Pune, August 2019: Amazon.in today announced the launch of its Delivery Station in Pune, which is its largest delivery station in India. The new station will enable Amazon to strengthen its last-mile delivery network and ensure faster deliveries across the city of Pune, ahead of the upcoming festive season. Delivery Stations enable Amazon Logistics to supplement capacity and provide flexibility to Amazon’s delivery capabilities to support the growing volume of customer orders.
The company further announced the expansion of its delivery network in Maharashtra including cities and towns like Tuljapur, Lonar, Kolad, Shegaon, Igatipuri, Sangameshwar and Shirala.With this expansion, Amazon.in has close to 200 owned and Delivery Service Partner stations and more than 3000 ‘I Have Space’ partners across Maharashtra. This 2x growth of the delivery network will enable Amazon to penetrate further into smaller towns across Maharashtra, have a direct delivery presence in close to 900 pin codes of the State, with a significant number of customers now being able to enjoy one-day and two-delivery promises.
Commenting on the expansion, Prakash Rochlani, Director, Last Mile Transportation, Amazon India said, “We believe customers, no matter where they are located, value fast & 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 doubled our last mile delivery network in the State and also opened a new large delivery station spread across 40,000 square feet of space. This expansion will further create thousands of work opportunities for individuals in Maharashtra as we continue to remain committed to our long term investment in infrastructure and technology in the State.”
Shri. Vinayak Dhakane, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Zone-2 in Pimpri-Chinchwad Police Commissionerate was also present on the occasion of the launch of the delivery station. “We are excited that Amazon India has launched its largest delivery station in Maharashtra. We value the presence of companies like Amazon India in our State, making everyday life easier for people across Pune and the rest of Maharashtra. Additionally, this new infrastructure will provide skilling and employment opportunities for people and reiterate that the State continues to be a preferred choice for companies” he added.
Amazon’s commitment to create employment opportunities in the region will be propelled forward through this expansion in infrastructure. This could be instrumental in creating opportunities for the people to enhance technological and operational skills, which is in tandem with government’s initiatives of Skill India and Digital India.
Amazon’s commitment to Maharashtra
· 14 fulfilment centers in Maharashtra with more than 6 million cubic feet of storage space
· 6 Sort Centers with more than 250,000 sq. ft. of processing area
· Close to 200 Amazon owned and Service Partner delivery stations in the State
· Over 3000 ‘I Have Space’ stores in Maharashtra
· Over 60,000 sellers in the State
· Top 5 categories – Smartphones, large appliances, fashion, consumer electronics and consumables