Amazon.in launches its Sixth Fulfilment Centre in Mumbai; Eighth Fulfilment Centre in Maharashtra
With a total storage capacity of close to 2.5 million cubic feet, Maharashtra becomes the State with the highest number of fulfilment centres in India
Eighth fulfilment centre in Maharashtra to support the 2X increase in selection now offered by sellers in the state
Mumbai, June 27, 2017: Amazon.in today announced the launch of its sixth Fulfilment Centre (FC) for Mumbai. Spread over nearly 90,000 square feet with over 300,000 cubic feet of storage space, this new Fulfilment Centre situated in Bhiwandi will empower thousands of small & medium businesses to leverage the growth of the digital economy and reach a wide customer base. Along with this regional FC, Amazon.in now has eight FCs in Maharashtra offering close to 2.5 million cubic feet of storage space for faster delivery to customers in the region. This is one of the seven recently announced fulfilment centers for this year. Amazon.in will exit 2017 with 41 operational Fulfilment Centres in 13 states across the country with a combined storage space of close to 13 million cubic feet.
On the occasion of the launch, Mr. Akhil Saxena, Vice President, India Customer Fulfilment, Amazon India, said “In line with our vision to transform the way India buys and sells, we have been consistently investing in enhancing our capabilities to provide superior experience to both – buyers and sellers. With the launch of our sixth Fulfilment Centre in Mumbai and eighth in Maharashtra, we strongly believe that we will be able to better serve our customers and also support our Prime promise of one-day & two-day delivery. Furthermore, for our sellers, the new FC will enable thousands of small & medium businesses to save money by replacing their upfront capital expense with low variable cost and pay only for the storage space they use and the orders that we fulfil.”
Talking about the impact on the ecosystem, Mr. Saxena added “Our Fulfilment Centre will provide local SMEs with a platform to sell their products to millions of customers and scale their business to greater heights. Selection offered from Mumbai sellers for immediate delivery has grown 120% this year as compared to last year. The FC will also create numerous employment opportunities for the youth in the space of ancillary businesses such as packaging, transportation, logistics, and hospitality across the state.”
Through these Fulfilment Centres with state-of-the-art infrastructure, Amazon.in will provide a delightful customer experience through Fulfilment By Amazon (FBA). When using FBA, sellers across India send their products to Amazon’s FCs and once an order is placed, Amazon picks, packs and ships the order to the customer, provides customer service and manages returns on behalf of the sellers. Orders fulfilled by Amazon are eligible for Cash on Delivery, Guaranteed Next-Day, Same Day, Release Day, Morning delivery and Sunday delivery. Sellers always have the flexibility to choose the number of products they want to have fulfilled by Amazon and scale according to their business requirements.
All consumers on www.amazon.in and the Amazon mobile shopping app have an easy and convenient access to over 100 million products across hundreds of categories. They benefit from a safe and secure ordering experience, convenient electronic payments, Cash on Delivery, Amazon’s 24x7 customer service support, and a globally recognized and comprehensive 100% purchase protection provided by Amazon’s A-to-Z Guarantee.
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