7,000 from State selling products on Amazon

July 13, 2018 12:00 am | Updated 05:13 am IST - Vijayawada

The global online retailer launches its first warehouse in Vijayawada

Amazon plans to have 20 million cubic feet storage space, says Akhil Saxena.CH. VIJAYA BHASKARCH_VIJAYA BHASKAR

Amazon plans to have 20 million cubic feet storage space, says Akhil Saxena.CH. VIJAYA BHASKARCH_VIJAYA BHASKAR

More than 7,000 sellers from Andhra Pradesh have registered with Amazon and the State is one of the important geographies being pursued by the global online retailer for its expansion.

The company launched its first customer fulfilling point (warehouse) here on Thursday.

The facility, spread across 20,000 sft, is expected to reduce the delivery time for the customers and save on cost of storage and delivery for sellers, according to Amazon India vice-president, customer fulfillment Akhil Saxena.

Rapid growth

The facility in Nidamanuru is one of the five announced during 2018.

The company plans to set up 50 such centres to have a storage space of 20 million cubic feet across India.

Mr. Saxena told media here, “We see a rapid growth in sellers from Andhra Pradesh. The facility will now be able to give better service to both the sellers from the region and buyers from across the country.”

Artisans, apparel makers

As per the information from the company, there are about 1,400 sellers from Vijayawada.

A sizeable number of the sellers are artisans and the ones who supply apparels, toys and plastic utensils.

Besides the warehouses, Amazon has about 15,000 points across the country under its ambitious Project Udaan.

Help at hand

These points are expected to facilitate the digitally illiterate people book the desired products through online with the help of the Amazon staff.

Vijayawada too has one such point on Bandar road.

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