Amazon fulfillment center ready for Cyber Monday

Posted at 12:42 PM, Nov 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-30 13:42:23-05

Millions of Americans are turning to keystrokes and clicks on Cyber Monday.

Amazon is putting out a new deal every five minutes and is expecting its biggest sales day ever.
"Today is our busiest day," said Tom Cook with Amazon. "It's like the Super Bowl at Amazon."
The Amazon fulfillment facility in Kenosha has only been open for a couple months, but the employees there have extra help from robots.
"They help our employees be more efficient. They help them walk less and they actually bring the products to them. They bring the products to them. They drop them in the box," Cook said. "Then we ship them out to customers around the world."
The fulfillment facility is huge. It's about the size of 28 football fields and there's 11 miles of conveyer belts. 

Isaac Wallner is a seasoned online shopper.

“It’s faster and more convenient,” Wallner said. “You can just hop online, save gas, shop. You’re done. You don’t have to worry about driving there and things not being there.”

When he’s not with his family, he’s with his work family, at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Kenosha.

“It’s a busy place. It’s like a zoo," Wallner said. "There are boxes everywhere. It’s orchestrated, but it’s busy. You walk in there, and it’s like, wow."

The National Retail Federation says 121 million shoppers plan to shop online Monday.


Experts say over 29 million people will use their mobile device to shop, while others prefer their home computers to shop online.

Brenda Brady of Alpaca Art is looking forward to logging on.

“We’re not open [Monday], so I’ll probably log on from home and do some purchasing,” Brady said.    

As you shop from home or work, be mindful that others may be shopping for you. Watch out for websites that ask you to download software or give out your bank information or passwords.