Amazon India to double storage, hire 5,000

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The additional 14 fulfilment centres will bring the total to 41 centres for Amazon in India

 

 

Amazon India is doubling its storage capacity with the addition of fourteen new fulfilment centres this year as it looks to cater to a growing base of Prime customers who demand expedited shipping.

 

The company says the expansion will create an opportunity for the employment of around 5,000 individuals, spread across its 14 new centres. This figure will not include the temporary workforce Amazon hires to fulfill increased order demand during festivals and sales.

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“We’ve continued to expand our network over the past three years. For Prime customers, this growth in fulfilment centres enables them to get deliveries faster. So as the Prime customer base in India grows bigger they will be able to benefit from this,” said Akhil Saxena, Vice President for Customer Fulfilment at Amazon India.

 

Out of the 14 fulfilment centres Amazon is setting up in 2017, seven will be specialised centres for storage and handling of large appliances and furniture that requires different type of expertise. The other seven centres will be opened by mid-June, including three in Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh where Amazon was not present before.(read more)

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