Amazon India today announced the expansion of its fulfilment network in Karnataka with the launch of a new specialized fulfilment centre –the largest in India. With the storage capacity of more than 1.2 million cubic feet, the new fulfilment centre is specialised to store and process customer orders from the large appliances and furniture category. With this infrastructure expansion, Amazon.in will now offer storage capacity of more than 4 million cubic feet across 4 fulfilment centres to its close to 35,000 sellers in Karnataka.
The fulfilment centre was virtually inaugurated by Shri. B.S Yediyurappa, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Karnataka along with Amit Agarwal, Senior Vice President, Amazon India and Akhil Saxena, VP, Customer Fulfilment Operations, APAC, MENA & LATAM, Amazon India and other members of Amazon India Leadership. With this expansion, Amazon India will continue to provide a delightful experience to its customers and sellers ahead of the much-anticipated festive season.
The fresh investment by Amazon in India will create more job opportunities for local youth and also enable these MSMEs to sell their “Made-in-Karnataka” products all over India and the world.
“Our continued investment in infrastructure and technology is a testament to our long term commitment to the State of Karnataka. We are happy to expand our existing infrastructure to support small businesses and have a significant multiplier impact on local economy. The expanded fulfilment network will create thousands of work opportunities and further boost ancillary businesses in the State. At Amazon, we continue to invent on behalf of our customers and this festive season our priority is to ensure health and safety of our associates, partners and customers” said Akhil Saxena, VP, Customer Fulfilment Operations, APAC, MENA & LATAM.
Hon'ble Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri. B.S Yediyurappa said “E-commerce companies like Amazon have complemented government’s efforts in not only meeting the needs of customers by safely delivering essentials but also MSMEs which moved online to grow and expand their businesses during the pandemic.”
He further added “The fresh investment by Amazon in India will create more job opportunities for local youth and also enable these MSMEs to sell their “Made-in-Karnataka” products all over India and the world.”
Inaugurated the Amazon Fulfillment Center in a virtual event today. E-commerce firms are playing a vital role in the growth of MSMEs by providing online marketplace for their goods besides delivering essentials to people at their doorsteps especially during this pandemic. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/T9yEo5j7nj— B.S. Yediyurappa (@BSYBJP) October 8, 2020
Amazon has one of the most advanced fulfilment networks in the world, and sellers in India have been benefitting from Amazon’s expertise in fulfilment, reliable nationwide delivery and customer service. The new specialised FC in Karnataka will help ensure that customers can enjoy festive shopping from the comfort and safety of their homes. Amazon also supports local entrepreneurs and businesses in Karnataka, with programs that enable part-time and full-time delivery opportunities. Amazon India has thousands of Flex partners, hundreds of ‘I Have Space’ stores as well as close to 140 Amazon-owned and Delivery Service Partners stations, in Karnataka.
Amazon India’s commitment to Karnataka:
· 4 Fulfilment centres in Karnataka with more than 4 million cubic feet of storage space.
· 3 Sort Centres in the State with more than 3 lakh square feet of sortation area.
· Strong delivery network with close to 140 Amazon-owned and Delivery Service Partner stations in Karnataka.
· Close to 35,000 sellers in Karnataka.
· Thousands of ‘I Have Space’ stores in Karnataka.
· Top categories include – Smartphones, large appliances, fashion, consumer electronics and grocery.
The expansion in Karnataka is a part of the company’s plans announced in July 2020 to add 10 new Fulfilment Centres and expand 7 existing sites, across India. Amazon India places tremendous value and focus on the well-being and safety of its people across its operations network and its customers. Amazon India will continue to work closely with the health officials and in line with Amazon’s global standards has already implemented close to 100 changes in its operational processes, including social distancing and daily temperature checks on entry and exit at the work site for the health and safety of its people.