E-commerce giant Amazon India has announced expansion of its delivery network in various parts of India to cater to ensure timely delivery to the customers as well as to cater to the increase in demand during the festival season, reports The Hindu.
According to the report, the e-commerce major has doubled the presence of its delivery service partner network with setting up of more than 1,400 delivery stations in 750 cities across the country. Earlier last year, there were 700 delivery stations of the company in 500 cities.
Amazon’s Service Partner programme is one of the last mile models by the company wherein over 250 entrepreneurs across the country have partnered with the e-commerce giant to provide local distribution services at places including tier-4 and tier-5 locations.
“We have significantly scaled our delivery programmes and focused our efforts on widening the reach of our direct delivery network, enabling speed in the delivery promise for our customers and improving their delivery experience,” said Akhil Saxena, Vice President, India Customer Fulfilment, Amazon India.
“To make all of this real for our customers, we have doubled our Delivery Service Partner stations to 1400 nodes, expanded our owned delivery station network, invested in the growth and success of our ‘I Have Space’ partners, expanded the presence of the Amazon Flex program to 7 cities and enabled lakhs of sellers to be able to leverage the Amazon Transportation network to directly fulfil their customer orders,” he said.