To meet increasing customer demand and add capacity and flexibility to its delivery network, Amazon will open its own delivery station and will start partnering with small and medium-sized independent local delivery companies in the Netherlands in addition to its existing carrier partners. Packages will be shipped to the delivery station from existing European Fulfillment and Sortation centers and loaded onto vehicles for delivery to customers in the greater Amsterdam area.
In Summer 2021, Amazon will create more than 200 direct jobs for Sortation associates and management teams at the 8,500 sq. meter delivery station. In addition, roughly 450 drivers working for independent delivery companies will collect parcels from the delivery station and deliver them to Amazon customers. Amazon continues to invest in its transportation infrastructure and other innovative ways to expand its supply chain capacity and speed up deliveries for customers.