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Amazon India invests in 6 new fulfilment centres

Economic Times:  July, 2016

Bengaluru: Amazon India has invested in six new fulfilment centres ahead of the upcoming festive season.

The additional capacity will open up 5.5 million square feet of storage space for sellers on the marketplace who use the Fulfilled by Amazon service. Amazon India claims that close to 80% of its sellers use its fulfilment service.

The marketplace offers premium services on orders fulfilled by Amazon including cash on delivery, guaranteed next-day, same day and Sunday delivery.

" We remain committed to investing in our fulfilment and logistics capability to enable and empower sellers to serve customers nationally at lower costs," said Akhil Saxena, Vice President, India Customer Fulfilment, Amazon India.

The new fulfilment centres situated across Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Jaipur and Mumbai takes Amazon's footprint across 10 states.

Since it launched its Indian operations in 2013, Amazon India has committed investments of about $ 5 billion to build different capabilities and take on rivals in a fast-growing market.