ATS-Amazon Transport Service has received Rs 207 crore worth international funding in logistics and warehousing from Singapore based Amazon Corporate Holdings and Amazon Malaysia reported by The Economic Times. It has been reported that this is the second time where the international logistics funding was received, of Rs 67 crore in September 2016.
This new investment in the expansion helps in developing an increase in adding new fulfillment centres all across the country. They also focus in the steady expanding in grocery and household item delivery services: Amazon Pantry.
During the last few months company has doubled the storage capacity by setting up 7 new fulfillment centres by the end of current quarter. Also as part of gradual expansion they are setting up new fulfillment centres in Telangana, Haryana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh, which is huge in space for storing huge appliances and furniture’s. Last year the Amazon have opened around 6 fulfillment centres in country in Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi and Jaipur to expand its services. During that period 80% of sellers make use of the fulfillment services. Also the company is planning for increase in fulfillment capacity for sellers by 26% in this year.
Amazon has also expanded services of Pantry to seven more cities and now totally available for total 34 cities in India and in next 3 months the supply chain management network will be expanding its service to 13 more cities. The grocery delivery service called Kirana Now (Amazon Now) has been established to Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad where it was launched in Bengaluru last year, for the purpose of delivering perishable items ordered within two to four hours. Also the company has got nod form Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) to stock and sell local grocery products online. Also an application was filed in February to make an investment of $500 million for the online food retaining which creates its own supply chain for delivering fresh produce and retail food.