As an e-commerce company that operates globally, Amazon ships from hundreds of warehouses and fulfillment centers located in the United States of America and other parts of the world.
Some orders can also come directly from sellers.
In this article, we’re diving deeper into where Amazon orders come from. Read on to learn more:
Here’s Where Amazon Orders Are Shipped From:
Amazon orders placed through Vendors are shipped from Amazon fulfillment centers and warehouses. Currently, there are 110 fulfillment centers in the US and 185 centers globally. Meanwhile, Amazon orders placed through third-party sellers are shipped directly from the sellers themselves.
Does Amazon Always Ship From Its Own Warehouses?
An item would be shipped from an Amazon warehouse or fulfillment center if ordered from an Amazon Vendor.
An Amazon Vendor is a company that Amazon has invited to sell products on their site. These products are purchased by Amazon in wholesale quantities and prices and are stored in Amazon warehouses.
Once the products are in the warehouses, Amazon gets ownership of these products. They get to decide how much they will be sold on the website.
They are also the ones in charge of packing and shipping these items.
On the other hand, an item ordered from an Amazon third-party seller will come from the seller. Third-party sellers are usually companies and small business owners who list their products on Amazon, but they retain ownership of the items.
It means that they get to decide on the pricing and are also the ones in charge of packing and shipping the items.
So if you order an item from an Amazon third-party seller, the package can literally come from anywhere: their own warehouse, retail store, or in the case of small online business owners with no physical store, their houses.
Does Amazon Also Ship Directly From Vendors?
Amazon does not ship orders directly from Vendors.
Any item that was purchased from an Amazon Vendor will be shipped from Amazon warehouses or fulfillment centers.
If you are an Amazon Vendor, then you do not get to retain ownership of the products because Amazon already purchased these products from you. Amazon will already pay you upfront for these products, which will then be stored in their warehouses.
When an item is purchased, Amazon completes the order by packing and shipping the item directly from one of its fulfillment centers.
Where Exactly Does Amazon Have Warehouses?
Amazon’s huge network allows them to deliver orders to its customers as quickly as possible.
Currently, there are 110 active fulfillment centers within the United States. Below are the US states where you can find Amazon warehouses.
Take note that in some cities, especially the big ones, there’s more than one Amazon warehouse:
- Arizona – 12 warehouses (Phoenix, Tolleson, Goodyear, Tucson)
- Arkansas – 1 warehouse (Little Rock)
- California – 39 warehouses (Bakersfield, Thousand Oaks, Eastvale, Fresno, Fontana, Redlands, Riverside, Rialto, Perris, Patterson, Tracy, San Bernardino, Moreno Valley, Beaumont, Stockton, Manteca, and Sacramento)
- Colorado – 5 warehouses (Aurora, Thornton, Colorado Springs)
- Connecticut – 2 warehouses (Windsor, North Haven)
- Delaware – 5 warehouses (New Castle, Middletown)
- Florida – 12 warehouses (Lakeland, Ruskin, Jacksonville, Orlando, Davenport, Opa Locka)
- Georgia – 9 warehouses (Stone Mountain, East Point, Union City, Lithia Springs, Braselton, Jefferson, Atlanta, Macon)
- Idaho – 1 warehouse (Nampa)
- Illinois – 15 warehouses (Wilmington, Joliet, Crest Hill, Romeoville, Monee, Waukegan, Aurora, Minooka, Edwardsville, Channahon, Skokie)
- Indiana – 13 warehouses (Whitestown, Plainfield, Indianapolis, Greenwood, Jeffersonville, South Bend)
- Iowa – 1 warehouse (Bondurant)
- Kansas – 3 warehouses (Edgerton, Kansas City, Lenexa)
- Kentucky – 16 warehouses (Hebron, Florence, Erlanger, Lexington, Campbellsville, Louisville, Shepherdsville)
- Maryland – 5 warehouses (Baltimore, Aberdeen, Hagerstown, North East, Sparrows Point)
