Amazon to open 10 fulfilment centres in India

Amazon India has announced the opening of new Fulfilment Centers (FC) and the expansion of seven existing buildings in the country.

25 Jul 2020 | By WhatPackaging? Team

With this expansion, the company will have more than 60 FCs in 15 states

With this expansion, the company will have more than 60 FCs in 15 states with a total storage capacity of over 32 million cubic feet. “The increase in storage capacity is in line with our long-term commitment to invest in India and we are delighted to help Indian customers get everything they need while keeping our customers and our workforce safe. With the expanded network of more than 60 fulfilment centres, we look forward to creating thousands of job opportunities with competitive pay,” said Akhil Saxena, VP, customer fulfilment operations, APAC, MENA and LATAM, Amazon India.

The new FCs will be set up in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Patna, Lucknow, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ludhiana and Ahmedabad. The new openings and infrastructural additions will enable Amazon India’s fulfilment network to be spread across a floor area of more than 8 million.

“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,” he said.

The expansion is designed to deliver a faster and consistent experience to its customers and sellers across the country. All new fulfilment centres will be operational before the festive season. 

Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog, said, “In these challenging times and in the post Covid-19 era, eCommerce 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 eCommerce 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.”

He added, “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.”

Amazon has also recently introduced Receive Centres as product collection points where sellers can ship their products for further distribution across its fulfilment network in India.