Shillong, Sep 9: Amazon India today announced the launch of a new Delivery Station in Guwahati, Assam.
Spread across 10,000 square feet, the new station will enable Amazon to further strengthen its last-mile delivery network and ensure faster deliveries across the city of Guwahati and in areas such as Sonapur, Hatigaon, Beltola and Ambari, ahead of the upcoming festive season.
Investments in Delivery Stations enable faster last mile deliveries of orders to customers in the region, and creates local jobs in the city.
Commenting on the expansion, Prakash Rochlani, Director, Amazon Logistics said, “We believe customers, no matter where they are located, value fast and reliable delivery.
In line with our vision of making e-commerce a part of everyday life, and transforming how India buys and sells, we have expanded our last mile delivery network in the North-East region and also opened a new delivery station spread across 10,000 square feet in Guwahati.
This expansion will create many local work opportunities for individuals in the city as we continue our long-term investment in creating jobs and building infrastructure in the region.”
The company further announced the expansion of its delivery network with the launch of eight new Amazon owned and partner Delivery stations in the North East region this year to enable direct delivery presence in towns such as Morigaon, Diphu, Birpuria and Karimganj among others.
This growth of the delivery network will enable Amazon to penetrate further into smaller towns across the region, with significantly more customers now being able to enjoy one-day and two-delivery promises.
Over the years, Amazon has invested in deepening its reach and presence in the eight states of North East India and now has close to 65 Amazon owned and Delivery Service Partner stations that ensure direct delivery presence in more than 380pin codes across the region.
Chandra Mohan Patowary, Minister of Industry, Government of Assam, said, “Developments with regard to infrastructure and job creation are always welcome. Amazon India’s investments have proven to be beneficial in different regions of the country including the North-Eastern states. The investment in Assam in terms of supply chain expansion will help MSMEs from state to expand their footprint, increase local job opportunities and contribute to the growth of the local economy. We congratulate Amazon on their infrastructure expansion and appreciate these developments which support the State MSMEs to explore the e-commerce opportunity.”