This year Amazon opened its largest warehouse in Telangana. It also recently added a warehouse in Kolkata to serve the Eastern region of India. Amazon has now announced the launch of its 7th fulfilment centre in Maharashtra, making the state the proud beneficiary of the largest overall Amazon storage capacity in the country. The new warehouse which is set up in Bhiwandi, near Mumbai, has over 1 million cubic feet of storage space and measures nearly 230,000 square feet.
- Amazon has over 21 operational fulfilment centres
- Spanning across 10 states in the country
- They cover over 2 million-square-feet of floor space
- Hold a combined storage capacity of over 5 million cubic feet
“Maharashtra has emerged as the state where we have the largest footprint for our fulfilment services. It stands testament to our commitment in making deep investments in the state and in turn creating opportunities for employment, growth and revenue generation for the government. We know Amazon fulfilment centres can play a significant catalytic role in the development of an inclusive e-commerce economy with benefits accruing across the ecosystem,” said Akhil Saxena, director operations at Amazon India.
Benefiting the state
The setting up of another warehouse in the state of Maharashtra, will provide benefits to the economy, especially for firms providing the following services:
“We are very proud that Amazon has chosen to continually expand its presence in Maharashtra. We are very happy to see how the FCs have enabled thousands of small and medium businesses selling products such as handlooms and handicraft to service customer across the country and the globe, said Bhushan Gagrani, CEO at Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation.
Amazon benefiting sellers
Along with the opening up of more fulfilment centres, to benefit sellers by being able to deliver goods faster, Amazon India has also pioneered many unique services for its online sellers. These include Self Service Registration (SSR), the Amazon Seller App, Global Selling Program in India, Selling on Amazon (SOA) and Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA), all with the hope it will make your life as Indian online sellers a little easier.