Kenosha's Amazon facility busy with Cyber Monday orders

Posted at 11:19 AM, Nov 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-28 14:20:40-05

Cyber Monday is an exciting day at the Amazon facility in Kenosha.

Mike Stone, General Manager of the company’s Kenosha Fulfillment Center, said its more than 2,500 full-time employees are working to pick up packages, box them up, and get them to carriers that will deliver them to buyers.

“This is what happens when you click ‘buy,’” Stone said. “We’ve got thousands of people here working really, really hard.”

“We’ve probably got close to 1,000 people on site right now, at this moment,” Stone said Monday morning.

Amazon Spokesperson Teal Pennebaker said the company took orders for more than 54 million items on Cyber Monday 2015.

“Last year on Cyber Monday customers ordered 629 items per second,” Pennebaker said.

She said the continued rise in popularity of online shopping means she expects today’s business to be even bigger.

“Cyber Monday is one of our busiest days of the year,” Pennebaker said. “Each year it’s actually gotten bigger. I think it’s because people love being able to shop from their couch.”

Caitlin Wong is the Sales and Business Development Manager for Nixplay, which sells its WiFi digital photo frames through Amazon.

She said the company is offering deals on its products this Cyber Monday, and added it’s an exciting day to be in online retail.

“It’s really great to be part of such a large ecosystem,” Wong said of the process that allows Nixplay products to be shipped all over the world. “They’re in Europe and the U.K. and all over Canada, and of course the U.S.”