This Crazy Sea of Packages Is Santa's Real Warehouse

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Madness. That's what Amazon's warehouses are during the holiday shopping season. Take a look at these images. While I've seen others in the past, this angle of one of their warehouses is particularly striking. Endless sea of packages never ends!

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This is like the last scene of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Except nothing is lost here: a tracking system knows where everything is at any given time with absolute precision.

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Illustration for article titled This Crazy Sea of Packages Is Santas Real Warehouse

The madness also goes vertical, floor after floor of shelves stacked upon each other.

Illustration for article titled This Crazy Sea of Packages Is Santas Real Warehouse

Imagine these shelves multiplied by tens of thousands in warehouses all around the United States and the world. Hundreds of packages per second getting out to satisfy our apparently insatiable hunger for things made of plastic, paper and metal. [Coudal]

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HardyRekshin
HardyRekshin

I feel like that warehouse utilization is very inefficient.

Wouldn't it make more sense to build more 'floors' to handle more goods?