Doncaster’s Amazon depot gear up for Christmas cracker

Staff at the Amazon Depot in Doncaster prepare for the busiest period of the year.  Picture: Malcolm Billingham
Staff at the Amazon Depot in Doncaster prepare for the busiest period of the year. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Staff at Doncaster’s Amazon depot are gearing up for their busiest day of the year - so called Cyber Monday, the day when Brits do the most online shopping in the run-up to the festive period.

The huge depot on Water Vole Way will ship thousands of items to homes across the UK over the coming weeks and extra staff have been taken on to cope with the demand, which is expected to peak on December 2. Last year, orders for 3.5 million items were placed by customers - an average of 44 a second. Pictured is packer Inese Sproge of Belle Vue.