New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Amazon.in has opened its largest fulfilment centre (FC) spread over 200,000 square feet with more than 800,000 cubic feet of storage space in Sonipat near the national capital, a company statement said here on Thursday.
This fulfilment centre is in line with the company’s planned investments of six new FCs in India. The combined storage capacity available to sellers on Amazon.in will increase 1.5 times to 7.5 million cubic feet by the end of this year, the statement said.
“It will enable thousands of small & medium businesses to save money by replacing their upfront capital expense with low variable cost and pay only for the storage space they use and the orders that we fulfil. Our fulfilment centres play a significant role in the development of an inclusive e-commerce economy with benefits accruing across the ecosystem,” said Akhil Saxena, Vice President, India Customer Fulfilment, Amazon India.
“Amazon India’s latest investment with the launch of their largest fulfilment centre signifies the growing interest of large global enterprises in Haryana,” said Devender Singh, Principal Secretary, Industries and IT Department, Haryana.
“The FC will enable thousands of small & medium businesses selling locally created products such as apparels, handlooms & handicraft to service customers seamlessly across the country and the globe,” Singh added.