Gearing up for the festive season, Amazon India today announced the launch of a specialized Fulfilment Centre (FC) in Tamil Nadu, along with the expansion of an existing FC. The new specialized FC will offer close to 7 lakh cubic feet of storage space, housing lakhs of products in the large appliance and furniture category. With this infrastructure expansion, Amazon.in will now offer storage capacity of close to 3 Million cubic feet across 5 fulfilment centres to its more than 43000 sellers in Tamil Nadu. The expansion will contribute to the economic growth in the State while creating thousands of work opportunities for locals.
“Tamil Nadu is an important market for us and we are delighted to further invest and expand our infrastructure in the State. This expansion will work as an enabler for SMBs in Tamil Nadu helping them with faster delivery of their proucts to a wider customer base. This festive season, health and safety of our associates and customers is of utmost priority while we work hard to deliver a delight shopping experience..” said, Abhinav Singh, Director – Amazon Transportation Services, Amazon India.
Mr. N. Muruganandam Principal Secretary Industries, Government of Tamil Nadu, said “Tamil Nadu provides the best infrastructure and eco-system for industries and service sector. Hon’ble Chief Minister has given clear instructions to all Government agencies to provide facilitation and support to all industrial and commercial establishments. We are happy to note that Amazon’s investment in Tamil Nadu will generate significant employment opportunities.”.
I am certain these Fulfillment Centres will push the agenda of Tamil Nadu’s economic growth forward. We are pleased to see Amazon enabling MSMEs of Tamil Nadu and fostering scalable growth opportunities for sellers.
The expansion in Tamil Nadu is a part of Amazon India’s recently announced plans to add 10 new Fulfilment Centres and expand 7 existing sites across India. It is also a part of Amazon’s continued focus on making e-commerce seamlessly accessible to every consumer and to help optimize the day-to-day operations for Amazon’s sellers.
Amazon India’s commitment to Tamil Nadu:
· 5 Fulfilment centres in Tamil Nadu with close to 3 Million cubic feet of storage space.
· 2 Sort Centres in the State with close to 75000 square feet of processing space.
· Strong delivery network with more than 120 Amazon-owned and Delivery Service partner stations in Tamil Nadu
· More than 43000 sellers in Tamil Nadu
· Thousands of ‘I Have Space’ stores in Tamil Nadu
· Top categories include – Smartphones, large appliances, fashion, consumer electronics and grocery
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.
All customers on www.amazon.in and the Amazon mobile shopping app have easy and convenient access to over 200 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. They can also enjoy Amazon.in’s guaranteed next-day, two-day delivery and standard delivery on products fulfilled by Amazon.