by Christopher Freeburn | January 30, 2013 12:23 pm
Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is building new order fulfillment facilties in three communities in Texas.
Investors liked the news, sending Amazon shares surging more than 5% in Wedneday midday trading.
The Internet retail giant did not reveal when the new centers will start operations. However, they will employ more than 1,000 workers when completed, the Dallas Morning News notes.
Two of the new facilities – a 1.2 million-square-foot complex outside San Antonio and a 1 million-square-foot center in the town of Coppell – are designated for the storage and movement of larger consumer items like televisions.
The third center, based in Haslet, will fulfill orders for DVDs, books and smaller items. That center is part of AllianceTexas, a planned community development covering 17,000 acres.
Last month, online shoppers ranked Amazon as their most satisfying ecommerce destination in ForeSee’s annual customer satisfaction rankings, marking the eighth consecutive year the Internet retailer received the top score.
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