published Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Amazon in Chattanooga juggles biggest-ever Cyber Monday

A table set up inside of the Chattanooga Amazon Fulfillment Center displays deals that can be had through Amazon.com on "Cyber Monday."
A table set up inside of the Chattanooga Amazon Fulfillment Center displays deals that can be had through Amazon.com on "Cyber Monday."
Photo by Dan Henry.

Chattanooga’s Amazon distribution center was expected to log its busiest day ever today.

Several thousand employees at the Enterprise South industrial park facility were using all of the huge center’s space — the size of 28 football fields — to ship its share of Amazon’s projected 26.5 million orders on Cyber Monday.

“It’s our biggest shopping day of the year,” said Amazon spokeswoman Kiesha Cochrane as she stood on a mezzanine overlooking scores of workers processing inbound goods in the 1.2 million-square-foot facility.

Employees arriving for work in time for the 8 a.m. shift negotiated long lines of traffic trying to squeeze into the distribution center’s mammoth parking lot, which appeared to be at least 80 percent full.

“We’re staffed up,” said Cochrane about the nation’s No. 1 Internet retailer. “It will be busy through Christmas.”

See full story in Tuesday’s Times Free Press.

about Mike Pare...

Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...

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