Amazon Seller Services Pvt Ltd (ASSPL) have opened a in Chakan, on the outskirts of Pune. The new fulfilment centre will allow Amazon.in to offer its 'Fulfilment by Amazon' service to small and medium businesses in the region to gain access to service customers across the country, at significantly low operating costs, as claimed by the company.
Pune-based sellers, weavers and artisans involved in traditional textiles and local handicrafts would be able to reach a wider set of customers and provide a better customer experience through Amazon's platform. More than 150 sellers across the state have already registered at the facility with many inbounding their products to the centre.
The fulfilment centre will also enable the growth of ancillary businesses such as packaging, transportation, logistics, and hospitality across the state. "Apart from benefiting sellers with better access to tools and technology, our centre will also enable faster and quicker delivery of products to consumers across the region," he added. The centre in Chakan is spread over 55,000 square feet with 1,40,000 cubic feet storage space.
Amazon has 21 fulfilment centres operational across 10 states in India so far with a total storage capacity of over five million cubic feet. SOURCE: ECONOMIC TIMES 9. Amazon Web Services wants to make India a key 'Infrastructure Region' Back in June this year, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced their plan to build data centers in India in 2016. Following up on the announcement at AWS annual event called reInvent currently underway at Las Vegas, Andy Jassy, SVP of the company said that the investment in India will be significant and not just a couple of data centers. " We want to make India a key infrastructure region for AWS. Beginning of 2016, you shall see us investing much more in data centers and services in that market to cater to our significant customer base there." Amazon already has a sizable customer base in India, including several ecommerce startups, which are currently being served mainly out of their Singapore data centers.
According to Jassy, the company will build new data centers to better serve this local customer base of both enterprises and small businesses with better performance, as well as to appease any data-sovereignty needs some organizations, particularly government and BFSI ones, might have.
According to IT research firm Gartner, public cloud services revenue in India will reach $838 million by the end of 2015, an increase of almost 33 per cent, or $206 million over 2014 revenue of $632 million. In 2015, public cloud services revenue are being driven by high rates of growth in key market segments, cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS), cloud management and security services and cloud application infrastructure platform as a service (PaaS). Amazon's cloud competitors IBM and Microsoft have both started their data centers in India with an eye on the huge opportunity that government initiatives like
Digital India are creating. IBM has established its first data center in Mumbai, while Microsoft has started three new facilities offering their Azure services. Google and Oracle don't have any data centers in India as of now. Q2 2015 revenue for the AWS segment increased 81 per cent year-on-year to US$1.8 billion. AWS caters to customers from 11 Regions in the U.S., Brazil, Europe, Japan, Singapore, Australia, and China with 30 availability Zones.