When it was announced last year that Amazon signed a lease on a large Midtown space across the street from the Empire State Building, everybody thought it was going to be the retail giant’s first brick and mortar store. Turns out, it was just a huge warehouse space for the nearly-instant Amazon Prime Now delivery service.
Amazon has fulfillment centers in 20 cities across the United States dedicated to ultrafast orders placed through its Prime Now app. Through this service, which is available for Amazon Prime members, customers can opt for items to be delivered in an hour.
Time recently made some interesting gifs showing what it looks like inside the warehouse from click to delivery.