Amazon India announced today the launch of its largest all-women delivery station in India, which will be operated by a Delivery Service Partner in Rajahmundary, Andhra Pradesh. The newly launched station is the second such delivery station in the state, which will provide job opportunities to close to 50 women from the region as Amazon gets ready for the festive season. This will also help deliver Amazon packages to customers in neighbouring areas like Morampudi, Lalacheruvu, Danavaipeta, Prakash Nagar, Tilak road, and among others. The first all-women station in Andhra Pradesh was launched in November, 2021 in Piduguralla town of Guntur district.
The launch of this delivery station in Andhra Pradesh not only enables Amazon India to further deepen its reach to customers ahead of the festive season, but also provides growth and work opportunities for Delivery Service Partners and the associates they hire. These include opportunities ranging from station managers, process associates, and delivery associates. Amazon has introduced several measures to ensure a safe workplace for women by creating awareness about health and safety, and building various feedback mechanisms, along with a dedicated helpline number for associates to dial in for any support or help needed during the day.
“At Amazon India, we are committed to providing women with equal access to work, growth opportunities, and resources that help them broaden their horizon. The launch of India’s largest all-women delivery station in Andhra Pradesh reiterates our commitment to invest and create opportunities for women in the state. As Amazon India continues to expand its reach in Andhra Pradesh, the women working at this all-women partner delivery station will serve as an inspiration to many more.”Dr. Karuna Shankar Pande, Director, Amazon Logistics, India
The launch of this all-women delivery station complements Amazon India’s efforts to increase the opportunities for women in the logistics sector whilst strengthening its Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity (DE&I) commitment. The company already has six all-women delivery stations operated by partners, one each in Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Mizoram and two in Kerala.
“There are two instances in life when I have been proud of myself – the first was when I won the National Kung-Fun championship for the first time and second was when I started delivering for Amazon at the most crucial juncture in my life. Delivering for Amazon as part of all-women station in Rajahmundary is one of the best decisions that has positively changed my life. I have now been able to support my family financially and help manage the expenses of the family. I want to continue playing Kung-Fu and bring glory to my country one day,” said Madhavi Nagalla, a delivery associate from the all-women delivery station in Rajahmundary, Andhra Pradesh.
The Delivery Service Partner (DSP) program is a last-mile delivery model where Amazon India partners with Small and Mid-sized Businesses (SMBs) in the hinterlands of the country to deliver packages to Amazon customers. For many partners, this program is their first entrepreneurial venture. They leverage their local knowledge of the community and the technological support offered by Amazon India to seamlessly fulfil delivery promises to customers.