How Amazon ships its biggest and bulkiest stuff
How Amazon ships its biggest and bulkiest stuff
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How Amazon ships its biggest and bulkiest stuff

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Almost anything you can imagine that you would want, we might sell it. This is a industrial restaurant two basin stainless steel sink. This would be delivered via a scheduled delivery. We are here in the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Fall River Massachusetts, south of Boston. What is speacial about this location is that it handles big and bulky items. [MUSIC] One of the weirdest things that I had never seen before was a seventy pound been bag. This been bag was so large it had to go on its own pallet. Rich Hanna who runs this fulfillment center shows us the quirky and heavy items that amazon ships from there, including this javelin. You would still offer two day shipping for something like that? Yeah, this is not two day. This is the pool stool. You put it in your pool and you sit on it. That's exactly what it is. And there's a table coming soon and we will sell it. It's a kegerator for a home brewer. It's got some cooling coils to chill your beer. Life size supreme Edition Shadow Trooper costume. This would be a custom box. Light saber barbecue tongs. I did not know this existed and there's a button that Give them light saber sound effects. [MUSIC] Another section of the warehouse includes custom packaging machines where teams of workers measure and cut packages specifically for items that don't fit the regular size boxes. It's stuff that ordinarily doesn't fit in any of the preset boxes we have. So, after the pickers pick the item, and the first person on the line, measures the item with a measuring tape or there's preset measuring measurements there. It's usually a lot of bigger stuff, or weirdly shaped objects, so we see a lot of grills, car seats, a lot of those. The custom boxing machine runs 24/7, and can make up to 200 boxes an hour. We wanna that one place you can goto find anything that you want. And if there's somebody out there that wants to buy an Israelian statue, we wanna be able to sell it to them. Amazon selling all these random stuff may seem a little strange, but it's part of ecommerce company's effort to get you to buy anything and everything online. This is Ben Fox Reuben for CNET. COM

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