Amazon to build its eight logistics base in China

Amazon.com, a US-based e-commerce operator, will establish its eighth logistics base in China, authorities here said Monday.

Updated: May 02, 2011, 16:18 PM IST

Beijing: Amazon.com, a US-based e-commerce
operator, will establish its eighth logistics base in China, authorities here said Monday.

The 100,000-square-meter base will be set up at the
Kunshan Huaqiao Economic Development Zone in Kunshan city in
eastern Jiangsu Province. The two warehouses will be put into
use in July and September respectively, Xinhua news agency
reported.
"All the online orders in the Yangtze River Delta
region will be dealt with and delivered from the newly built
logistics centre in Kunshan upon its completion in July," said
a source close to the centre. The source said delivery time
will be shortened to half a day as a result.

Upon completion, the logistics base will be the
largest among those already in operation in China.

Amazon has so far established seven logistics bases
in several Chinese cities, including Beijing, Shanghai,
Guangzhou and Suzhou, to offer millions of goods to consumers,
including electronic products, daily necessities and
automobile goods.

Kunshan Huaqiao Economic Zone was chosen from many
other Chinese sites for its economically important location in
the Yangtze River Delta region and its vigorous efforts in
developing the local service industry, the report said.

Amazon rents web services and storage to companies.

PTI