Saturday 25 October 2014

Celebrating 15 years: Behind the scenes at Amazon

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SWANSEA, WALES - NOVEMBER 26:  Staff at the Amazon Swansea fulfilment centre process orders as they prepare for what is expected to be their busiest Christmas on record on November 26, 2010 in Swansea, Wales. The 800,000 sq ft fulfilment centre, the largest of Amazon's six in the UK, is gearing up for 'Cyber Monday', which this year is Monday December 6, and is predicted to be the busiest online shopping day of the year. In 2009, Cyber Monday saw 2 million orders received at a rate of 23 orders per second.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
SWANSEA, WALES - NOVEMBER 26: Staff at the Amazon Swansea fulfilment centre process orders as they prepare for what is expected to be their busiest Christmas on record on November 26, 2010 in Swansea, Wales. The 800,000 sq ft fulfilment centre, the largest of Amazon's six in the UK, is gearing up for 'Cyber Monday', which this year is Monday December 6, and is predicted to be the busiest online shopping day of the year. In 2009, Cyber Monday saw 2 million orders received at a rate of 23 orders per second. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
385015 01: The gates are locked at the Amazon.com distribution center January 31, 2001 in McDonough, Ga. near Atlanta. Amazon announced on Tuesday that it would eliminate 1,300 jobs which includes 450 here in McDonough because the company's sales growth is slowing. (Photo by Erik S. Lesser/Newsmakers)
385015 01: The gates are locked at the Amazon.com distribution center January 31, 2001 in McDonough, Ga. near Atlanta. Amazon announced on Tuesday that it would eliminate 1,300 jobs which includes 450 here in McDonough because the company's sales growth is slowing. (Photo by Erik S. Lesser/Newsmakers)
SWANSEA, WALES - NOVEMBER 26:  Staff at the Amazon Swansea fulfilment centre process orders as they prepare for what is expected to be their busiest Christmas on record on November 26, 2010 in Swansea, Wales. The 800,000 sq ft fulfilment centre, the largest of Amazon's six in the UK and one of the largest in the world, is gearing up for 'Cyber Monday', which this year is Monday December 6, and is predicted to be the busiest online shopping day of the year. In 2009, Cyber Monday saw 2 million orders received at a rate of 23 orders per second.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
SWANSEA, WALES - NOVEMBER 26: Staff at the Amazon Swansea fulfilment centre process orders as they prepare for what is expected to be their busiest Christmas on record on November 26, 2010 in Swansea, Wales. The 800,000 sq ft fulfilment centre, the largest of Amazon's six in the UK and one of the largest in the world, is gearing up for 'Cyber Monday', which this year is Monday December 6, and is predicted to be the busiest online shopping day of the year. In 2009, Cyber Monday saw 2 million orders received at a rate of 23 orders per second. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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