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Amazon opens second Fulfilment Centre in Ahmedabad
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Oct '15
E-commerce major Amazon has opened a second Fulfilment Centre (FC), spread over 50,000 square feet with more than 170,000 cubic feet storage space in Bawla Taluka on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, it said in a press release.

The new FC will allow Amazon.in to offer its Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) service to the growing need of thousands of small and medium businesses in the region and empower them to gain access to and service customers across the country at significantly low operating costs. The two FCs together is now close to 200,000 cubic feet of storage area.

In time for the upcoming festive season including Navratri, the two FCs, will enable local SMEs to leverage Amazon's trusted platform and nationwide delivery thereby amplifying their reach beyond geographical boundaries. Ahmedabad based sellers, weavers and artisans involved in traditional textiles and local handicrafts too would be able to reach a wider set of customers and provide a delightful customer experience through this new FC.

The FC will also provide a fillip to the local economy by enabling the growth of ancillary businesses such as packaging, transportation, logistics and hospitality across the state, Amazon said.

More than 200 sellers across the state have already registered at this facility and many of them have started inbounding their products. Over 95 per cent of the sellers registered with this FC are from Gujarat and as many as 50 per cent of them are from Ahmedabad. The FC also has a large selection of apparels which are manufactured in Gujarat thereby giving an impetus to local manufacturing.

“Our world-class fulfillment infrastructure and customer service will allow Amazon to do the heavy lifting for sellers of all sizes across the region and help them grow profitably. We are committed to and look forward to partnering with the state government in transforming the lives of small and medium businesses across the state by giving them access to tools and technology that will empower their growth in the digital economy. Apart from immensely benefiting sellers, the FC will also enable faster and quicker delivery of products to consumers across the region” Akhil Saxena, Director Operations, Amazon India, said.

With over 21 FCs operational across 10 states in India with a total storage capacity of over five million cubic feet Amazon has invested substantially in creating logistics infrastructure in the country to help build a transformative customer experience for both buyers and sellers, the release said. (SH)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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