Photos: A day in the life of an Amazon.co.uk order

Photos: A day in the life of an Amazon.co.uk order

Summary: You hit 'buy now' - and then what happens?

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  • You hit 'buy now' - and then what happens?

    07:20am It's early in the morning and I'm surfing Amazon.co.uk looking for something to buy before heading off to Milton Keynes to see that order processed.

    All photos: Will Sturgeon

  • As one of only six or so people left on the planet who hasn't read The Da Vinci Code, I decide it's time to bite the bullet and find out what all the fuss is about. The website says Amazon.co.uk has copies in stock right now, so I place the order. Then, while the order is processed in cyberspace, I head north to see what happens once the order appears on screen in the Amazon.co.uk distribution centre.

  • 10:15am Just off Junction 13 of the M1, a few miles outside Milton Keynes, is the vast Marston Gate distribution centre of Amazon.co.uk. Arriving by taxi I can see the building from about a mile away, which eases some of my concerns about whether I'll be able to find the place.

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