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Amazon opens two new fulfillment centers in Mexico

The e-commerce giant invested $100 million to gain market share south of the border

Amazon recently opened two new fulfillment centers in the Mexican cities of Guadalajara and Monterrey. (Photo: Amazon)

Amazon recently opened two fulfillment centers outside the populous Mexico City area in the cities of Guadalajara and Monterrey.

Company officials said the new facilities represent a $100 million investment in Mexico as Amazon aims to offer faster deliveries to more people across the country.

“The construction of a solid infrastructure network allows the company to stay closer than ever to clients, and thanks to that, it’s possible to offer fast deliveries,” Amazon said in a statement, according to Reuters.

The two new facilities encompass a combined 742,710 square feet and create 1,500 direct and indirect jobs, Amazon said. 

Monterrey is located in northern Mexico, about 140 miles from the United States-Mexico border. Guadalajara is located in central Mexico. Both cities are the largest metropolitan areas of the country after Mexico City.

The two new fulfillment centers were opened shortly before Oct. 13, just in time for Prime Day, an annual global online shopping event. 

Seattle-based Amazon officially launched its e-commerce marketplace in Mexico in 2015. The company now runs five fulfillment centers, two support buildings and two sorting centers in Mexico.

Amazon faces strong competition across Mexico, where Walmart and Argentina-based MercadoLibre have large e-commerce operations. 

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Noi Mahoney

Noi Mahoney is a Texas-based journalist who covers cross-border trade, logistics and supply chains for FreightWaves. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in English in 1998. Mahoney has more than 20 years experience as a journalist, working for newspapers in Florida, Maryland and Texas. Contact [email protected]