invests in 7 new fulfilment centers

amazon India launched has invested in seven new Fulfilment Centers (FCs) in India.

The e-commerce giant has opened new FCs in Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kolkata, Nagpur, Gurgaon, Pune and Mumbai.

The total number of FCs are 20 across 10 states in India covering a total area of over 1.6 million square feet with a storage capacity of nearly four million cubic feet, said Amazon. has FCs in Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and West Bengal.

“Sellers on our marketplace have been witnessing exponential growth with overall volume growth exceeding 500 percent in the latest quarter and largely powered by our Fulfilled by Amazon service  contributing more than 75 percent of total units,” said Amit Agarwal, vice president and country manager of Amazon India.

Amazon FCs are offering more than one million products for immediate shipping.

Online retailers can utilize the Amazon Fulfilment Centers, which are warehouses, to stock their inventory. Sellers can send their products to Amazon’s fulfilment centers and once an order is placed, Amazon picks, packs and ships the order to the customer, provides customer service and manages returns on behalf of the sellers.

Sellers save money by replacing their upfront capital expense with low variable cost and pay only for the storage space they use and the orders Amazon fulfills. Globally, sellers converting items to FBA generally see a 30-40 percent uplift in sales.