Vijayawada

Amazon India opens sort centre near Gannavaram

Amazon India Director Abhinav Singh on Thursday announced the launch of a Sort Centre at Surampalli in Gannavaram mandal of Krishna district. It is a 25,000 square feet facility where the customer packages would be processed and despatched. Similar centres had been recently opened in Goa, Ranchi and Siliguri, he said.

Addressing a press conference here, Mr. Singh said the Sort Centre enabled faster delivery of customer orders in the Andhra Pradesh (A.P.) capital region and its neighbourhood where demand had been growing rapidly, and it was in addition to a fulfilment centre with a 20,000 cubic feet storage space established in the city a few years ago. With the Vijayawada sort centre, Amazon.in has increased its processing capacity for sortation of customer packages from one million square feet in 2018 to 1.50 million square feet spread across 19 States.

Mr. Singh, who heads the middle mile transportation wing at Amazon India, said the sort centres played an integral role in building connectivity and increasing the speed of transportation between Amazon’s fulfilment centres and the last mile delivery network.

Amazon achieved an efficiency of more than 30% by investing in automation, he said, adding that smartphones, large appliances, fashion, consumer electronics and consumables had been the leading shopping categories in Andhra Pradesh.

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