Amazon will set up three more fulfillment centres in India taking the total number to 27 by the end of this year, a senior executive of the company was quoted by PTI as saying.
Right now, we have 24 fulfillment centres. By the end of this year, we should be closing with around 27 fulfillment centres. That would give a storage capacity of around 7.5 million cubic feet. That is one of the largest investments we committed to India,” Director Category Management, Amazon India, Noor Patel, told reporters in a press conference.
However, Patel declined to reveal the locations for the proposed centres.
A senior official of Amazon said currently 24 centres are located across 10 states in India.
This is the only country where Amazon is having its own delivery infrastructure, he added.
He also said the sale of 4G phones have significantly gone up during the past few months. He, however, did not directly attribute it to the launch of Reliance Jio.
According to him, Amazon has announced the Great Indian Sale from October 1 to 5. And it would the largest event in India.
Diwali, in 2015, had witnessed sale four times more than that was in the previous year, he said.
The consumer electronics selection in Amazon India today stands at over 24 million products offered by 29,000 sellers on the platform, he added.
India Mobile phones and speakers are the fastest growing sub-categories on Amazon India platform that witnessed over 170 per cent and nearly 240 per cent increase, respectively, during last one year.