Amazon adds 200 new delivery stations to expand network in India
September 28, 2020: Amazon India today announced the expansion of its delivery network ahead of the festive season with close to 200 delivery stations and tens of thousands of delivery partners.
September 28, 2020: Amazon India today announced the expansion of its delivery network ahead of the festive season with close to 200 delivery stations and thousands of delivery partners.
The delivery stations include those operated by Delivery Service Partners and the same in many remote north-eastern towns such as Champhai, Kolasib, Lumding and Mokokchung. Amazon India has close to 250 Amazon-operated and 1500+ partner delivery stations run by 280+ entrepreneurs
Amazon’s Easy Ship
A programme that enables sellers from different parts of the country to leverage Amazon’s delivery network aims to help more than 6.5 lakh sellers in 2,500 cities and towns across the country this festive season.
I Have Space
The company has also strengthened its delivery programs as well with its flagship ‘I Have Space’ (IHS) programme, now comprising of more than 28,000 neighbourhood and Kirana stores in close to 350 cities. Under the ‘I Have Space’ program, Amazon India partners with local store owners to deliver products to customers within a 2 to 4 kilometres radius of their store, allowing them to supplement their regular income and generate more footfalls in their stores.
The company has also nearly doubled the reach of the Amazon Flex programme in the last four months, to now serving 65 cities in India. The growth of this program credits itself to the flexibility offered to delivery partners, allowing them to work according to their own schedules and earn supplemental income between ₹120-140 per hour, delivering Amazon packages.
Society pickup points
Marking an increased focus on contactless deliveries, Amazon India has also introduced ‘Society pickup points’ - a delivery format that caters to high-density residential societies in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad. This program offers both virtual pickup points and physical locations within housing complexes - either of which can be selected by customers during checkout, and deliveries are consolidated on specific days of the week for the convenience of customers.
Prakash Rochlani, director, last-mile operations, Amazon India said, “The recent expansion of our delivery programs has collectively furthered Amazon India’s goal to improve reach and provide a fast, safe and more seamless e-commerce experience ahead of the festive season. Our goal is to ensure customers across the country are able to get what they desire this festive season from the comfort of their home while prioritizing the safety of both our customers and delivery partners. We have worked hard to prepare our delivery network to enable safe, no-contact deliveries from all parts of the country."
Amazon Flex delivery program in 65 cities— Amazon India News (@AmazonNews_IN) September 28, 2020
200 added delivery stations
28,000 ‘I Have Space’ stores
We've significantly ramped-up our delivery network ahead of this festive season.
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