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Why do customers prefer to buy on Amazon

Why do customers prefer to buy on Amazon

by Alex Hales


Why do customers prefer to buy on Amazon than on other e-commerce sites?

According to a survey conducted in 2019, free and fast delivery is the reason most often given for buying on Amazon (79% of respondents mentioned it as an argument).

Among the other reasons:

  • The wide choice of products (69%)
  • Membership in the Prime program (65%)
  • The best prices (49%)
  • Easy returns (44%)

Source: Statista (2019, USA)

The Amazon Employer

Number of Amazon employees?

Amazon employs nearly 1.5 million people worldwide, including 15,500 permanent employees in France. The group plans to hire 3,000 additional employees, bringing the total to 18,500 employees at the end of 2022 .

Who is the director of Amazon in France?

The managing director of Amazon France is Frédéric Duval. He joined Amazon in 2006 and has held the position since 2015.

Amazon Fulfillment Centers

How many Amazon fulfillment centers worldwide?

Amazon has nearly 175 distribution centers around the world , giant warehouses also called Fullfillment Centers where its products are stored.

How many Amazon distribution centers in France?

Amazon has 8 distribution centers in France . These warehouses are located at the following addresses:

  • BVA1 – Jules Verne Business Park, 80440 Boves, France
  • CDG7 – Portes de Senlis business park, 1 avenue Alain Boucher, Oise, 60452 Senlis, France
  • LIL1 – 1 rue Amazon, 59553 Lauwin Planque, France
  • LYS1 – 1 Rue Amazon – Val de Bourgogne Business Park ZAC – Distripole Chalon, 71100 Sevrey, France
  • MRS1 – Building II ZAC Les Portes de Provence, 26200 Montelimar, France
  • ORY1 – Pole 45, 1401 rue du Champ Rouge, 45770 Saran, France
  • ORY4 – 20 avenue of the flight test center, 91220 Brétigny-sur-Orge, France
  • ETZ2 – 1 rue de la Croix de Lorraine, 57685 Augny, France

These distribution centers are complemented by special warehouses and smaller sorting centers. In total, Amazon has 33 logistics establishments in France.

Compared to the 8 French centers, Amazon has 22 distribution centers in the United Kingdom and 22 in Germany.

Where is the largest Amazon warehouse in France?

The largest French Amazon distribution center is that of Any (57) near Metz. Inaugurated on September 23, 2021, it is built on the former Frescaty air base and its total area is 182,000 m² spread over 4 levels.

When Amazon arrived in France?

If the Amazon.fr e-commerce site was registered in 2001, the first Amazon warehouse was that of Saran (45), which opened in 2007.

Amazon: 3rd company with the most employees in the world

This is a fact that shows the weight and strong growth of the e-commerce sector on a global scale. Amazon, the leader in online sales, has just reached a new record: that of the 3rd company with the most employees in the world…directly influenced by the Covid-19 crisis.

How did Amazon achieve this meteoric rise?

The American online sales giant is not experiencing the crisis, quite the contrary. Amazon, the famous American company, is climbing higher and higher to the top of the biggest employers in the world with nearly 430,000 hires between the period from January to October 2020. The company led by Jeff Bezos will perhaps be to be the largest employer within three years.

The arrival of the health crisis created by the Covid pandemic has in its misfortune enabled Amazon to achieve record sales. This crisis has given an intense boost to this expansion this year. In France, the company employs 9,300 people on permanent contracts. The firm’s leaders boast of advantageous working conditions and job creations internally, but also with its subcontractors and in companies that sell their products via its marketplace platform.

Amazon would have already hired a large number of employees in 2020, even before the arrival of containment. The growth of the leader in online sales is such that the group continues to develop all over the world. So it’s the hiring frenzy at Amazon, the e-commerce giant continues to hire and increase its workforce. Life is good at Amazon. “  No American company has hired so many workers so quickly,” says Nelson Lichtenstein, a labor historian in the New York Times.

Amazon is the world’s third-largest employer and beats the hiring record, followed by the firm Walmart (a transnational American company specializing in mass distribution) with 2.2 million employees and China National Petroleum (National Petroleum Company of China) with 1.34 million employees according to BFM source media.

At this pace and with a hiring rate of 400,000 employees per year, Amazon could claim the world’s first place on the podium in 2023.

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