Amazon Global Data

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Amazon Shipping Locations

Amazon.com is available across a number of countries. Specifically, Amazon has 14 country-specific retail websites: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, the UK, and the USA. There are 105 and countries to which Amazon ships in Africa, the Middle East, the Americas, Asia, and Europe.

All information regarding Amazon's localized storefronts and shipping locations was gathered primarily through the Amazon.com website. These locations and URLs were then gathered into the attached GoogleDoc. An overview of all findings is presented below.

Amazon Localized StoreFronts

As mentioned above, Amazon has 14 country-specific websites. Moreover, Amazon offers its Prime service across a majority of these countries. As of 2016, the countries without Prime included: Mexico, Netherlands, China, and Brazil. The following countries have localized websites:

Australia
Brazil
Canada
China
France
Germany
India
Italy
Japan
Mexico
Spain
UK
USA

Amazon Shipping Locations

In addition to shipping to the above-mentioned locations with dedicated country websites, Amazon ships to more than 100 additional locations. All shipping locations are listed on the attached spreadsheet and include the following locations:

Bahrain, Jordan, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kenya, Oman, South Africa, Israel, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Ghana, Morocco, Mauritius, Namibia, Reunion, Tanzania, Mayotte, and Zimbabwe.

AMERICAS:
Bermuda, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, Brazil, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Canada, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Guadeloupe, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Micronesia, French Guiana, Jamaica, Saint Martin, and Martinique.
Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, China, Japan, New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Philippines, Thailand, India, Macao, Singapore, New Caledonia, Fiji, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Marshall Islands, and Palau.
EUROPE:
Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Malta, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Monaco, Slovenia, Cyprus, Iceland, Netherlands, Spain, Czech Republic, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Estonia, Latvia, Portugal, Turkey, Finland, Liechtenstein, Romania, United Kingdom, France, Lithuania, Russia, Saint Barthélemy, Andorra, Albania, Bosnia And Herzegovina, Gibraltar, Croatia, San Marino, and Vatican City.

Conclusion

Amazon operates a network of warehouses and distribution centers that enable the company to deliver items to 105 countries through the company's 14 country-specific websites. Country websites are detailed in the attached spreadsheet.
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Amazon Warehouse Locations

Overview

Amazon warehouse (or fulfillment center) locations have been updated in the attached sheet. The primary source for updating the information is a March 2018 report by MWPVL International, a leading consultancy in supply chain and logistics. Amazon fulfillment centers are located in 16 countries which are USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, China, Japan, India, and Australia. Apart from this, Amazon has a Prime Now hub in Singapore.

Findings

The global distribution infrastructure of Amazon can be categorized into 9 segments. These 9 segments are:
1) Fulfillment centers, supplemental centers, and return centers
2) Pantry/fresh food fulfillment centers
3) Whole food retail grocery distribution centers
4) Prime Now hubs
5) Inbound Sortation centers
6) Outbound Sortation centers
7) Delivery stations
8) Airport Hubs
9) Other
We have limited our research to fulfillment centers/distribution centers and have updated the sheet.

Amazon fulfillment centers are located in 16 countries which are USA (122), Canada (6), Mexico (1), Brazil (1), United Kingdom (2), Germany (18), France (9), Italy (4), Spain (5), Czech Republic (2), Poland (5), Slovakia (1), China (17), Japan (9), India (41), and Australia (1). Apart from this, Amazon has a Prime Now hub (1) in Singapore. The numbers in the bracket are the total number of fulfillment centers in each respective country.

Conclusion

To summarize:
1) Tab 3 in the sheet titled “warehouse” has been updated. The total numbers of countries with Amazon warehouse/fulfillment centers are 16.
2) Tab 1 in the sheet titled “Operating countries” has been updated. Amazon fulfillment centers are located in all the 14 countries except the Netherlands.
3) Tab 2 in the sheet titled “Shipping locations” has been updated. Amazon fulfillment centers are located in 14 countries out of a total of 105 countries listed on the tab 2.

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Amazon Investments by Country Pt 1

We have updated the investment details of Amazon in the eight countries in Column D of this sheet. The relevant sources have also been updated in Column E.

Findings

The key findings for each country are listed below.

1) The largest upcoming investment from Amazon is $5 billion in the USA. This investment will be used to set up a new HQ and is expected to generate 50,000 jobs.
2) Amazon has announced to invest $550 million in Italy, in the year 2016. The investment would be used to open warehouses in the region.

3) In 2017, Amazon invested $200 million in Barcelona region in Spain. This investment will be used for a 60,000 sq meter warehouse and would create 1500 jobs.

4) Since 2010, Amazon has invested €2 billion in France. It has also announced its plan to open a 142,000 square foot delivery warehouse in 2018. But the investment figure for this new delivery warehouse is not available.

5) In Germany, Amazon will invest $1.5 million to develop an artificial intelligence (AI) research center which is expected to generate 100 jobs.

6) Since 2010, Amazon has invested $8.3 billion in the UK. It has also announced its new distribution center in the UK, which will generate 1200 jobs. But the investment figure for this new center is not available, even after an extensive search, perhaps due to plans still being made.

7) We have tried exhaustively to find out investment figures for Amazon in Japan but the information is not available. We tried finding some value using different research paths like reviewing FDI in Japan in the last few years, but company level data was unavailable to the public. To work on a ballpark figure, we do know that Amazon has nine fulfillment centers and four Prime hubs in Japan with a total area of around six million square feet. This data is relevant through March 2018. All things being equal, and if investment can be directly correlated to total area, then we can assume that Amazon would have invested a similar amount of money that it has invested in France (as total area in France is approx. 5.5 million square feet). This is a rough estimation and will definitely be impacted by various factors like cost of land, marketing spend, etc.

9) For Canada, we have the information available in terms of infrastructure created. As of March 2018, Canada has a total area of three million square feet and Amazon is planning to add another 0.6 million square feet to it.

Conclusion

The Tab 1 in the sheet titled “Operating Countries” has been updated. While we were able to find announced figures for six countries, the exact figures for Canada and Japan were not available. The investment details of the first eight countries (the US, the UK, Spain, Italy, Japan, Germany, France, and Canada) have been updated in Column D of this sheet. Also, the relevant sources have been updated in Column E.

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Amazon Investments by Country Pt 2

We have updated columns D and E of the attached spreadsheet with information of Amazon's investments in six countries including Australia, Mexico, Brazil, China, India and the Netherlands.

FINDINGS

Our findings revealed that Amazon has actually invested in the countries identified above in different ways. A summary of our findings can be found below;
— Amazon plans to invest $700 million in Australia.
— The company is opening a 1million square-foot warehouse in Mexico.
— They are leasing a 50,000 square-meter warehouse in Brazil
— Amazon is investing in the logistics industry in China, with its Amazon Logistics+ service.
— Amazon has invested $2.1 billion in India.
— Amazon is shopping for office spaces in the Netherlands and has purchased huge advertising spaces from a leading Dutch news site.
During our research, we discovered that information on Amazon's investment in the Netherlands was barely available even after in-depth and extensive research. We were able to find very little information on the company's investment move in the country as at the time of our research.

Conclusion

Columns D and E, Rows 10–16 of the attached spreadsheet have been updated with information on Amazon's investments in six countries identified above.
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