Robbinsville Township facility 1st Amazon robotic site to open in New Jersey
Cyber Monday for Amazon actually began on Saturday with bargains on toys and electronics, clothing, skincare and more.
"Cyber Monday is a huge day for us. We have millions of deals. We have deals that are dropping every five minutes," said Sam Fisher, with Amazon.
Operations have been ramping up for the holidays as Amazon plans to hire 250,000 additional people throughout the U.S. for full-time, seasonal and part-time roles to support the holiday season. That includes more than 18,000 people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania combined.
Thousands of employees work at the Robbinsville Township site in New Jersey, in what they call the first mile of the parcel's journey. The 1.2 million square foot facility is about the size of 28 football fields.
"When you go buy an item, one of our pickers takes an item off the pod, puts it in a tote, then it gets shipped down to our packing station," said Verena Gross, with Amazon.
Robots and technology also play a big role. There are several thousands of them at the Robbinsville Township site alone - making it the first Amazon robotics site to open in New Jersey.
There are 750,000 robots across Amazon. The company stated that technology and robotics teams have improved their workplace and helped deliver better prices, selection and convenience for customers.
"For the over 400 million products in our store daily, we use AI to forecast demand to determine what quantities of products we should put in what locations so customers can get their items as fast as possible," Gross said.
From electronics to home, fashion and beauty, shoppers have been scouring the sites looking for the best deals.
As far as the top deals you will see on Amazon, you can save up to 35% on select Amazon devices, including Echo Studio. They also have up to 30% off select Peloton products and select Fisher-Price toys, and up to 46% on select Instant Pot kitchen appliances.
Various retailers have been advertising holiday deals since October and even after Cyber Monday is over, different deals will come up.