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Prime Day: Amazon unpacks largest delivery station in Abu Dhabi

The UAE saw a 140% increase in sales during 2021's Prime Day, and is expected to increase even further this year

Amazon has opened its largest delivery station in Abu Dhabi as it prepares for a rush of orders during its upcoming Prime Day event in July.

Prime Day is one of the major sale events held by the site globally with 250 million items sold during 2021’s event alone.

The UAE saw a 140% increase in sales 12 months ago, and is expected to increase even further this year.

The new 4,700 sqm state-of-the-art delivery station, the second largest in the UAE, provides same-day and one-day deliveries to customers across the city, including those located in outer areas, such as Al Samha, Al Shawamekh, Yas and Saadiyat Islands, Bani Yas, and Al Wathba, explained Amazon in a statement.

“Amazon remains steadfast in its commitment to innovating on behalf of our customers. We pride ourselves on working alongside partners such as the Abu Dhabi Investment Office, who share our focus on innovation and providing the right resources and logistics to enable businesses and talent in Abu Dhabi to excel in the digital economy,” said Ronaldo Mouchawar, VP, Amazon Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

“By empowering the wider ecommerce ecosystem to get products to customers faster and more conveniently, we are ultimately improving the shopping experience for all customers.”

Amazon is also working with the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) ahead of the opening of its most technologically advanced Fulfillment Centre in the region in 2023.

Eng. Abdulla Abdul Aziz AlShamsi, acting director general, ADIO, said that the partnership between Amazon and ADIO reflects the ease of doing business in Abu Dhabi and the long-term growth opportunities available in the emirate.

He added: “Amazon supports our vision for sustained investment in innovation and is bringing the latest logistics technologies to the region. The opening of Amazon’s new delivery station and planned Fulfillment Centre in 2023 will establish Abu Dhabi as a major global hub for ecommerce and logistics.”

Supporting Abu Dhabi’s efforts to encourage innovation, the delivery station operates using Amazon’s global logistics technologies that are built on the company’s 20-plus years of operational expertise.

“Built within Abu Dhabi’s ecosystem of innovation, our new delivery station brings world-class last-mile technology to the logistics and supply chain sector in the capital,” explained Prashant Saran, Director of Operations for Amazon MENA.

“The range of jobs at this facility will help to nurture the city’s talent pool and prepare them for the digital future that Abu Dhabi is striding towards. Opening ahead of the upcoming Prime Day event taking place this July on Amazon.ae, the facility and its technology enable us to continue to provide a seamless delivery experience for Prime members across the country.”

 

 

 

According to Amazon, the new delivery station creates opportunities for hundreds of full and part-time employees in a range of jobs with all kinds of experience, education, background, and skills: “From delivery station associates to positions in operations, health and safety, supply chain technology, and analytics, all employees are eligible for training programs that will upskill UAE talent in the future-facing ecommerce sector. The station will also create new opportunities for Delivery Service Partners in the country.”

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