Amazon India has announced the launch of its third fulfilment centre (FC) in West Bengal. Spread over 140,000 square feet with over 600,000 cubic feet of storage space, the new FC in Kolkata will allow deliveries within 1 or 2 days in the region. This is Amazon's third FC in the region. Amazon has about 8500 sellers in West Bengal out of which about 4500 are in Kolkata. The development comes ahead of its 'Prime Day 2018' sale, starting July 16. In this sale, Amazon's Prime members can expect exclusive deals, discounts, offers etc on the products listed on Amazon during the sale. Note that, Amazon Prime, the e-commerce marketplace’s membership program, is now available on a monthly basis. The monthly pricing is ₹129, which is around 50% costlier on an annual basis than the one year plan, which costs ₹999. Amazon Prime comes with some delivery and sale perks, as well as Prime Video and Prime Music. Unlike the yearly plan, this option comes with auto-renewal, which will bill users’ cards automatically each month. Amazon’s Prime service is estimated by IHS Markit to have around 6 lakh subscribers in India. The company does not disclose country-specific subscriber numbers outside the US. Amazon India's FC This FC is one of the five announced for 2018. Amazon India said that it will have 67 operational fulfilment centres in 13 states across the country with a combined storage space of close to 20 million cubic feet by end of this year. After Kolkata's new FC,…
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