E-commerce platform Amazon India announced the launch of its largest fulfillment centre with a storage capacity of more than 2.4 million cubic feet in Bengaluru, ahead of the festive season sales.
Amazon has increased its storage capacity by 60% and now has more than 6.5 million cubic feet of storage space spread across five fulfilment centres in Karnataka.
The expansion will support around 42,000 sellers in Karnataka considering the large customer base,the company said in a statement.
“Karnataka is an important region for us, and we are committed to strengthening the local economy in the State. Our focused investment in infrastructure and technology is a testament to that commitment. With the launch of our largest fulfilment centre in the country, we look forward to creating thousands more work opportunities with competitive pay. This expansion will provide sellers with closer access to Amazon’s fulfillment offerings, and customers with faster delivery on a wider selection of products,” said Prakash Dutta, vice president, customer fulfilment operations and supply chain, Amazon India.
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Amazon will be hiring for a variety of roles, including fulltime and part time opportunities in the state.
“I congratulate Amazon India on the launch of their new Fulfilment Centre in Bangalore, one of the largest such facilities in India. The fulfilment centre will create more job opportunities for local youth, enable the MSMEs, artisans and startups to sell their “Made in Karnataka” products all over India and the world and further boost ancillary businesses in the state.” said Basavaraj Bommai, chief minister of Karnataka.
The expansion in Karnataka is part of the company’s plans to expand its pan-India fulfilment network to provide a total storage capacity of 43 million cubic feet to its sellers, across the country in 2021.