Faster deliveries are now on the table for Amazon’s Irish customers as it opens a new fulfillment center in Dublin.

People across Ireland could soon get same-day deliveries from Amazon after the e-commerce giant opened a fulfillment center in Dublin.

The long-awaited facility at Baldonnell Business Park, which is the company’s first Irish fulfillment centre, was announced last September.

Amazon said it will create 500 new jobs in the country, with roles for engineers, HR and IT professionals, health, safety and finance specialists and operations managers.

“We are delighted to have opened the doors to our first fulfillment center in Dublin this week. We are focusing on welcoming our new team and getting the site ready to start shipping to our customers across Ireland,” an Amazon spokesperson told SiliconRepbulic.com.

At 630,000 square feet, the Baldonnell fulfillment center will hold millions of items to be packed and posted across the island of Ireland as well as Europe.

Once fully operational, the site is expected to offer faster delivery times to customers in Ireland.

Stefano Perego, Amazon’s VP of fulfillment center operations in Europe, said when the center was announced last year that it would allow “one-day delivery for hundreds of thousands of items.”

Customers in Ireland are primarily served by Amazon’s UK fulfillment centres. So, in addition to faster delivery times, an Irish fulfillment center can avoid some of the additional shipping charges and logistical delays that have been caused by Brexit.

Recruitment for the Baldonnell site is still ongoing and the roles come with wages starting at €13.50 per hour.

Amazon has had a presence in Ireland since 2004. In 2006, it opened a customer service center in Cork and in 2007 Amazon Web Services launched its first infrastructure region outside the US in Ireland.

In 2020, the company said it would create 1,000 jobs in Cork and Dublin over the next two years, taking its Irish workforce to 5,000.

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