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Cyber Monday hits San Bernardino

Amazon.com’s fulfillment center in San Bernardino was in full-swing on Cyber Monday, traditionally the busiest day of the year for online sales.

Internet shoppers placed 426 orders per second on Cyber Monday in 2013, and Amazon.com officials expected to top that pace this year, according to multiple published reports.

The online shopping giant operates five fulfillment centers in California, including its San Bernardino facility, which covers about 1.2 million square feet and employs approximately 2,000 people during the holiday shopping season.

The three-story operation handles small to medium-sized goods, while its Redlands facility handles larger items like television sets and furniture, according to the reports.

An estimated 127 million people nationwide were expected to shop online Monday, a drop of about five million online shoppers year-over-year, according to the National Retail Federation.

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