Ahead of Prime Day, Amazon announces increase in storage capacity by 40%

Ahead of Prime Day’s sale, Amazon India today announced it is expanding its fulfillment network in the country with the opening of 11 new warehouses and the expansion of nine existing facilities, resulting in a nearly 40% increase in storage capacity ahead of the holiday season.

According to a statement, these fulfillment centers (FCs) are spread across Maharashtra, Bihar, Gujarat, Assam, Rajasthan, Punjab, Delhi, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka.

Amazon India’s fulfillment centers are developed with cutting-edge technology and energy-efficient building systems to reduce energy consumption thus making it sustainable. solar panels generate solar energy for the structures.

Rainwater collection tanks, recharge wells to refill water into aquifers, sewage treatment facilities, and ultra-low water efficiency fixtures are all part of most buildings’ net water zero design. As Amazon India strives to hire a diverse workforce and make the workplace more inclusive, fulfillment centers are being developed to make these workplaces accessible to people with disabilities.

Akhil Saxena, VP of Customer Fulfillment Operations for APAC, MENA, and LATAM, said:

“The rapid expansion of our fulfillment network accelerates on our commitment to serve and empower small and medium businesses in India and customers.  With the increased storage capacity of 43 million cubic feet, we will continue to seamlessly cater to the growing demand of our customers, while offering a better experience with a wider selection and faster delivery.” 

“This expansion will also provide a fillip to the ancillary businesses who support us including those involved in packaging, logistics, and transportation, amongst others while creating meaningful work opportunities across the country,” he adds.

Amazon has built one of the most advanced fulfillment networks in the world, and Indian sellers have benefited from Amazon’s fulfillment, nationwide delivery, and customer support experience. Sellers across India send their products to Amazon’s fulfillment centers (FCs), and after an order is placed, Amazon picks, packs, and ships the purchase to the buyer, as well as providing customer care and managing returns on behalf of the sellers.

“E-commerce has played a crucial role throughout the pandemic by supporting people, small businesses, and creating thousands of local job opportunities. I am happy to see the focussed investments by Amazon across Indian states in building and scaling the state-of-the-art infrastructure,” Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant stated.

“This will play a critical role in supporting MSMEs to jump-start from the economic disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic and accelerate their journey towards being digital entrepreneurs. The future is digital & our MSMEs must become drivers of this growth. My best wishes to all the Indian MSMEs & Amazon for being committed to the agenda of building a dynamic, vibrant and resilient Digital India,” he adds.

Also Read:

Follow IndianStartupNews on FacebookInstagramTwitter for the latest updates from the startup ecosystem.

Recent Stories

More On IndianStartupNews