Amazon Opens Fulfilment Center In Punjab

With a storage capacity of 1,15,000 cubic feet, the new Fulfilment Centre near Ludhiana will enable thousands of SMEs from the state to grow profitably in India’s flourishing digital economy

amazon-web-serviceAmazon Seller Services Pvt Ltd (ASSPL) today announced the opening of a Fulfilment Centre (FC), spread over 50,000 square feet, in Doraha on the outskirts of Ludhiana. This is Amazon India’s first Fulfilment Centre in the state of Punjab. The FC will allow Amazon.in to offer its Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) service to thousands of small and medium businesses in the state and empower them to gain access to and service customers across the country as well as globally at significantly low operating costs.  It will also enable faster and quicker delivery of products to amazon.in customers in the region.

Over 150 sellers from across the state have already registered at the facility and many of them have started inbounding their products at the facility. Amazon.in celebrated its 2nd anniversary in India early this month and in these two years, Amazon has invested substantially in creating logistics infrastructure in the country to help build a transformative customer experience for both buyers & sellers. Amazon.in now has 12 FCs operational across nine states in India covering a total of over one million square feet  space  with a storage capacity of over 2.6 million cubic feet.

Welcoming the progressive move in the state, Mr. Anirudh Tewari, Principal Secretary, Industries & Commerce and CEO, Punjab Bureau of Investment Promotion, said “Amazon India’s investment in Punjab with the launch of a Fulfilment Centre signifies the growing interest of large global enterprises in the state. The FC will enable thousands of small & medium businesses selling locally created products such as hosiery, sporting equipment, etc. to service customers seamlessly across the country & the globe. It will also provide a fillip to the local economy by enabling the growth of ancillary businesses such as packaging, transportation, logistics, and hospitality across the state. We are committed to enabling the ease of doing business and helping companies like Amazon.in to expand their presence in Punjab.”

Talking about the benefits of Amazon’s Fulfillment Centre, Mr. Akhil Saxena, Director Operations, Amazon India said “Our world-class fulfillment infrastructure and customer service will allow Amazon to do the heavy lifting for sellers of all sizes across Punjab and help them grow profitably. We are committed to and look forward to partnering the state government in transforming the lives of small and medium businesses across the state by giving them access to tools and technology that will empower their growth in the digital economy. Apart from immensely benefiting sellers, the FC will also enable faster and quicker delivery of products to consumers across the state of Punjab” he added.

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