opens its Largest Fulfilment Centre in India

Hyderabad, September 7, 2017: Amazon today announced the expansion of its infrastructure footprint opening its largest fulfilment center in India with the view to enhance customer experience just ahead of the festive season. Covering over 400,000 square feet with close to 2.1 million cubic feet of storage space, the center situated in Shamshabad near Hyderabad is the 5th fulfilment center in Telangana and the largest in India. Amazon has ramped up storage capacity to 3.2 million cubic feet in Telangana to enable faster deliveries to customers in the region.

On theoccasion of the launch, Honorable Minister of IT, Municipal Administration& Urban Development, Industries & Commerce, Public Enterprises, Sugar,Mines & Geology, NRI Affairs, Government of Telangana. Shri. K. T. Rama Raosaid, “Amazon India’s latest investment with the launch of their 5th FulfilmentCentre in Telangana, here in Shamshabad, Telangana evidently signifies thegrowing interest of large global enterprises in the state. The FC will enablethousands of small & medium businesses selling locally created productssuch as apparels, handlooms & handicraft to service customers seamlesslyacross the country & the globe. It will also fuel the growth of ancillarybusinesses such as packaging, transportation, logistics, and hospitality acrossthe state. We are committed to enabling the ease of doing business and enablingcompanies like to expand their presence in Telangana.” 

“Ourvision is to transform the way India buys and sells. At Amazon, we have beenconsistently investing in our infrastructure and delivery network, so we canincrease our speed of delivery and provide a superior experience to both –customers and sellers. With the launch of our largest fulfilment center here inTelangana, we strongly believe that we will be able to better serve ourcustomers with one-day & two-day delivery. The FC will enable sellers touse local infrastructure, save capital and help them grow theirbusinesses.” said AkhilSaxena, Vice President, India Customer Fulfilment, Amazon India. 

“OurFulfilment Centre will work closely with local communities, create numerousskilling and employment opportunities for thousands of youth. We continue towork with sellers in Telangana providing them with a marketplace to sell theirproducts to millions of customers and scale their business to greater heights.With more than 10,000 sellers in Telangana, the selection offered by sellers inthe state for immediate delivery has grown more than 120% this year as comparedto last year.” Akhil added. 

Speaking onthe occasion Mr. SGK Kishore, CEO-GHIAL said, “We are happyto welcome Amazon to Hyderabad and we thank them for choosing GMR HyderabadAirport City as the location for their largest Fulfilment Center in India. Wecongratulate Amazon on the opening of this fulfilment center, which we are surewill open up large direct employment opportunities & new economic growthavenues in the state of Telangana. We are also proud to have partnered withAmazon to build and deliver this technology-driven facility in record time. 

We aredeveloping a world class Airport City, which is the largest in India and set tobecome the engine of economic growth in the entire region. Being developed withthe world-class Hyderabad International Airport at its core, the HyderabadAirport City symbolises a resurgent India, which reflects the government’svision of driving economic growth supported by high quality infrastructure andmaximum ease of doing business. Amazon adds to the growing list of our marqueeclients.”

Leveragingits fulfilment centers with state-of-the-art infrastructure, Amazon provides adelightful customer experience through its program - Fulfilment By Amazon (FBA).When using FBA, sellers across India send their products to Amazon’s FCs andonce an order is placed, Amazon picks, packs, and ships the order to thecustomer, provides customer service and manages returns on behalf of thesellers. Orders fulfilled by Amazon are eligible for Cash on Delivery,Guaranteed Next-Day, Same Day, Release Day, Morning delivery and Sunday delivery.Sellers always have the flexibility to choose the number of products they wantto have fulfilled by Amazon and scale according to their business requirements. 

Allcustomers on andthe Amazon mobile shopping app have an easy and convenient access to over100 million products across hundreds of categories. They benefit from a safeand secure ordering experience, convenient electronic payments, Cash onDelivery, Amazon’s 24x7 customer service support, and a globally recognized andcomprehensive 100% purchase protection provided by Amazon’s A-to-ZGuarantee. 

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