Ecommerce firm Snapdeal opens eight new logistics centres

Ecommerce firm Snapdeal opens eight new logistics centres
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26 Aug, 2020

Online ecommerce marketplace Snapdeal on Wednesday said that it has expanded its network with eight new centres at manufacturing hubs located across cities in India.

Located in Bahadurgarh, Rajkot, Bhiwandi, Agra, Yamuna Nagar, Noida, Mathura and Mumbai, the centres will ensure faster pickup from the sellers, the company said in a statement.

Additionally, the new centres will cater to manufacturers and sellers of decor and furnishing items like lights, curtains, bedsheets, kitchenware, and apparel including sarees and ethnic wear.

Earlier this year, Snapdeal unveiled 15 logistics centres. With the latest additions, the company has 23 such centres. These hubs offer facilities to the manufacturing units, including packaging of orders and online tracking for orders in transit and facilitate faster movement of packets.

“The additional logistics capacity comes ahead of the festive season sale when the volume of orders is higher. The new centres make the fulfillment process simpler for the manufacturer-sellers so that they can devote all their resources towards production,” a Snapdeal spokesperson said.

The company is aiming to add 5000 manufacturer-sellers on its platform this year.

Founded in 2010 by Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal, Snapdeal claims to have over 500,000 registered sellers.

Last month, co-founder and CEO of Snapdeal, Kunal Bahl was appointed the chairman of the ecommerce committee at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for 2020-21.

Ecommerce giant Amazon India recently unveiled 10 new fulfillment centres and expanded seven such existing facilities.