11/13/2012 09:57 am ET Updated Jan 13, 2013

Behind The Scenes At Amazon's Christmas Warehouse

What is the secret to delivering three million Christmas presents in one night, assuming you are not in possession of a team of flying reindeer?

"You need to be organised," Allan Lyall, Amazon's vice-president of European operations, tells me as we walk around a 550,000sq ft warehouse near Milton Keynes, two months before the busiest online shopping day of the year. "Last year, on our peak day, we had a truck dispatching every two minutes and 45 seconds."

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