wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Amazon opens fulfillment center in Chennai; Opening four more centers next month

amazon-in

Amazon’s Indian subsidiary Amazon Seller Services India has announced plans to open five new fulfillment centers in the country. These centers will be located in Delhi, Chennai, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Tauru (outskirts of Gurgaon).

With this, Amazon will have seven fulfillment centers across India including its existing Fulfillment Centers in Mumbai and Bangalore. With this addition, the company claims that it has nearly doubled its total storage capacity to over half million square feet. Amazon mentions that the Chennai center is already operational and the other four centers will be operational next month.

Thes facilities will apparently provide existing and new retailers from both South & North India closer access to Amazon’s fulfillment capabilities. Amazon notes that the customers in these regions can also expect better selection of products for immediate shipment and will be eligible for Amazon’s next day and same day delivery services.

Similar developments at Amazon India

Earlier in March this year, Amazon India had launched a pilot program to test in-store pick-up service in Delhi and Mumbai in association with BPCL’s In & Out stores. Shoppers were provided the option to select In & Out as the pick-up of point of their Amazon purchases during the checkout process.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

In the following month, Amazon had extended this pilot to Bangalore and allowed customers to pick-up purchased products from local kirana shops. The company had also launched assisted shipping in India, that will let sellers ship products from their own warehouses using Amazon’s logistics service

It’s worth noting that Amazon India received government approval to set up its logistics business in February 2012. The company launched its third-party logistics service in November 2013. In December 2013, Amazon India launched a pilot project to test India Post’s cash on delivery model.

Amazon also introduced its #AmazonCart service in India earlier in the month and had announced plans of forming an e-commerce joint venture with Catamaran Ventures last month.

Written By

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

Views

News

The US and other countries' retreat from a laissez-faire approach to regulating markets presents India with a rare opportunity.

News

When news that Walmart would soon accept cryptocurrency turned out to be fake, it also became a teachable moment.

News

The DSCI's guidelines are patient-centric and act as a data privacy roadmap for healthcare service providers.

News

In this excerpt from the book, the authors focus on personal data and autocracies. One in particular – Russia.  Autocracies always prioritize information control...

News

By Jai Vipra, Senior Resident Fellow at Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy The use of new technology, including facial recognition technology (FRT) by police...

You May Also Like

Advert

135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...

News

Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...

News

By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

News

Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Name:*
Your email address:*
*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