Amazon.com expands footprint in Latin America, announces $100M logistics investment in Mexico

In a bid to offer faster deliveries, on Thursday, Amazon.com Inc stated, it has invested $100 million in opening new warehouses in Mexico, including its first shipping centers outside Mexico City.

The new sites includes two fulfillment centers, with one located near the northern city of Monterrey and the other near the central city of Guadalajara, as well as support building just outside Mexico City.

The e-commerce giant has also opened 12 delivery stations bringing its total to 27 across Mexico.

“The construction of a solid infrastructure network allows the company to stay closer than ever to clients, and thanks to that, it’s possible to offer fast deliveries,” said Amazon in a statement.

Incidentally, Guadalajara and Monterrey are the two biggest metropolitan zones in Mexico after the Mexico City area.

The new facilities in Mexico represent 742,710 sq ft (69,000 square meters) and will create 1,500 direct and indirect jobs, said Amazon.

In a statement, Enrique Alfaro, the governor of Jalisco state said, the new warehouse will help small and medium sized businesses ship their wares faster and at lower cost points.

Amazon is also aiming to increase it footprint in Brazil and has recently opened its fifth and largest fulfillment center in the country, with 1,076,391 sq ft (100,000 square meters).

Incidentally, both countries have the biggest economies in Latin America, and Amazon is vying to compete with local for shopper loyalty, despite its ranking as the world’s biggest online retailer.

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