon FC is a perfectly normal head start to getting to grips with the Amazon machine. Indeed, the whole experience inspires a strange excitement.
As it stands at the moment, only US Amazon fulfilment center facilities appear to be offering tours. We will be sure to report, if in the future, that changes. Otherwise, we recommend such a visit if you’re stateside, as a very good idea, if you’re not too far away.
Don’t waste your time “Thank you for your interest in an Amazon FC Tour. Our tours are now closed for 2017 as we prepare for the upcoming holiday season. We will post 2018 tour availability starting Wednesday, November 29. Please continue to check our website for updates. We hope to see you soon!”