E-commerce major Amazon has opened its largest delivery station in Tamil Nadu. This will make Amazon deliveries more efficient in the state.
Spread across 24,000 square feet, the new station is located in Chennai. It will likely help Amazon to strengthen its last-mile delivery network for ensuring faster deliveries across the city.
The e-commerce giant is now covering around 1,200 pin codes in Tamil Nadu with a significant number of the state’s customers enjoying one-day and two day-delivery promises. The company has more than 32,000 sellers based in the state.
The delivery stations of Amazon help its logistics arm to supplement capacity and offer better coverage to support the growing volume of customer orders.
Prakash Rochlani, Director, Last Mile Transportation, Amazon India, said, “Customers across the globe and in India want faster deliveries and better selection, and our investments follow the same pattern.”
With this new launch, Amazon now has six fulfilment centers in Tamil Nadu, covering storage space of almost 1.8 million cubic feet.
The company’s “I Have Space” program aligns with store owners to use excess space in their outlets as delivery hubs. There are 1,400 such centres in the state.
Amit Agarwal, Country Manager of Amazon India, stated, “Over the last 15 years, we have invested significantly in India across 30 office spaces, the AWS APAC Region in Mumbai, 50 Fulfilment Centers in 13 states as well as hundreds of delivery stations and sort centres, creating nearly 200,000 jobs in India. This new Amazon campus building is a tangible commitment to long-term thinking and our plans for India.”