AMAZON’S Gourock plant is gearing up for a potentially record-breaking Christmas rush — and the online giant is offering to help customers to choose gifts.

Gourock general manager Gavin Morrison, centre, said they have launched a new ‘gift finder’ service.

It sees people enter the interests of the person they are buying for, and a computer system will generate ideas.

Mr Morrison said: “We are also introducing gift bags this year for people who request them.

“These are examples of how we are doing our best to get closer to our customers and make this the best Christmas ever for Amazon at Gourock.”

Amazon is creating a thousand temporary jobs in Gourock to cope with seasonal demand at the Faulds Park centre, which is big enough to cover five football pitches, and some of them may be taken on as full-time staff in addition to the 400 permanent employees to help pick, pack and ship festive orders.

Mr Morrison said: “Seasonal workers play an integral role in helping us deliver an exceptional experience for our customers during the Christmas season.

“We plan all year round for the festive period, and the increase in people, to provide a positive work environment with a series of fun events that can be enjoyed by everyone on the site, including a free Christmas dinner.”

The Gourock centre, which opened in July 2004, supplies chocolates, sweets, biscuits, pet food, books, dvds, cds and various electronic devices.

Mr Morrison said the top sellers this year are the Amazon Echo, a hands-free speaker you control with your voice, and Firestick, a small device that plugs into a TV to ‘stream’ programmes over the internet.