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Bring on the discounts! News 12 tours Amazon fulfillment center on Prime Day

Get ready for some discounts with Amazon Prime Day, and News 12 got an inside look at one of the state's many fulfillment centers.

News 12 Staff

Jul 12, 2022, 9:20 AM

Updated 740 days ago


Get ready for some discounts with Amazon Prime Day, and News 12 got an inside look at one of the state's many fulfillment centers.
News 12 may have seen some of your future deliveries getting packed up at the center - as packages get set for shipping during the sale on Tuesday and Wednesday.
"Amazon Prime Day is basically Christmas in July for us," says Verena Gross, a spokesperson for Amazon. 
It's no wonder why the Robbinsville fulfillment center looks like Santa's workshop. The Mercer County site is No. 3 in the world for highest volume producing centers because orders get dispersed throughout New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.

"We're going to do about 800,000 per day out of this facility. I'll say that it's a 30% increase from our building compared to a normal day," says Brian Perez, director of operations for Amazon. 
New this year on the site is a logo that shows that more than half of the items sold on Amazon come from small businesses. 
"Small businesses are really the backbone of our economy and really, really crucial to Amazon itself," says Gross. 
Millions of sales take place on Amazon Prime Day, like 30% off on school supplies, Amazon Fire TVs at up to 79% off, up to 50% off of home appliances and more.
"That refresh button is gonna be your best friend on your browser or on your computer. And you'll see the latest and greatest on," says Brian Kelly, retail specialist at Amazon. 
This is the fifth Amazon Prime Day, and it seems like it just gets bigger and bigger each year.
Tuesday was day one. It goes through Wednesday, with sales starting at 3 a.m.  

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