The Amazon distribution center in Conshohocken experiences a very busy holiday shopping rush, writes Ashley Johnson and the Digital Staff on 6abc.
“On Black Friday, 1,600 items were ordered on Amazon.com per second,” said Amazon spokesperson Steve Kelly.
In the Conshohocken distribution center, which recently opened, the online retail giant has 300 employees who have been sending out over 90,000 packages a day.
Amazon representatives have said this is one of the busiest holiday seasons they have ever experienced.
Demand remains high, and the business is fighting the nationwide staffing shortage. Its steady call for workers are needed in light of having more vans on the road and planes in the sky to keep purchases moving. It also is opening new hubs nationwide.
This week leading up to Christmas will see activity reach a frenzied pace as Amazon prepares for an onslaught of last-minute shopping and one-day deliveries.
“That means we are bringing more and more people into each building so that our employees have the time to spend with their families and we can still deliver for our customers,” Kelly said.
Read more about last-minute shopping and delivery with Conshohocken’s distribution center in Montgomery County at 6abc.