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  1. Amazon India opens warehouse for eastern India in Kolkata

Amazon India opens warehouse for eastern India in Kolkata

Amazon India, on Thursday said it has inaugurated its first fulfillment centre in West Bengal to cater to the entire Eastern region.

By: | Kolkata | Updated: October 1, 2015 9:37 PM
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The new centre comes weeks after Amazon extended its payment and logistics solutions to other e-commerce firms. (Reuters)

Amazon India, on Thursday said it has inaugurated its first fulfillment centre in West Bengal to cater to the entire Eastern region. The fulfillment centre, or warehouse, spread over 83,000 square feet, at Srirampore in Bengal’s Hooghly district, has a storage capacity of over two lakh cubic feet.

The e-commerce company said the new fulfilment centre will ensure faster product delivery to sellers and consumers in the region. Over 100 sellers from across the country have already registered at the facility, it said. With the new warehouse in the West Bengal, Amazon.in now has as many as 21 Fulfilment Centres across India.

The new centre comes weeks after Amazon extended its payment and logistics solutions to other e-commerce firms. Amazon’s logistics solutions, includes handling products on behalf of sellers and ensuring it reaches the consumer, from its own warehouses.

Amazon extends payments, logistics solutions to other firms

“The new facility will allow us to offer Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) service to thousands of small and medium entrepreneurs in the region and help them gain access to customers across the country,” Amazon India director operations Akhil Saxena said.

By opting for the FBA service, a seller can story his products in Amazon’s warehouse and the company packs and delivers the orders to customers.

“Through the FBA service we give more selections (products) to the customers. The FBA model helps sellers to reduce the price by improving efficiency. And customers get faster delivery of products,” a senior company official said.

The online retailer said the warehouse facility would enable local small and medium enterprises to leverage its platform and nationwide delivery system. The fulfilment centres are operational in ten states with a total storage capacity of over five million cubic feet.

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    Binay
    Jul 25, 2017 at 7:36 pm
    I need your location address of pickup store so I can placed my order because in this area711101 delivery cant be
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      Arka Podder
      Oct 28, 2015 at 3:06 pm
      @U.K.Das People living in the semi urban and rural areas already had the facility to buy products from amazon or other E commerce platforms . With the inauguration of this new F.C ( fulfillment center) sellers in West Bengal and adjacent areas now have the luxury to store their products in Amazon's warehouse(Fulfillment Center ) with as little hle as possible. The benefits of this Warehouse are as follows: 1>Focus on your core business We store your inventory and take care of shipping to your customers saving you time so that you can focus on your business. 2 Build trust Customers trust Amazon’s world-cl packaging, shipping, customer service and returns—and your b benefits. 3 Pay as you go FBA’s flexible rate structure means you only pay for the services you use—no additional subscription fees, no minimum units and no start-up fees. 4: No growing pains FBA can help you scale your operations flexibly and without new investments in capital and employees. We can handle a broad range of product types and large volumes helping you realize your big plans. 5: Keep customers coming back for more With FBA, we support customer service and returns for products sold on Amazon. Your products will be eligible for Free Delivery options available with Amazon. You can also easily send your products to Amazon’s fulfillment centers using Amazon trained transporters who can pick up products from your doorstep. 6: Cash on Delivery payments With Cash on Delivery being extensively used in India, you can fulfill your orders using Cash on Delivery facility through FBA. Note: F.B.A= Fulfillment by amazon . Thanks and Regards, Arka Podder
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        U.K.Das
        Oct 2, 2015 at 1:09 pm
        I think now we the people living in semi urban and rural area have the facilities regarding online buying from Amazon including COD facility.
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