Amazon offering glimpse of logistics operations in Phoenix, other fulfillment centers

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter

Talk about a cheap date — or your kids next field trip.

Or maybe it’s just a chance to get a glimpse of the one of the world’s richest and most disruptive companies run by the world’s richest person. Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is hosting free public tours at 23 of its fulfillment centers in the U.S.

That includes one of Amazon centers in Phoenix at 4750 West Mohave Street near 51st Avenue and Buckeye Road.

The tours give a look at the Amazon’s distribution and logistics operations. They last about an hour, according to Amazon spokeswoman Lisa Guinn. The tour are offered through May.

Amazon has more than 6,000 full-time employees in Arizona, according to Guinn.

The Seattle-based e-commerce giant also has other fulfillment centers in Phoenix, as well as ones Goodyear and Tucson and has technology operations Tempe.

Amazon reported first quarter earnings yesterday of $7.09 per share easily beating analysts’ estimates of $4.72 per share.

The company had Q1 revenue of $59.7 billion. That was in line with Wall Street’s consensus expectations.

Amazon was founded and is headed by Jeff Bezos, whose has ranked as the world’s richest person. The company has upended retail and consumer behavior.

The company has a market cap of more than $940 billion, according to Yahoo Finance.

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