Amazon to open 10 new fulfilment centres at Indian metros before festive season
July 23, 2020: Amazon India has today announced its plan to open and begin operations before the festive season of 10 new fulfilment centres (FCs) in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Patna and Ludhiana.
July 23, 2020: Amazon India has today announced its plan to open and begin operations before the festive season of 10 new fulfilment centres (FCs) in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Patna and Ludhiana. The company has also announced the expansion of 7 existing buildings.
Total capacity of Amazon India
With this expansion, Amazon will have more than 60 FCs in 15 states, with a total storage capacity of over 32 million cubic feet. The new FCs include the specialized network of FCs for large appliances and furniture category and receive centres. Amazon India’s fulfilment network will be spread across a floor area of more than 8 million square feet – more than the land size of 100 football fields, housing millions of items.
Akhil Saxena, VP, customer fulfilment operations, APAC, MENA & LATAM, Amazon India, said, “With the expanded network of more than 60 fulfilment centres, we look forward to creating thousands of job opportunities with competitive pay. Our investment in infrastructure and technology is to provide sellers with closer access to Amazon’s fulfilment offerings, customers with faster delivery on a wider selection of products and help ancillary businesses such as packaging, transportation and logistics.”
We're delighted to announce the expansion of the @amazonIN Fulfillment network with 10 new Fulfillment Centers across the country.— Amazon India News (@AmazonNews_IN) July 23, 2020
This will enable:
New job opportunities
Sellers to bring down their capital costs
Wider selection for customers
Faster Deliveries pic.twitter.com/4TdMkTWFtu
India is still at beginning of its e-com revolution
Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog, said, “In these challenging times and in post-Covid-19 era, e-commerce will be a key driver of India’s growth and job creation. Physical procurement will give way to digital transactions. India is still at the beginning of its e-commerce revolution. As this segment grows and expands Amazon should provide safe access to products for the people of India, work closely with our Kirana stores so that they also benefit from the expansion of market and support industries such as packaging, trucking and construction. All these will have a significant multiplier impact on India’s economy. I am happy to see the continued investment Amazon is making to infrastructure in India on a regular basis. I am also glad that it is providing market access to our MSME’s, craftsmen and artisans.”