E-commerce company Amazon.in on Tuesday said it is set to double its storage capacity with the addition of 14 new fulfilment centres (FCs) in 2017 in India, including the recently announced seven specialised ones for large appliances and furniture.

“We are excited to announce our plans for 2017 which will double our storage capacity to support this exponential growth of Amazon.in. We recently announced seven FCs dedicated to large appliances and furniture and with this capacity doubling, we will now see 41 FCs in India for 2017,”

Akhil Saxena, vice president, India customer fulfilment, Amazon India, said in a statement.

“These 41 FCs will bring us closer to our customers and enable thousands of small and medium businesses to fulfil their orders in a cost-efficient manner. With close to 5,000 new jobs created by these 14 new FCs, we continue to remain committed to investing in infrastructure and technology in India.”

As per an official statement, Amazon will open the new FCs in states including Telangana, Haryana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh to support its regular business. The centres will be fully operational by the end of the current quarter.

The company’s FCs will cover a total area of close to 4 million square feet and offer a storage capacity of over 13 million cubic feet.

In addition to this, the company has also doubled its storage capacity of its existing FC in Ahmedabad and has increased the capacity of its Delhi FC by 6 times to cater to increasing demand.

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