Hyderabad: Amazon India expanded its fulfilment infrastructure in Telangana with two new fulfilment centres (FCs) in Hyderabad. This expansion will help sellers offer a wider selection and enable faster deliveries of customer orders within the region and neighbouring States ahead of the upcoming festive season.
With this infrastructure, Amazon.in now offers storage capacity of more than 4.5 million cubic feet spread across four fulfilment centres to its more than 23,000 sellers in Telangana. The company has also expanded an existing sort centre to offer an overall sortation area of more than one lakh square feet in Telangana.
The expansion in Telangana is a part of the company’s recently announced plans to add 10 new FCs and expand seven existing sites across India.
“Amazon and Telangana have partnered on several initiatives since the commencement of our operations in India with our largest fulfilment centre in the country located in Hyderabad. This network expansion will help create thousands of work opportunities and will further help us support small and medium businesses in the region to fulfil their customer orders seamlessly,” said Prakash Kumar Dutta, director of Fulfilment Centres & Supply Chain, Amazon India.
“It will also provide an economic boost to the Telangana e-commerce ecosystem across packaging, transportation and logistics,” he added.
Jayesh Ranjan, principal secretary, Industries & Commerce (I&C) and Information Technology (IT) Departments, Government of Telangana, said, “Amazon India’s continued investment in Telangana is a testimony of our business-friendly policies and provision of high-quality infrastructure. These new facilities will provide tremendous growth to the SMB (small and medium business) sector and create job opportunities for local talent.”
The specialised FCs in Telangana will store thousands of products in the large appliance category consisting of air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines & TVs and from a selection of over 1.2 lakh products covering the entire Furniture range. The other FCs in Telangana will cater to customer demand for products in smartphones, consumer electronics, appliances, fashion and consumables (FMCG) categories.