Test Your Atlanta Order Fulfillment Services Expertise

November 3, 2020 by Amware Fulfillment

If you could only pick one East-region city for U.S. eCommerce order fulfillment, which one should it be – and why?

We’ll give you a hint. It starts with A, rhymes with “Santa,” and is already home to a massive parcel delivery infrastructure.

Welcome to Atlanta. You know it as the home of the Braves, CNN, Delta Airlines and a thriving movie industry. But how much do you really know about Atlanta’s order fulfillment services industry and how it can help your growing business?

Try your hand at this brief test to find out.

1. What is Atlanta’s current population, and what does that mean for same-day delivery efficiency?

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    1 million
  2. 2 million
  3. 6 million
  4. 10 million



C. At 6 million residents, Atlanta is the country’s ninth-largest metro area, making it incredibly easy to provide same-day delivery to a vast number of local consumers.


2. Which of the following cities is not located within a day’s drive of Atlanta?

  1. Orlando, Florida
  2. New Orleans, Louisiana
  3. Memphis, Tennessee
  4. Charleston, South Carolina
  5. Chicago, Illinois


E. Chicago, Illinois. All of these other metro areas can be reached in eight hours or less – as can many additional ones throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. (No wonder so many eTailers use Atlanta order fulfillment services to help meet their same- or next-day parcel delivery needs.)


3. True or false: It’s possible to reach the entire U.S. population from Atlanta via truck within two days or less.

  1. True
  2. False


B. False. Trucks hauling freight from Atlanta can “only” reach 80% of the US population within two days.


4. True or false: The UPS Superhub in Atlanta can process 100,000 packages in a single hour.

  1. True
  2. False


A. True. The 1.2-million-square-foot facility has an extraordinary throughput thanks to 18 miles of conveyors and approximately 3,000 full-time and part-time employees. In fact, it’s UPS’s second-largest ground facility in the country. Atlanta is also home to UPS’s world headquarters


5. Is it true that Fed Ex is also headquartered in Atlanta?

  1. Yes
  2. No


B – No. But FedEx does have significant operations there, including one of its SmartPost hubs.   In fact, all of the country’s major parcel carriers have a significant Atlanta presence, and many use the city to pilot their newest service offerings.


6. Which of the following eCommerce or parcel handling giants just made a significant expansion in Atlanta?

  1. UPS
  2. DHL eCommerce
  3. Fed Ex
  4. United States Postal Service


B. DHL eCommerce. In late September, it announced plans to open its first fully owned U.S. distribution center in Atlanta. Once it’s up and running, the new facility will be able to process as many as 30,000 parcels per hour.


7. How much square footage does Amazon currently operate in Atlanta?

  1. 1 million
  2. 5 million
  3. 13 million
  4. 20 million
  5. 30 million


C. 13 million. This is nearly double the amount that Amazon operated at this time last year, because the company clearly knows a great location when it sees one. Amazon also reportedly plans to open several more delivery stations in Atlanta in the near future.


8. According to CBRE’s latest Industrial & Logistics Real Estate research report, Atlanta is just one of two major markets that ranks in the top three for industrial square footage under construction and net industrial real estate absorption. What’s the other one?

  1. Inland Empire in Southern California
  2. Dallas-Ft. Worth
  3. Reno
  4. Indianapolis
  5. Phoenix


B. Dallas-Ft. Worth. Right now Atlanta is ranked first for industrial real estate under construction, with 24.8 million square feet due to be completed soon, and third for net absorption, with 13.2 million square feet . What’s more, the city already has more than 600 million square feet of existing industrial building inventory, although much of it is spoken for.


9. While it may not be a coastal city, Atlanta is still less than six hours away from many busy seaports, including the following. Which port is it closest to?

  1. Port Of Savannah
  2. Port Of Charleston
  3. Jacksonville Port Authority
  4. Port Of Brunswick
  5. Port Of Mobile


A. Port of Savannah. Just 250 miles away, Atlanta is an easy drive away from this busy port, which has become North America’s fastest growing single-container terminal. So if you’re an importer and need an economical location to fulfill B2C orders, you know where to look.


So how’d you do? Did you score well enough to earn an ice-cold Coca Cola and a trip to the Varsity? Or do you need to check out some additional Atlanta logistics facts and figures from the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the Georgia Department of Economic Development?

Either way, feel free to contact Amware Fulfillment if you’d like to explore the many operational advantages of Atlanta order fulfillment services. We’re headquartered in Atlanta and currently operate four Atlanta-area distribution centers.


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