- Massachusetts – 3 warehouses (Fall River, Stoughton, Dedham)
- Michigan – 5 warehouses (Livonia, Shelby Township, Romulus, Brownstown Charter Township, Caledonia)
- Minnesota – 2 warehouses (Shakopee, Brooklyn Park)
- Mississippi – 2 warehouses (Chickasaw Trails, Olive Branch)
- Missouri – 2 warehouses (St. Peters, Hazelwood)
- Nevada – 6 warehouses (Sparks, Reno, Henderson, North Las Vegas)
- New Hampshire – 1 warehouse (Nashua)
- New Jersey – 13 warehouses (Robbinsville, Avenel, Teterboro, Carteret, Edison, Logan Township, Cranbury, West Deptford, Burlington)
- New York – 3 warehouses (Staten Island, Liverpool, Lancaster)
- North Carolina – 7 warehouses (Concord, Charlotte, Garner, Durham, Kernersville)
- Ohio – 10 warehouses (Etna, Obetz, Monroe, West Jefferson, Lockbourne, North Randall, Euclid, Twinsburg, Akron)
- Oklahoma – 4 warehouses (Oklahoma City, Tulsa)
- Oregon – 4 warehouses (Hillsboro, Portland, Salem, Troutdale)
- Pennsylvania – 17 warehouses (Hazleton, Gouldsboro, Pittston, Breinigsville, Easton, Harrisburg, Sewickley, Carlisle, Lewisberry, Mountaintop, Imperial, Pittsburgh)
- South Carolina – 2 warehouses (West Columbia, Spartanburg)
- Tennessee – 10 warehouses (Lebanon, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Chattanooga, Charleston, Memphis)
- Texas – 25 warehouses (Irving, Dallas, Wilmer, Garland, Coppell, Fort Worth, Lancaster, Schertz, San Marcos, Carrollton, Houston, Katy)
- Utah – 4 warehouses (Salt Lake City, West Jordan)
- Virginia – 10 warehouses (Clear Brook, Sterling, Springfield, Prince George, Petersburg, Chester, Richmond, Ashland)
- Washington – 14 warehouses (Sumner, Dupont, Kent, SeaTac, Everett, Spokane, Tacoma, Bellevue)
- Wisconsin – 4 warehouses (Kenosha, Oak Creek, Milwaukee, Waukegan)
Here is a list of countries where Amazon warehouses and fulfillment centers are also located.
- Canada – 15 warehouses (Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Montréal, Toronto)
- United Kingdom – 22 warehouses (Staffordshire, Coalville, Northamptonshire, West Midlands, Dunfermline, Swansea, Peterborough, Inverclyde, Doncaster, London, Tilbury, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Dunstable, Manchester, Warrington, Cheshire, Wellingborough, Daventry, Birmingham)
- Germany – 22 warehouses (Berlin, Brieselang, Werne, Dortmund, Rheinberg, Bad Hersfeld, Leipzig, Graben, Pforzheim, Rennerod, Mienenbuettel, Sonnefeld, Löhne, Mansfeld, Euskirchen)
- Spain – 8 warehouses (Barcelona, Martorelles, Madrid, Guadalajara, Tarragona)
- France – 9 warehouses (Loiret, Drôme, Burgundy, Norde-Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Île-de-France, Centre-Val de Loire)
- Italy – 6 warehouses (Passo Corese, Vercelli, San Giovanni, Torrazza Piedmonte, Francolino di Carpiano, Arquà Polesine)
- Poland – 7 warehouses (Bielany Wroclawskie, Sosnowiec, Gliwice, Sady)
- Czech Republic – 2 warehouses (Dobrovíz)
Can You Check Which Amazon Warehouse A Package Comes From?
When you place an order on Amazon, you may wonder which warehouse it would come from. Knowing the location of the warehouse will give you an idea of how long it would take for your order to be delivered.
There is a way for you to check which Amazon warehouse location your package comes from. You can do this by simply tracking your order.
Tracking your order on Amazon will show you shipping information and updates about your package.
The first update will show you the date and time your package has left the facility. Underneath that, you will find the city, state, or country, if located outside of the US, where the Amazon warehouse or fulfillment center is.
These warehouses are strategically placed all over the US and worldwide so that Amazon can ship an item to the customer as fast as possible. If a particular product is popular, then you can expect that there will be stocks of it in all Amazon warehouses.
This would not give you the exact address of the warehouse, but it does give you an idea of its location. This is so you can estimate when your package will be delivered.