Last updated July 18, 2017
There’s a new kind of Amazon facility in town – the sort center. Think of sort centers as waystations between Amazon Fulfillment Centers and the customers who receive your products. Sort centers are usually located in commercial hubs near where a large cluster of consumers live, such as near Atlanta or Chicago. Amazon implemented this distribution system to try and avoid shipping delays.
The very best thing about them, in my opinion, is that Amazon Sort Centers do not create sales tax nexus for FBAers.
As you’ll see from the map above, Amazon Sort Centers are, for the most part, located in states that already have an Amazon Fulfillment Center. So while Sort Centers don’t establish nexus, you still may have nexus in many Sort Center states. Read this helpful post if you have questions about selling on Amazon FBA and where you should charge your customers sales tax.
Ever wonder if that Amazon warehouse you see on your inventory report is a Fulfillment Center or Sort Center? Here’s the list of Amazon Sort Centers. You can find the list of Amazon Fulfillment Centers here.
Locations of Amazon Sort Centers
#OAK5 – 38811 Cherry St. Newark, CA 94560 – Alameda County
#ONT5/#ONT7 – 2020 E. Central Ave. San Bernadino, CA 92408 – San Bernadino County
Amazon sort center announced – 19799 E. 36th Dr., Aurora, CO 80011
#BDL5 – 29 Research Parkway, Wallingford, CT 06492
#MCO5/MCO1 – 205 Deen Still Rd. Davenport, FL 33897 – Polk County
#MIA5/MIA1 – 1900 NW 132nd Pl. Doral, FL 33182 – Miami-Dade County
Sort center announced for North Jacksonville, FL in 2017
#ATL6 — 4200 N Commerce Dr. East Point, GA 30344 – Fulton County
#ATL8 – 2201 Thornton Rd., Lithia Springs, GA 30122 – Douglas County
#MCI5 – 16851 W 113th St. Lenexa, KS 66219 – Johnson County
#CVG5 and #CVG7 – 2285 Litton Ln. Hebron, KY 41048 – Boone County
#BWI5 — 5501 Holabird Ave. Baltimore, MD 21224 — Baltimore County
#BOS5 – 1000 Tech Center Dr Stoughton, MA 02072
#DTW5 – 19991 Brownstown Center Dr. Brownstown, MI 48192
Small (26k square feet) Amazon facility slated for Troy, MI (may not be a sort center, so stay tuned for more info!)
#MSP5 – Shakopee, MN (Opened Aug 10, 2015)
#ACY5 – 2277 Center Square Rd. Swedesboro, Logan Township, NJ 08085
#EWR5 – 301 Blair Rd. Avenel, NJ 07001 – Middlesex County
#CLT1 – 7035 Northwinds Dr. Concord, NC 28027
#CLE5 – 2000 East Aurora, Twinsburg, OH 44087
#BNA5 – 50 Airways Blvd Nashville, TN 37217
#DFW8 – 2700 Regent Blvd. Dallas, TX 75261 – Dallas County
#HOU1 – 8120 Humble Westfield Rd. Humble, TX 77338
#SAT5 – 1410 S. Callaghan Rd., San Antonio, TX 78227
#RIC3 – 1901 Meadowville Technology Parkway Chester, VA 23836 – Chesterfield County (Same location as the Chester Fulfillment Center)
#MKE5 – 1121 Burlington Rd. Kenosha, WI 53144 – Kenosha County
Amazon doesn’t publicize a handy list of Amazon Sort Centers, so if you see one that we’re missing or notice something incorrect, just let us know in the comments!