Amazon announces five new Fulfillment Centers in India to meet rapid growth
New centers targeted to meet fulfillment needs of retailers and small and medium-sized businesses in states of Haryana, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Rajasthan
Customers to benefit from faster shipping times and greater availability
Increases fulfillment space to over half million square feet, almost doubling storage capacity available for sellers
Bangalore, 28th July, 2014: As part of its ongoing commitment to continually enhance services to customers and sellers on India’s largest online store www.amazon.in, Amazon Seller Services India Pvt Ltd today announced its plans to open five more Fulfillment Centers (FCs) in Delhi, Chennai, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Tauru (outskirts of Gurgaon). With the additional storage capacity and its two existing Fulfillment Centers on the outskirts of Mumbai and Bangalore, Amazon has almost doubled its total storage capacity to over half million square feet, offering world-class fulfillment services to thousands of retailers and small and medium businesses (SMBs) across the country.
This investment is part of Amazon’s continued and relentless focus on enhancing online shopping experience for consumers in India and enabling SMBs to get a scalable and robust national platform using Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA). The new facility will provide existing and new retailers from both South and North India closer access to Amazon’s world-class fulfillment capabilities. Seller of all sizes will be able to take advantage of this new, modern, multilevel, secure facilities equipped with Amazon’s world-class and state-of-the-art warehousing systems and processes to stock and store millions of products of all sizes across several categories using Fulfillment by Amazon for immediate shipment to customers.
Customers in these states and nearby areas can expect broader selection across categories available for immediate shipment and eligible for Amazon’s Next-Day and Same-Day Guaranteed delivery services.
“We are very excited by our rapid growth and the response we have received from customers and sellers since our launch just over a year ago. The launch of these five new Fulfillment Centers is part of our continued investment in providing fast and reliable delivery across vast selection of products, and enabling sellers of all sizes to achieve nationwide scale.” said Amit Agarwal, Vice President and Country Manager, Amazon India.
“Sellers have greatly appreciated our Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) service, a pay-as-you-go service and a key feature of our e-commerce platform. A Q1 2014 survey conducted with Sellers on Amazon.in who have used FBA showed 85% of respondents reporting a sales increase since joining FBA and of these 40% of respondents reporting a sales increase of at least 30%. With the opening of new FCs across five Indian states comprising of Delhi, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Gujarat, we will enable many more SMEs in India to take advantage of this service and help them expand their online business. We will continue to do the heavy lifting on behalf of sellers so that they can focus on providing our customers with vast selection at competitive prices and in turn sell more and earn more money,” adds Amit Deshpande, Director and GM Seller Services, Amazon India.
The Fulfillment Center in Chennai is already operational and the remaining four FCs will be operational next month.
Amazon has created one of the most advanced fulfillment networks in the world and sellers in India have been benefitting from Amazon’s expertise in fulfillment and reliable nationwide delivery. Orders fulfilled by Amazon are eligible for Cash on Delivery, Free Delivery promotions, and Guaranteed Next-Day and Same-Day delivery (in eligible pin codes).
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Customers on www.amazon.in and Amazon’s mobile shopping application can shop anywhere with ease and confidence from over 17 million products across a broad range of categories including Books; eBooks and Tablets; Movies and TV shows; Kindle Devices, Computers and Accessories; Mobiles and Accessories; Consumer Electronics; Toys and Games; Baby Products; Health and Personal Care products; Watches; Fashion Jewelry; Home and Kitchen products; Beauty Products; Video Games; Music; Luggage and Bags; Handbags and Clutches; Sports, Fitness and Outdoor equipment; Shoes; Men’s, Women’s and Kid’s wear and more.
All customers benefit from a safe and secure ordering experience, convenient electronic payments, Cash on Delivery, no-risk hassle-free returns policy, Amazon’s 24x7 customer service support, and a globally recognized and comprehensive 100% purchase protection provided by Amazon’s A-to-Z Guarantee. Customers across several cities in India can also avail guaranteed next-day delivery at Rs. 99 per order on more than 300,000 products fulfilled by Amazon.
The Amazon.in marketplace is operated by Amazon Seller Services Private Ltd, an affiliate of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN). Amazon.in seeks to build the most customer-centric online destination for customers to find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online by giving them more of what they want – vast selection, low prices, fast and reliable delivery, and a trusted and convenient experience; and provide sellers with a world-class e-commerce platform.
Products on amazon.in range from Books and Movies & TV Shows to Kindle family of E-Readers, Tablets and eBooks; Music; Computers & Accessories; Mobiles & Tablets; Cameras & Photography; Portable Media Players; Toys & Games; Video Games; Baby Products; Personal Care Appliances; Health Care Devices; Watches; Fashion Jewellery; Luggage & Bags; Home & Kitchen; Beauty; Sports and Health & Personal Care, Shoes, Apparel and Sunglasses. It is still “Day 1” and Amazon.in is relentlessly focused on expanding selection and raising the bar for customer experience in India.
Amazon opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by three principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire, and Fire TV are some of the services pioneered by Amazon.
This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition, management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment and data center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in Amazon.com's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.