In the last six months, the U.S-based e-commerce player has greatly expanded its product categories

Less than a year after entering the Indian market, online retail giant Amazon has doubled down, announcing plans to open a second “fulfilment centre” in Bangalore by the end of February.

This, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter, is indicative of the growing demand for Amazon India’s services in the country.

In the last six months, the U.S-based e-commerce player has greatly expanded its product categories as well as start

Fulfillment centres are giant warehouses that help Amazon and other online retailers store many products, ship them and handle returns quickly. The company’s first such centre was set up in Mumbai in 2012.

The new 150,000 square feet centre will primarily cater to existing and new retailers from South India and will have both inbound and outbound services.

“The investment is part of our continued focus one enhancing the online shopping experience for consumers in India and enabling small and medium enterprises to get a scalable platform using fulfilment by Amazon,” the company said in a statement.

According to Amit Agarwal, Country Manager, Amazon India, the response to the company’s new ‘next-day guaranteed’ delivery service has been great.

“Our goal is to provide fast and reliable delivery across a vast selection of products. It is also to enable sellers of all sizes to achieve nationwide scale. This new centre will help us do both,” he said.

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