Amazon prepares for upcoming festive season; here’s how

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Chennai | Updated: July 8, 2016 7:20:00 AM

E-commerce major Amazon on Thursday announced that it has invested in six new fulfilment centres (FCs) in India to meet the growing needs of its fast-growing seller base in the country

E-commerce major Amazon on Thursday announced that it has invested in six new fulfilment centres (FCs) in India to meet the growing needs of its fast-growing seller base in the countryE-commerce major Amazon on Thursday announced that it has invested in six new fulfilment centres (FCs) in India to meet the growing needs of its fast-growing seller base in the country

E-commerce major Amazon on Thursday announced that it has invested in six new fulfilment centres (FCs) in India to meet the growing needs of its fast-growing seller base in the country. New FCs will be set up in Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Jaipur and Mumbai further expanding the company’s presence in the country and in preparation for the upcoming festive season. The company did not disclose the financial details of the investment.

With a total storage capacity of close to 7.5 million cubic feet, the FCs will enable thousands of sellers to grow profitably in India’s flourishing digital economy. In June last year, Amazon had opened its biggest FC in India at Kothur in Telangana.

The announcement comes close on the heels of Amazon India kicking off its 48 Hours Sale on Thursday where the online marketplace is offering discounts on smartphones and other electronic products. The sale will last till Friday.

Post launching of the new FCs, Amazon will have the largest storage space for an e-commerce company in India with its FCs operational across 10 states covering a total area of close to 2.5 million square feet with a 1.5X growth in storage capacity which is 7.5 million cubic feet of space, Amazon said in a statement.

“With the exponential growth of online shopping in India, we are glad to announce 6 new fulfilment centres in India. We remain committed to investing in our fulfilment and logistics capability to enable and empower sellers to serve customers nationally at lower costs. It stands testament to our larger commitment of making deep investments in the country and in turn creating opportunities for employment, growth and revenue generation for the government,” said Akhil Saxena, vice-president, India customer fulfilment, Amazon India.

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