Amazon plans to open 1,500 warehouses in the US suburbs

The largest American retailer Amazon.com Inc. is set to open about 1,500 small warehouses across the US, many of which will be located in the suburbs as this raises the stakes against Walmart.

The Seattle-based retail giant was unable to keep up with demand for staples like toilet paper and milk during the pandemic. The network is now ramping up its delivery capabilities by opening new storage and delivery centers in smaller towns and suburbs, according to a Bloomberg report. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is investing billions in these new warehouses and improving the company’s transportation capabilities.

Walmart recently launched Walmart Plus, its answer to Amazon Prime. But the competitor’s service costs $ 21 less than Amazon’s $ 119 annual subscription.