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Subject: Re: OT: Amazon Prime vs. Costco Date: 3/22/2013 10:57 PM
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Goofyhoofy wrote: "Amazon has no such constraints because it's all warehouses which no customer ever sees. More than that, they're 95% automated warehouses with robots shuffling the inventory in and out."

Sorry, but... ninety-five percent automated warehouses?!

Could you cite a reliable source for that number?

During a TV special just a few months ago, just before Christmas in fact, it was clearly shown that Amazon associates were still walking up and down aisles fulfilling orders.

Sure there were some conveyor belts, but...

Quote: "The interesting part comes with the picking. Workers will physically pick up every item per order."

I am well aware, that Amazon purchased Kiva Systems, which makes automated warehouse robots, but at this point I have not seen any confirmation of widespread use of the robots by Amazon in their warehouses.



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