Amazon to Open New Fulfillment Center in Washington
- Mar 17, 2014 | Gail Cole
Amazon.com has made public its plans to build another Washington State fulfillment center—the fourth in the Evergreen State. The new fulfillment center in Kent will span almost one million square feet and create hundreds of full-time jobs. Currently, the company has fulfillment centers in Bellevue, Dupont and Sumner.
Mike Roth, Amazon’s vice president of North America operations, expressed gratitude for the state’s support. And Washington Governor Jay Inslee (D) returned the compliment in spades: “Amazon is a marquee company for how Washington innovation can change the world.” Director of the Washington State Department of Commerce Brian Bonlender said, “We are proud that Amazon continues to invest in our state and look forward to supporting their growth.”
According to the company press release, employees at the new Amazon fulfillment center will “pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics and consumer goods.” Construction on the new center is expected to start soon.
Businesses that participate in the Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) program may be required to collect sales tax in states with Amazon fulfillment centers. An online sales tax e-filing and e-payment solution helps keep businesses sales tax compliant.