Amazon.in launches its First Fulfilment Centre in Andhra Pradesh
Vijayawada, July 13, 2018: Amazon.in today announced the launch of its First Fulfilment Centre (FC) in Andhra Pradesh ahead of Prime Day 2018. Spread over 20,000 square feet with close to 15,000 cubic feet of storage space, this new FC in Vijayawada will enable faster delivers to customers in the region and empower thousands of small & medium businesses to sell on Amazon.in. This FC is one of the five announced for 2018. Amazon India will exit 2018 with more than 50 fulfilment Centres in 13 states across the country with a combined storage space of close to 20 million cubic feet.
On the launch, Shri. J. Nivas, IAS, Commissioner, Vijayawada Municipal Corporation, Andhra Pradesh said, “Amazon India’s investment in Andhra Pradesh with the launch of their Fulfilment Centre signifies the growing interest of large global enterprises in the state. The FC will enable small & medium businesses selling locally created products such as handlooms and handicraft to service customers seamlessly across the country. It will also provide support to the local economy by enabling the growth of ancillary businesses such as packaging, transportation, logistics, and hospitality across the state. We are committed to enabling the ease of doing business and helping companies like Amazon.in to expand their presence in Andhra Pradesh”.
“In line with our vision to transform the way India buys and sells, we have been consistently investing in our infrastructure and delivery network, so we can increase our speed of delivery and provide a superior experience to both – customers and sellers. With the launch of our 1st fulfilment centre in Andhra Pradesh, we strongly believe that we will be able to better serve our customers with one-day & two-day delivery. The FC will enable sellers to use the local infrastructure, save capital and help them grow.” said Akhil Saxena, Vice President, Customer Fulfilment, Amazon India.
Amazon has one of the most advanced fulfilment networks in the world and sellers in India have been benefitting from Amazon’s expertise in fulfilment, reliable nationwide delivery and customer service. When using Fulfilment By Amazon (FBA), sellers across India send their products to Amazon’s FCs and once an order is placed, Amazon picks, packs & ships the order to the customer, provides customer service and manages returns on behalf of the sellers.
Sellers save money by replacing their upfront capital expense with low variable cost and pay only for the storage space they use and the orders that Amazon fulfils. Sellers always have the flexibility to choose the number of products they want to have fulfilled by Amazon and scale according to their business requirements. Currently, millions of products are available for immediate shipping through the network of Amazon’s FCs in India. This selection will only increase with the expanding FC footprint and benefit sellers and customers alike.
All customers on www.amazon.in and the Amazon mobile shopping app have an easy and convenient access to over 170 million products across hundreds of categories. They benefit from a safe and secure ordering experience, convenient electronic payments, Cash on Delivery, Amazon’s 24x7 customer service support, and a globally recognized and comprehensive 100% purchase protection provided by Amazon’s A-to-Z Guarantee.