As e-commerce is experiencing an acceleration of sorts in 2020, Amazon Logistics announced its 9th confirmed facility in Jacksonville’s Imeson International Industrial Park. The new delivery station, set to open next year, is considered a last-mile delivery center with capabilities to speed up deliveries for customers in the Jacksonville metro area. DJX3, as the facility is coded, would be the third planned last-mile delivery center in Jacksonville.
The new delivery station will create hundreds of full and part-time associate jobs, in addition to hundreds of driver opportunities for Amazon’s Delivery Service Partners and Amazon Flex drivers. Delivery Stations power the last mile of order process and help speed up deliveries for customers by partnering with neighboring Amazon fulfillment and sortation centers, of which Northeast Florida already has four in operation and two under construction.
“Jacksonville’s location and logistics network that reaches 94 million same-day consumers combined with the accelerated growth of the e-commerce industry mean Amazon’s expansion efforts here will be successful for the company and our region’s residents,” Aundra Wallace, president of JAXUSA Partnership. “
Given the region’s proximity to a robust infrastructure that comprises interstate, rail and air and sea ports, the local logistics and distribution industry has been steadily growing. In the last two years alone, e-commerce brands such as Wayfair, Ulta Beauty, Article, Starsong & Co. and 1A Auto have joined the expanding efforts of Amazon.
Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry stated, “Amazon continues to demonstrate its confidence in Jacksonville’s strength as a logistics capital for the Southeast with their continued growth in our city.”