Amazon India, ahead of the upcoming festive season, has launched a new delivery station in Bengaluru which will expand its last-mile delivery network and ensure faster deliveries across the city.
This new facility is the largest delivery station in Karnataka out of the existing 130 Amazon-owned and partnered stations and is spread across nearly 30,000 sq ft.
Amazon said that investing in delivery stations will not only enable seamless and faster last-mile deliveries of orders to customers in the region but also create local jobs in the city.
The concept of in-city delivery stations and fulfilment centres is growing at a rapid rate, majorly led by e-commerce giants like Amazon and Flipkart, as e-commerce companies look at faster last-mile deliveries on the back of growing customer demand.
“We believe customers, no matter where they are located, value fast and reliable delivery. In line with our vision of making e-commerce a part of everyday life, and transforming how India buys and sells we have expanded our last-mile delivery network in the state and also opened a new large delivery station spread across 30,000 sq ft of space in Bengaluru,” said Prakash Rochlani, director, Amazon Logistics.
In addition, Amazon also invested in the overall growth of the delivery network in the state to penetrate further into smaller towns across Karnataka like Athani, Kemvavi, Rathihalli and Kinnigoli among others.
With this expansion, Amazon India now has more than 130 delivery stations including those operated by its partners, and more than 2600 ‘I Have Space’ partners across the state.
Recently, logistics operator LOGOS have also leased a million square feet of space in its new warehouse facility to Amazon India, at the former’s Devanahalli Industrial and Logistics Park in north Bengaluru.
The 20-year-long lease tenure amounts to a rental outflow of over $100 million. This is also Amazon’s largest fulfilment centre (FC) in Bengaluru. The company has a total of five FCs spread across 6.5 million cubic feet to support over 42,000 sellers and sort centres with a sortation area of more than 300,000 sq. ft.