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This Is What It Looks Like Inside an Amazon Warehouse (Photos)

amazon warehouse fulfillment center

What happens after you click “buy” on Amazon.com? To most people, that’s a mystery. I flew out to Phoenix earlier this month to find out by taking a tour of one of Amazon’s warehouses — what it refers to as “fulfillment centers.”

I spent about 90 minutes inside the facility, and documented what I saw in photos. I had limited verbal interactions with workers during my visit, so if you’re looking for a detailed description of what it’s like to work in each role, you’re going to be disappointed.

But if you want an inside look at the operation that CEO Jeff Bezos recently referred to on “60 Minutes” as the “secret” to Amazon’s success, you’ll likely enjoy the photos in the slideshow below.

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My American Airlines flight soared over this mountain range on my descent into Phoenix. I imagined Jeff Bezos tinkering with drones somewhere within.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik