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.
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.
vice president and country manager, Amazon India