Amazon set to open delivery station in Lodi in first half of 2021

An Amazon facility. (File photo)

Amazon Logistics has signed a lease and plans to open a delivery station in Lodi in the first half of 2021, the company said Thursday.

The delivery station, which will be at 200 Gregg St., will power the last mile of the order fulfillment process. Packages are transported to delivery stations from Amazon fulfillment centers, are sorted and then loaded into vehicles for delivery to customers.

The station will result in even more hiring for Amazon, which soon will be the state’s largest corporate employer. It is expected to have approximately 40,000 employees by the end of the year.

The company previously announced three other delivery stations that it expects to open in the first half of 2021:

  • Edison: 8-B Court South;
  • Linden: 1800 Lower Road;
  • Carlstadt: 600 Washington Ave.

“We are excited to continue to invest in the state of New Jersey with a new delivery station that will provide efficient delivery for customers, and create hundreds of job opportunities for the talented local workforce,” Amazon spokesperson Emily Hawkins said.

Amazon has more than 150 delivery stations in the U.S., 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.