With a new 1.25 lakh square feet “Sort Center” opening in Mahalunge in the Khed taluka, the world’s largest online retailer, Amazon India, has stated that it has expanded its sorting and delivery network in the Pune area in preparation for higher demand over the holiday season.
The company claimed that adding the 15,000 sq ft delivery facility will aid in its last-mile delivery system in the city’s southern and western suburbs, including Katraj, Yewalewadi, and Bibwewadi.
Amazon added that there are now six such facilities in Maharashtra, with a combined total of five lakh square feet of space, even if the business did not disclose the amount invested in the sort centre.
With increasing volumes expected during Ganesh Chaturthi and the subsequent festive season, Amazon also said that the expansion would enable 1.3 lakh sellers to reach customers with quicker delivery times.
In addition, Amazon has many sizable “fulfilment centres” throughout the state, notably one in Pune’s heavily- industrial Chakan suburb.
“Maharashtra has always been an important State for us, and this expansion reiterates our commitment to strengthen the local economy. This infrastructure advancement will support more than 1.3 lakh sellers in the state, and also create hundreds of work opportunities, including flexible earning opportunities, as we continue our long-term investment in infrastructure and technology,” said Abhinav Singh, director of customer fulfillment at Amazon India’s supply chain and global speciality fulfillment division.