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  • Amazon will soon have 6 facilities in OKC

    As we were first to report, Amazon is planning another 1 million square foot distribution center just north of the 2.5 million facility they opened last summer.

    New Amazon delivery center (DOK3) at McArthur and SW 44th

    Now, the largest retailer in the world is in the process of opening two more delivery facilities, one in Southwest Oklahoma City and the other near Tinker Air Force Base.

    An existing smaller delivery warehouse is located at I-35 and Hefner.

    The two new locations will be 121,700 square feet at SW 44th and MacArthur and a 146,000 operation at 6801 S. Air Depot.

    New Amazon delivery center (DOK4) at 6801 S. Air Depot

    The primary role of the delivery stations is to sort packages for outbound routes to enable 'last mile' delivery to customers within a defined urban area. Deliveries are generally performed by multiple local courier companies that are contracted by Amazon to service specific routes and also by independent Amazon drivers.

    When added to the Sortation Center that opened in 2019, that brings the Amazon Oklahoma City total to six facilities built or planned, all in the last two years.

    Amazon also operates one distribution center and one delivery center in Tulsa.

    Combined, the facilities in Oklahoma City will provide fast delivery of online orders. Amazon Prime members can expect most items in two days with next day delivery increasingly available.

    The Seattle-based company is now one of the largest non-government employers in Central Oklahoma, soon to have employ approximately 3,500 workers.

    Amazon distribution centers near Will Rogers Airport

    Amazon sortation center (OKC5)
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