Second Fulfilment Centre launched in Lucknow; to generate thousands of local job opportunities
Amazon India today announced the launch of a second fulfilment centre (FC) and expansion of an existing FC, in the State. With a storage capacity of more than 6 lakh cubic feet, these two fulfilment centres will help more than 70,000 sellers with greater than before access to a larger customer base. Amazon India has also expanded the capacity of an existing Sort Centre to ensure faster and reliable deliveries for customer orders in Uttar Pradesh and adjoining states. This expanded fulfilment network will generate thousands of job opportunities while offering a delightful shopping experience to the customers in Uttar Pradesh.
I am sure Amazon India’s focused investments in the state will contribute in building a stronger ecosystem for small businesses and local manufacturers. I appreciate the company's proactive efforts in Uttar Pradesh to create job opportunities and for enabling and empowering Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises through their marketplace during these unprecedented times.
“Our Fulfillment network plays an integral role in supporting consumer demand for e-commerce offerings and helps strengthen market access for small and medium businesses. This expansion is in line with our long term commitment to invest in the state and positively impact the e-commerce ecosystem. The network expansion will also help generate thousands of job opportunities and ensure that customers have a great shopping experience from the safety and comfort of their homes,” said Prakash Kumar Dutta, Director of Fulfilment Centres & Supply Chain, Amazon India.
Awanish Kumar Awasthi, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh, said, “Uttar Pradesh offers enormous possibilities of enterprise and success. It has become one of the most sought-after investment destinations due to its strategic location, state-of-the-art infrastructure and proactive governance. I am sure Amazon India’s focused investments in the state will contribute in building a stronger ecosystem for small businesses and local manufacturers. I appreciate the company's proactive efforts in Uttar Pradesh to create job opportunities and for enabling and empowering Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises through their marketplace during these unprecedented times.”
Amazon has one of the most advanced fulfilment networks in the world and sellers in India have long-relied on Amazon’s expertise in fulfilment, nationwide delivery and customer service. The company has consistently focused on strengthening its operational footprint, to have a direct presence in every State and Union Territory in order to better serve consumers across the country.
The network expansion will also help generate thousands of job opportunities and ensure that customers have a great shopping experience from the safety and comfort of their homes.
Amazon India’s journey in Uttar Pradesh:
· 2 fulfilment centres in Uttar Pradesh with more than 6 Lakh cubic feet of storage space
· 2 Sort Centres in the State with more than 90,000 sq. ft. of sortation area
· Efficient delivery network with more than 140 Amazon-owned and Delivery Service Partner stations
· More than 70,000 sellers in Uttar Pradesh
· Thousands of ‘I Have Space’ stores in the state
· Top categories include – Smartphones, large appliances, fashion, consumer electronics and grocery
The expansion in Uttar Pradesh is a part of the company’s plans announced in July’ 2020 to add 10 new Fulfilment Centres and expand 7 existing sites, across India. Amazon India places tremendous value and focus on the well-being and safety of its people across its operations network and its customers. Amazon India will continue to work closely with the health officials and in line with Amazon’s global standards has already implemented close to 100 changes in its operational processes, including social distancing and daily temperature checks on entry and exit at the work site for the health and safety of its people.
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