Sprucing up its infrastructure capability before festive season Amazon has unveiled its largest fulfilment center in Shamshabad near Hyderabad. Covering over 400,000 square feet with close to 2.1 million cubic feet of storage space, the center is the fifth fulfilment centre in Telangana and the largest in India.
The online retailer claims to ramp up storage capacity to 3.2 million cubic feet in Telangana to enable faster deliveries in the region. The center will enable thousands of small and medium businesses selling locally created products such as apparels, handlooms and handicrafts to service customers efficiently.
“With the launch of our largest fulfillment center here in Telangana, we strongly believe that we will be able to better serve our customers with one-day and two-day delivery. The fulfillment centre will enable sellers to use local infrastructure, save capital and help them grow their businesses,” said Akhil Saxena, Vice President, India Customer Fulfillment, Amazon India.
Over the past two years Amazon has been aggressively investing in setting up fulfillment centres across the country to ensure speedy delivery to consumers. It has over 42 warehouses and 32 fulfilment centres across 13 states.
This is the eighth fulfillment centres launched by Amazon this year. Last month, it opened fulfillment center in Ahmedabad while in May 2017 it opened new fulfillment centres in Telangana, Haryana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh.
For expanding its logistics footprint in the country Amazon is pouring in Rs 400 crore more into its Indian logistics arm.
Currently, 90 per cent of Amazon’s 2 lakh plus sellers use its logistics services. Amazon India has been scaling up its warehousing and fulfillment network to cater to specialised lines of business, including heavy and bulky categories such as furniture and large appliances, and for its foray into food retail and FMCG play.