E-commerce giant Amazon India launched Maharashtra’s largest fulfillment center in Bhiwandi, Mumbai’s outskirt. The said fulfillment center, which is 2.7 lakh sq ft, is Amazon’s third-largest in India, followed by its Hyderabad and Bengaluru centers. This news comes just ahead of the festival season.
The opening coincides with Amazon’s Great Indian Festival, that will begin from the midnight of 29 September to 4 October. Talking about the centers, the firm has over 50 fulfillment centers with a total capacity of 25 million cubic ft. of storage space.
Akhil Saxena, Vice President, (India Customer Fulfilment), Amazon India, said, “This (facility) has come in ahead of the festive season. This is the time when all our sellers would want to bring in fresh collections, new items, etc. So we have created a lot of space for them.” He added, “As compared to last year, our partnerships with brands have increased this festival. A lot of brands launch their unique selections before the festival. So we have built our capacity keeping in mind what we need for the festive season.”
Consumers in India will get to choose either Amazon’s The Great Indian Sale or Flipkart’s Big Billion Days Sale, as both will begin September 29 onwards, and will last till October 4.