Amazon India has invested in six new fulfillment centers that will be located in the cities of Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Jaipur and Mumbai, in anticipation of business in the upcoming festive season (late August to November). This move takes Amazon’s footprint across ten states.
Fulfillment by Amazon offers services to help businesses selling on the e-commerce platform expand. Such businesses pay to have Amazon store their inventory, deliver orders placed through the site and handle returns and customer services, reports CIPS.
The additional capacity will open up 5.5 million square feet of storage space for 80% of its sellers on the marketplace who use the Fulfilled by Amazon service.
” We remain committed to investing in our fulfillment and logistics capability to enable and empower sellers to serve customers nationally at lower costs,” said Akhil Saxena, Vice President, India Customer Fulfillment, Amazon India. “It stands testament to our larger commitment of making deep investments in the country and in turn creating opportunities for employment, growth and revenue generation for the government,” he added.