E-commerce firm Amazon.com is planning to expand its warehouse network by opening a new fulfillment center in Dallas, in the US state of Texas.

The move, which comes in response to increasing consumer demand, is expected to create hundreds of jobs.

The new warehouse will be an addition to retailer’s existing warehouses in Coppell, Haslet, and Schertz.

This 500,000ft2 fulfillment center will process smaller items, such as books, electronics and consumer goods.

Amazon North America vice president Mike Roth said: "We are proud to continue creating hundreds of new full-time jobs in Texas that offer wages 30 percent higher than traditional retail stores and include comprehensive benefits on day one, bonuses and stock awards.

"Our growth in Texas has been a team effort between the amazing workforce in the state and the incredible support we have received from local communities."

Since launching its first fulfillment center in Texas, Amazon has created over 3,500 full-time jobs and invested over $400m in the state.

The project is being developed in a joint venture bestween Clarion Partners and Trammell Crow Company.