Amazon revs up Cyber Monday at South Florida facility

OPA-LOCKA, FLA. (WSVN) - Cyber Monday has holiday shoppers surfing through online deals galore, especially on Amazon.

7News toured one of Amazon’s facilities in Opa-Locka with a look at how employees are taking on the busiest holiday shopping day of the year.

Shoppers who didn’t want to get caught in the middle of Black Friday drama wait until Cyber Monday specifically to buy every item on their list, and Amazon is waiting for customers to flock online to buy those items.

“This place is basically the North Pole. We have thousands of deals today at amazon.com/cybermonday, and it ranges from everything,” Kolpack said, “so toys, electronics, luxury beauty, fashions, sports, outdoors, whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to get your gift list done basically today.”

Thousands of employees, computers and robots are working around the clock to get their customers’ packages to their front door as soon as they click purchase.

“As you can see, things are really going around here. It’s basically our Super Bowl,” Amazon spokesperson Saige Kolpack said.

In 2018, Cyber Monday was Amazon’s largest shopping day in its history with this year’s Black Friday being its largest ever.

Amazon said they expect to continue that trend Monday with some massive deals catered to their customers.

This year, some of the most popular items include Amazon’s smart devices, clothes and kitchen appliances, and you don’t have to wait long to get them.

“To be able to order something and get it that day is really great,” Kolpack said.

Amazon expects a huge turnout from online shoppers. According to the National Retail Federation, nearly 70 million people plan to shop online before Cyber Monday comes to a close.

For those who can’t purchase anything on Cyber Monday, Amazon will still be pushing out holiday deals throughout the holiday season.

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