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Amazon announces opening of new delivery station in Derby in time for Christmas

Amazon announces opening of new delivery station in Derby in time for Christmas

Amazon Logistics has announced that its new delivery station in Derby has opened ahead of the festive shopping period. The 12,000 square metre building is now fully operational, serving customers across the region.

The delivery station has created 98 permanent jobs offering competitive pay, comprehensive benefits and leading training and development opportunities in a safe, modern and engaging work environment.

The opening of the delivery station in Derby will also create new driver opportunities for independent delivery service partners and Amazon Flex delivery partners.

Speaking at the launch of the new site, Amazon Derby Delivery Station Manager, Adele Pyle, said:

“We’re excited to open the doors to our new delivery station in Derby, just in time for our first Christmas. The team at Amazon in Derby is ready to deliver for our customers ahead of a great festive shopping season, while also creating local job opportunities across a wide range of disciplines in a safe and welcoming environment.”

One of Amazon location’s new employees who’ll be helping deliver for customers this Christmas is Pragati Bhandari, who works as a shift manager at the delivery station.  

Before joining Amazon, Pragati studied law and worked for a year as a rent and legal protection co-ordinator at an estate agent. She enjoys the level of responsibility and trust placed on employees at Amazon, which translates into delivering smiles for customers.

She said:

“I joined Amazon because the company offers competitive pay, fantastic benefits and a host of training and development programmes to help me further my career. I’m excited that our delivery station in Derby is now open and I’m looking forward to helping put smiles on our customers’ faces this Christmas.”

The delivery station in Derby has a fleet of 52Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles as part of Amazon’s zero-carbon commitment.

In 2020, Amazon added more than 1,800 electric vehicles from Mercedes-Benz Vans to its EU delivery fleet, including more than 500 in the UK. Small, independent logistics companies who make Amazon deliveries in Derby have access to 52 zero-emission vehicles.

Delivery stations power the last mile of Amazon’s order process and help speed up deliveries for customers. Packages are shipped to a delivery station from neighbouring Amazon fulfilment and sortation centres, loaded into delivery vehicles and delivered to customers. 

Amazon is also offering entrepreneurs the opportunity to build their own business delivering Amazon packages, as well as independent contractors the flexibility to be their own boss and create their own schedule delivering for Amazon Flex. To learn more, visit and 


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