Amazon launches fulfilment centre in Ahmedabad ahead of festive season sales

Amazon launches fulfilment centre in Ahmedabad ahead of festive season sales
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24 Sep, 2020

Ecommerce giant Amazon India has launched a new fulfilment centre in Ahmedabad, a week after it set up two such facilities in Telangana, to offer sellers in the region a wider selection of products ahead of the festive season sales. 

The company now offers more than 1.5 million cubic feet of storage capacity across three fulfilment centres to its more than 80,000 sellers in Gujarat, a statement said. The new facility is spread across 2 lakh sq ft.

The expansion will help small and medium businesses in Gujarat with economic growth and reach a wider customer base, Prakash Kumar Dutta, director of fulfilment centres and supply chain, Amazon India, said.

“With the new launches, we will be able to continue to seamlessly cater to the growing demand from customers so they can stay home and stay safe, while creating thousands of job opportunities in the state,” Dutta said.

The company also recently launched a new sort centre in the state and expanded the capacity of an existing facility to ensure faster deliveries. 

In July, it said it would add 10 new fulfilment centres and expand seven existing sites across India. 

Meanwhile, Amazon rival Flipkart looks to create over 70,000 direct and lakhs of indirect seasonal jobs during its upcoming sale. The direct jobs will include delivery executives, pickers, packers and sorters, while indirect jobs include seller locations, kiranas, delivery partners, security and freight partners. The company has also onboarded over 50,000 kirana stores ahead of its Big Billion Day Sale, which takes place between September 29 and October 4.