RUSKIN (CBSMiami/AP) – Amazon has opened its second regional fulfillment center in Florida.
The Seattle-based company said the new Ruskin center shipped its first item on September 24th, to a customer in New York; a Disney Frozen doll.READ MORE: Living Large: 1000 Museum Boasts Penthouse With South Florida's Only Helipad
At the 1-million-square-foot Hillsborough County warehouse, employees will pick, pack and ship small items, such as books, DVDs and other consumer goods.
Amazon’s first Florida fulfillment center opened August in Polk County. While the Ruskin facility handles small goods, the Lakeland center handles bigger items.READ MORE: 'To Police Well, You Have To Be Well Yourself:' Program Addresses Officer Mental Health
As part of a deal with Florida officials to bring a physical presence to the state, Amazon has been collecting Florida’s 6 percent sales tax from residents since May.
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