Five big steps for Ama­zon

Global e-com­merce mag­nate Ama­zon has plans of open­ing up five new ful­fil­ment cen­tres in the coun­try. Once the cen­tres are in ac­tion, Ama­zon’s stor­age ca­pac­ity is ex­pected to in­crease to over half a mil­lion sq feet.

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the pre­vail­ing clout of e- com­merce busi­nesses, mainly dom­i­nated by In­dian play­ers, Ama­zon plans to es­tab­lish its foothold by com­ing up with five new ful­fil­ment cen­tres. Ama­zon al­ready has two such cen­tres in Mumbai and Ban­ga­lore. The new cen­tres will be set- up in Delhi, Chennai, Jaipur, Ahmed­abad and Tauru ( out­skirts of Gur­gaon).

These FCs are ware­houses from which Ama­zon ships prod­ucts to buy­ers across In­dia. With the in­creased stor­age space, Ama­zon plans to en­hance the on­line shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence for its cus­tomers in In­dia. The cen­tres will ful­fil the needs of re­tail­ers and small and medium- sized busi­nesses ( SMBs) in Haryana, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Gu­jarat and Ra­jasthan.

Amit Agar­wal, Vice-Pres­i­dent and Coun­try Man­ager, Ama­zon In­dia, said, “The launch of the five new ful­fil­ment cen­tres is part of our con­tin­ued in­vest­ment in pro­vid­ing re­li­able de­liv­ery and en­abling sell­ers to achieve na­tion­wide scale."

“With the open­ing of the new FCs, we will en­able many more SMEs in In­dia to take ad­van­tage of this ser­vice and help them ex­pand their on­line busi­ness”, said Amit Desh­pande, Direc­tor and GM Seller Ser­vices, Ama­zon In­dia.

E- com­merce busi­ness own­ers have been ag­gres­sively in­vest­ing in i nfras­truc­ture and lo­gis­tics to im­prove de­liv­ery time and qual­ity of ser­vice. The five new FCs will en­able a faster move­ment of goods, in turn, open­ing a way for next- day and same- day- de­liv­ery sys­tem.

Amit Agar­wal

vice pres­i­dent and coun­try man­ager, Ama­zon In­dia

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