The ecommerce giant Amazon India has invested in six new fulfilment centres (FC’s) to meet the demands of its seller base in the country. New FCs will be set up in Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Jaipur and Mumbai.
Amazon India has taken up this initiative ahead of the upcoming festive season. The additional capacity will open up 5.5 million square feet of storage space for sellers on the marketplace, who use the fulfilled by Amazon service. Amazon India claims that close to 80% of its sellers use its fulfilment service.
With this step, Amazon would be able to offer its Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) service to several thousand more small & medium businesses. This would further help them to gain access to and service customers across the country at significantly low operating costs.
Akhil Saxena, vice-president, India customer fulfilment, Amazon India while talking about the development mentioned,
“We remain committed to investing in our fulfilment and logistics capability to enable and empower sellers to serve customers nationally at lower costs,”
He further added,
“Fulfilment Centres fulfil important needs of small and medium enterprises seeking markets and customers located all over India and lacking resources to create their captive distribution networks; local entrepreneurs seeking opportunities to provide goods and services; qualified and educated young workforce in remote and rural areas seeking employment and skill development,”