Online retail giant Amazon plans to open a new Warehouse in Tilbury next Spring which will create around 1,500 permanent jobs.
The new posts are in addition to the 3,500 jobs Amazon has already committed to create within the UK this year.
The Office for National Statistics says online sales in the UK rose by 16.7% in July compared to the same period last year.
Ian Geddes, UK head of retail at Deloitte said: “The online market now accounts for 14.2% of all retail sales.
“Not only does this indicate a step up in online spending, but retailers also appear to be on the right path when it comes to engaging with the online consumer.”
Amazon has invested more than £4.6bn in the UK economy over the past six years.