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Local Amazon fulfillment center prepared for busy Cyber Monday

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PHOENIX -

It's Cyber Monday, the busiest day of the year for online shopping.

Some valley workers will be working hard to keep up with Monday's orders.

Amazon.com's fulfillment center in Phoenix is the biggest in the country, and workers there are going to be busy on Monday.

Last year on Cyber Monday, Amazon.com sold about 300 items per second.

Workers at the fulfillment center are getting items boxed and ready to be delivered.

Monday is Amazon's busiest day of the year.

The bins are stacked, ready and waiting.

So while shoppers click away, "elves" will be working at full speed to grab items like tablets, laptops, and DVD's off shelves, send them to other workers who will box them and then seal and send them off.

They'll be shipping to 197 countries out of their Phoenix building this holiday season.

"[Cyber Monday's] shift well have about 2,200 people in this building, not just pulling items off shelves into boxes, but pulling items off of trucks to get to shelves so that we can get those onto boxes and into doorsteps," said Craig Berman, with Amazon.com.

Nationwide, the company hired 70,000 seasonal employees to keep up with the orders this year and many will keep their jobs and eventually become full-time employees.

Some of the deals amazon is offering Monday are a Barbie dream house 50 percent off, a Dyson vacuum cleaner 50 percent off and a touch screen laptop will go for $199.

Amazon.com says it's considering using drone aircraft for deliveries.

The online retailer says it's working on its Prime Air project in its research and development labs. It says the idea is that the delivery system would be able to get purchases to customers in less than 30 minutes through the use of the unmanned aircraft.

The project was first reported Sunday by CBS' "60 Minutes."

But Amazon.com Inc. says it will take years to advance the needed technology and for the needed federal Aviation Administration rules and regulations to be created.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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