Amazon expands India operations in preparation for grand shopping festival
The company has expanded its fulfilment storage capacity by 40%.
Amazon India has invested heavily and significantly expanded its operations network to enable faster shopping experience for customers across the country in preparation for its Great Indian Festival promo, according to a press release.
The company has expanded its fulfillment network in India this year and has increased its storage capacity by 40% with more than 60 fulfilment centers in 15 states, allowing more than 80% customers to receive their orders in 1-2 days.
This includes the expansion and launch of new exclusive fulfilment centres for large appliances and furniture categories in cities such as Gurgaon, Patna, Ahmedabad, Coimbatore, Lucknow and Hyderabad.
It has also expanded its network designed to provide the specialized infrastructure for online grocery Amazon Fresh, doubling its processing capacity from last year with more than 35 such specialized centres across 14 cities in India.
With this expansion, the company now has nearly 1 million square feet of dedicated space for the storage and fulfilment of tens of thousands of curated items in the Amazon Fresh selection.
Amazon further launched new delivery stations in states like Uttarakhand, Assam, Gujarat and Karnataka to name a few. It now has more than 1850 Delivery stations both owned and operated by Amazon as well as Delivery Service Partners to further its direct reach.