Ecommerce giant Amazon India today announced the expansion of its fulfillment network in Haryana with the launch of its 7th fulfillment centre in the state. According to the company, the newly launched Gurugram-based fulfillment centre has a storage capacity of close to 2 million cubic feet.
This will house tens of thousands of products in the large appliances category consisting of air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines & TVs and from a vast selection of products in the furniture category, the company said in a statement.
Following this, the e-commerce giant now has seven giant fulfillment centres in Haryana, spread across a floor area of close to 1.5 million square feet that is offering more than 6 million cubic feet of storage space to more than 45,000 sellers.
This expansion will help the company in creating direct and indirect work opportunities for the locals in the state while ensuring reliable, faster, and safer deliveries of customer orders, the statement said. The workers will also have the opportunities to learn and grow with training and upskilling opportunities, it aads.
Speaking on the launch, Abhinav Singh, Director, Amazon Transportation Services, Amazon India, said: “The new Fulfilment Centre will provide an impetus to the local economy and create sustainable livelihood opportunities.”
He further said Infrastructure expansion is a key focus of their company’s vision to make e-commerce a part of everyday life, especially during the festivals- when faster fulfillment and wider reach while being safety-centric are of immense value to our customers and sellers.
The development is a part of Amazon India’s plans to increase its pan-India fulfillment network by close to 40% to provide a total storage capacity of 43 million cubic feet to its sellers in 2021. The company previously announced the expansion of its fulfillment network in Telangana.
Apart from FC centres, Amazon currently has 4 sort centres in the state with more than 5 lakh square feet of sortation area, in which its top product categories include large appliances, consumer electronics, fashion, smartphones, and grocery.