Amazon's Last-Mile Delivery Plan Proposed in Galloway Township

According to the article, Amazon's desire to expand has led it to Galloway, where it plans to build a delivery facility.

FREMONT CA: Amazon has always been on the cutting edge of technology, particularly its core value proposition of seamless, fast delivery across its global supply chain. The digitalization of the "last mile" of delivery has become essential, with global eCommerce sales expected to grow by 23percent  to account for one-tenth of global total retail sales.

Amazon has always been on the cutting edge of technology, particularly its core value proposition of seamless, fast delivery across its global supply chain. The digitalization of the "last mile" of delivery has become essential, with global eCommerce sales expected to grow by 23percent  to account for one-tenth of global total retail sales.

The "last mile" of delivery is the final step of the supply chain models process, the point at which the package finally arrives at the buyer's door in a product's journey from warehouse shelf to the back of a truck to the customer's doorstep. Last-mile delivery is both the most expensive and time-consuming part of the shipping process, in addition to being critical to customer satisfaction.

Amazon plans to create a last-mile facility in Galloway Township, adding to the e-commerce giant's dozens of locations around the state. According to the Press of Atlantic City, which was in attendance, Amazon officials announced plans to create a last-mile delivery station in Galloway last Thursday night during a planning board meeting.

A Last-Mile Delivery Station is where packages are sent from Amazon's fulfillment centers to be sorted and loaded onto vehicles for delivery to customers. Amazon has been expanding those locations in response to the increased demand for product delivery during the pandemic.

The facility will be built on Aloe Street and Genoa Avenue. It will act as a drop-off point for Amazon drivers to pick up items from larger, central locations and deliver them to consumers' homes. The facility will be 181,000 square feet, a fraction of the size of the company's fulfillment facilities, which can exceed 1 million square feet. Officials from Amazon told the planning board that the corporation plans to hire 150 to 200 individuals full-time and more part-time. The company will also add contract drivers, potentially bringing the total number of employees to 300 to 500.

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