Amazon starts construction on new delivery station in Amsterdam
26 Aug 2020
Route 5S, which is home to Beach-Nut and the Target Distribution Center, along with other major manufactures in Montgomery County, continues to draw in new businesses and will soon have an Amazon delivery station added to the business hub.
Amazon Logistics will open the delivery station at 1785 Route 5S in Amsterdam. The delivery station will power Amazon’s last-mile capabilities to speed up deliveries for customers in Montgomery County and is expected to open in this fall, according to a press release. Also getting a delivery station, opening this month, is Colonie.
“We are excited to continue to invest in Upstate New York with two new delivery stations that will provide efficient delivery for customers, and create hundreds of job opportunities for the talented workforce, “ said Emily Hawkins, Amazon spokesperson.
The Amazon delivery station will be the latest addition to the Route 5S corridor, which is also the home to other major businesses including Dollar General, Vida-Blend and Microtel.
Delivery stations enable Amazon Logistics to supplement capacity and flexibility to Amazon’s delivery capabilities. Additionally, the station will create hundreds of full time and part time jobs, paying a minimum of $15 per hour and offering a variety of benefits packages from day one.
According to the release, delivery stations also offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to build their own business delivering Amazon packages, as well as independent contractors the flexibility to be their own boss and create their own schedule delivering for Amazon Flex. To learn more, visit www.logistics.amazon.com and https://flex.amazon.com/
Amazon Logistics will open an AMXL delivery station at 30B Post Road in Colonie. The delivery station will employ approximately 50 people including Amazon and delivery associates.
Amazon has long provided delivery of large products such as televisions to couches, and “we’re excited to continue expanding this offering to customers in the Albany County area and expect the site to open in August,” the release states.
Source: The Leader Herald