Inside Amazon’s Chester fulfillment center
What happens after you click buy on Amazon.com? We traveled to Amazon’s 1.2 million square-foot fulfillment center in Chester to find out.
The Chester fulfillment center is one of six Amazon fulfillment centers available for public tours, according to Amazon spokesman Aaron Toso.
Since 2012, Seattle-based Amazon has operated the fulfillment center in Chester, which handles orders with items that are smaller than a microwave, and a fulfillment center in Dinwiddie county, which fills larger orders.
Amazon has become one of the largest employers in the Richmond-area, employing more than 3,800 people at the centers in Chesterfield and Dinwiddie counties.