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Flipkart opens 3 new fulfilment and sortation centres in Karnataka

September 6, 2021: Flipkart has strengthened its supply chain network in Karnataka with the addition of three new facilities ahead of the upcoming festive season.

Flipkart opens 3 new fulfilment and sortation centres in Karnataka
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September 6, 2021: Flipkart has strengthened its supply chain network in Karnataka with the addition of three new facilities ahead of the upcoming festive season.

“These new fulfilment centres will help create deeper capabilities to support thousands of sellers, MSMEs, small farmers from the state to cater to the growing customer demand, create more employment opportunities while enabling faster deliveries for consumers,” reads the release.

Fulfilment centres are specialized facilities where products are received from sellers across the region, processed and packed and then sent to sortation centres and delivery hubs for delivery to the customers. These new facilities will serve sellers of large appliances, furniture, mobiles, apparel and electronics and are located in Kolar, Hubli and Anekal. Collectively spread across nearly 7 lakh square feet, the facilities have a storage capacity of 15.6 lac cubic feet helping more than 10,500 sellers.

Union minister for parliamentary affairs Pralhad Joshi said, " The supply chain infrastructure expansion in the state including North Karnataka, will spur economic activity and create large scale entrepreneurship and employment opportunities in the state and we assure Flipkart of the full support of the government in its endeavour.”

Flipkart has nine supply chain facilities, including fulfilment and sortation hubs in Karnataka spread across nearly 23 lakh square feet area, creating more than 26,000 direct and indirect job opportunities.

With the region witnessing robust demand for e-commerce services, the addition of new facilities will also augment Flipkart’s capabilities to take the value of e-commerce to thousands of sellers from the state and millions of first-time e-commerce customers across the country.

Rajneesh Kumar, chief corporate affairs officer at Flipkart Group, said, “The new state-of-the-art facilities will help in fueling economic growth while setting a benchmark in the industry and make Karnataka even more attractive for e-commerce operations for all stakeholders, including sellers, MSMEs, small farmers, Kiranas and artisans.”

Over the past few years, Karnataka has emerged as a strong market for e-commerce with lakhs of new customers, sellers and kirana partners turning to e-commerce to meet their requirements while making use of the entrepreneurship opportunities it offers.


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