Amazon.in recently announced plans to double its storage capacity in the country. Amazon plans to put up its first Amazon Fulfillment Centre in Andhra Pradesh and it has reportedly chosen Visakhapatnam for it.
The fulfillment centre that is to be put up in Gajuwaka will have a storage capacity of 10,000 cubic feet. In a press release, Amazon.in stated, “Besides the already announced 7 specialized ones for large appliances and furniture, there will be 7 other fulfilment centres set up in Telangana, Haryana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh to support its regular business. All of these will be fully operational by the end of this quarter to support the remarkable high double digit growth the company continues to see.”
What is an Amazon Fulfilment Centre?
Amazon’s website states:
Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) helps you increase your online sales by giving you access to Amazon’s world-class fulfillment resources, fast, free delivery options for your products, and trusted and acclaimed customer service. Simply send your products to an Amazon fulfillment center, and we’ll store your inventory, pick, pack and ship your orders across India and provide customer service.
When you join FBA your offers become more visible and more competitive: your FBA products are eligible for One Day Delivery, Free Delivery options so you gain access to millions of our loyal customers. FBA may also help you compete for the Buy Box which appears with the “Add to Cart” option when customers click on a product they wish to buy. In a recent Amazon survey done in 2014 among FBA Sellers in India, 86% reported enjoying a sales increase after they started using FBA.
We have also recently launched Amazon Prime in India. With Amazon Prime, you can enjoy better product visibility as well as premium delivery options for your products. Once you become an FBA seller, you automatically become a Prime seller with absolutely no fees involved for Prime.