Amazon India opens second FC in Uttar Pradesh

Amazon India has opened its second fulfilment centre in Uttar Pradesh.

The Amazon fulfilment centre has more than 35,000 cubic feet of storage space on a 50,000 square foot footprint. This is the second Amazon fulfilment centre in Uttar Pradesh, and offers close to 150,000 cubic feet of storage space for faster delivery to Amazon customers in the area.

Amazon India has now announced it has opened seven fulfilment centres this year. The company has announced plans to have 41 fulfilment centres fully operational in 13 states across India with a combined storage space in the region of 13 million cubic feet.

“With the launch of a second Fulfilment Centre in Uttar Pradesh, we strongly believe that we will be able to better serve our customers and also support our Prime promise of one-day & two-day delivery,” said Akhil Saxena, Vice President, India Customer Fulfilment, Amazon India.

“Furthermore, for our sellers, the new FC 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.”

Amazon is pushing against an open door with regard its entry into India. This week there was an opportunity for two of its much smaller local rivals Flipkart and Snapdeal to merge and pose a real threat to the US online giant but this has fallen through. There is every opportunity for Amazon to become completely dominant in the India e-commerce sector, much as it did at the emergence of e-commerce in the UK and the US. How this serves to morph the India sector remains to be seen.

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