Flipkart expands supply chain in Karnataka, launches 3 new fulfillment centres

Homegrown ecommerce marketplace Flipkart today announced the launch of three new fulfillment centres ahead of the upcoming festive season.

According to the company, The newly launched fulfillment centres will help create deeper capabilities to support thousands of sellers, MSMEs, small farmers from the state to cater to the growing customer demand, create more employment opportunities while enabling faster deliveries for consumers.

These three facilities located at Kolar, Hubli, and Anekal are collectively spread across nearly 7 lakh square feet with a 15.6 lakh cubic feet storage capacity that will help more than 10,500 sellers on its marketplace.

Additionally, This will also help in creating 14,000 direct and indirect job opportunities for the state.

The facilities were inaugurated in a virtual session by Shri Pralhad Joshi, Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha, from the Dharwad Lok Sabha constituency in Karnataka.

Speaking on the development, Rajneesh Kumar, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Flipkart Group, said, “As a committed corporate citizen, our endeavour is to create value for all our stakeholders as we onboard lakhs of MSMEs and small sellers to serve millions of consumers from all the country.”

“The new state-of-the-art facilities will help in fueling economic growth while setting a benchmark in the industry and make Karnataka even more attractive for e-commerce operations for all stakeholders, including sellers, MSMEs, small farmers, Kiranas, and artisans.”

As of now, Flipkart has nine supply chain facilities, including fulfillment and sortation hubs in Karnataka spread across nearly 23 lakh square feet area, creating more than 26,000 direct and indirect jobs for the people in the state.

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