I'm sure that most of the readers of BCCHardware have shopped at Amazon more than once. Why not? They have good prices, fast and affordable shipping and they often get your item out in the mail the same day. It's pretty incredible how they can pull this off, and we have a link today that shows the inside of one of their fulfillment centers as they walk us through the process. It is pretty awesome to see how few employees there are and how most of it is robotic.
Upon arrival, each new product is identified using a computer vision system that catalogues it rapidly, feeding its weight and dimensions into a central tracking system. At the heart of the building, items stored on tall, square shelves are kept stocked by humans working with a team of 2,000 squat orange robots.