Amazon has opened its fifth and largest distribution center in Brazil. The company has already expanded to about 30 categories in Brazil, Latin America’s largest economy.
The 100,000 square meter space is aimed at helping the company boost and speed up deliveries in Brazil. Amazon’s main competitor, MercadoLivre — the Brazilian version of e-commerce and classifieds site MercadoLibre — already offers one-day shipping on many items.
Amazon’s largest distribution center is located in Cajamar, near the greater São Paulo area. The company also has a similar facility in Cabo Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco state, in the country’s northeast region. In São Paulo region alone, Amazon has four facilities, including its most recent warehouse.
Amazon said Brazil is the country with the fastest Amazon Prime growth. Amazon Prime is the company’s delivery and entertainment subscription service, with about 150 million paying users worldwide.