Amazon in Ireland is “building towards” same day delivery, a manager at the company’s new fulfilment centre in Dublin has said .
The company opened the warehouse earlier this year at Baldonnell Business Park, creating 500 new jobs in the process.
Traditionally, most Amazon orders have been dispatched from Britain - meaning they must pay international delivery charges and travel hundreds of miles before delivery.
The new warehouse centre means customers will have to pay less and should receive their items sooner.
“We’re just starting out… in Dublin,” Darragh Kelly, General Manager, told Newstalk’s Tech Correspondent Jess Kelly.
“From this on, we can grow into faster delivery speeds and you’re quite right, I got the opportunity to live in Manchester for six months with Amazon and you have same day delivery.
“It’s really useful at times; the weather can be really bad and you may not be able to get out.
“But that is something we will be building towards in the long-term.”
The new warehouse is the size of nine football fields back to back and staff are paid at least €13.50 an hour to work there.
“We bring our products in from multiple different sources, we store them here and then we pack and ship them out to our customers,” Mr Kelly said.
“It’s about speed and supporting our customers; over the next number of months, some of your orders will come from here, some will come from other areas as well.”
However, as to whether Amazon.ie will soon be launched, Mr Kelly said the company had no plans just yet.
“Right now, unfortunately, I’ve nothing to share with you,” he lamented.
“It’s something that is not in our control… but if anything does come up in the future, we’ll certainly let you know.”
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