Amazon To Open Robotics-Based Warehouse

Amazon continues to make strides in its innovative eCommerce business.

The retail giant has shared news that it will be opening a robotics-based warehouse in South Florida in 2018. The 850,000-square-foot facility will be staffed by robots, with 1,000 human workers handling operations.

In addition to its Miami-Dade locations, this new warehouse project comprises one of the largest warehouses south of the city of Tampa. Sitting on 97 acres, Amazon’s new robotics-based warehouse will be located next to the Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport.

Amazon hopes this new warehouse will help bolster same-day delivery to Amazon customers in the Tampa, Florida, area. Shevaun Brown, Amazon’s communications manager, commented on this potential delivery option to The Miami Herald.

“We haven’t confirmed shipping options just yet, but in many cities where we have large fulfillment centers, we offer same-day service,” Brown said.

With the opening of this new facility, and alongside news of Amazon’s Whole Foods and acquisitions, it appears the eCommerce giant is moving full steam ahead — and that it doesn’t have plans of slowing down in the near future.