Amazon plans to set up three more fulfillment centers in India which would take the total number to 27 by the end of this year, a senior executive of the company said. The locations for the proposed centers were however not revealed. Currently 24 centers are located across 10 states in India. Amazon has also announced its Great Indian Sale which will take place from October 1 to October 5 which the company believes will be the largest event in India. Also Read - Amazon Prime Day sale deals revealed: Discount on OnePlus Nord CE, Mi 11X, Samsung Galaxy M42
“Right now, we have 24 fulfillment centers. By the end of this year, we should be closing with around 27 fulfillment centers. That would give a storage capacity of around 7.5 million cubic feet. That is one of the largest investments we committed to India,” Noor Patel, Director Category Management, Amazon India told reporters in a press conference. “This is the only country where Amazon is having its own delivery infrastructure,” he added. He also said the sale of 4G phones have significantly gone up during the past few months. He, however, did not directly attribute it to the launch of Reliance Jio. “Diwali, in 2015, had witnessed sale four times more than that was in the previous year,” he further said. Also Read - Amazon Prime Day sale: Top 5 deals on budget phones from Redmi, Samsung, more
The consumer electronics selection in Amazon India today stands at over 24 million products offered by 29,000 sellers on the platform, he added. India Mobile phones and speakers are the fastest growing sub-categories on Amazon India platform that witnessed over 170 per cent and nearly 240 per cent increase, respectively, during last one year.