Amazon India has announced plans to invest in six new fulfilment centres (FCs) as part of its strategy to expand its infrastructure in the country.
The new FCs will be established in Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Jaipur and Mumbai.
With the launch of these new FCs, Amazon will have its facilities operational across ten states, covering a total area nearly 2.5 million square feet.
They will have a total storage capacity of close to 7.5 million cubic feet and enable quicker delivery of products to consumers across the region.
Amazon India customer fulfilment vice-president Akhil Saxena said: "With the exponential growth of online shopping in India, we are glad to announce six new fulfilment centres in India.
"We remain committed to investing in our fulfilment and logistics capability to enable and empower sellers to serve customers nationally at lower costs.
"At the same time, fulfilment centres fulfil important needs of small and medium enterprises seeking markets and customers located all over India and lacking resources to create their captive distribution networks; local entrepreneurs seeking opportunities to provide goods and services; qualified and educated young workforce in remote and rural areas seeking employment and skill development."
Sellers across the country send their products to Amazon’s FCs when using Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) and once an order is placed, the company will pick, pack and ship the order to the customer.
They can always select the number of products they want to have fulfilled by Amazon and accordingly scale their business requirements.