BSY hopes it will help sell ‘Made in Karnataka’ products
Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Thursday virtually inaugurated US e-com giant Amazon’s new fulfilment centre in Karnataka.
The CM tweeted, “Inaugurated the Amazon Fulfilment Centre in a virtual event today. E-commerce firms are playing a vital role in the growth of MSMEs by providing an online marketplace for their goods, besides delivering essentials to people at their doorsteps especially during this pandemic…”
He continued, “…Urge e-commerce companies to expand their footprint beyond Bengaluru to tier-2 & tier-3 cities & provide a platform to local artisans & GI-tagged products. Commerce & Industry Principal Secretary, Global Sr VP & Country Head Amazon India, and VP of @amazonIN were present.”
Urge E-commerce companies to expand their footprint beyond Bengaluru to tier-2 & tier-3 cities & provide platform to local artisans & GI tagged products. Commerce & Industry Principal Secretary, Global Sr.VP & Country Head Amazon India, VP of @amazonIN were present. (2/2)— B.S. Yediyurappa (@BSYBJP) October 8, 2020
The CM added that the fresh investment by Amazon would create more job opportunities for local youth and also enable MSMEs to sell their ‘Made in Karnataka’ products all over India and the world.
Focus on Karnataka
With a storage capacity of more than 1.2 million cubic feet, the new fulfilment centre is specialised to store and process customer orders from the large appliances and furniture category. With this infrastructure expansion, Amazon.in will now offer storage capacity of more than 4 million cubic feet across 4 fulfilment centres to its close to 35,000 sellers in Karnataka.
Among those present were Amit Agarwal, Senior Vice President, Amazon India and Akhil Saxena, VP, Customer Fulfillment Operations, APAC, MENA & LATAM, Amazon India.
“The expanded fulfilment network will create thousands of work opportunities and further boost ancillary businesses in the state,” said Saxena.
The expansion in Karnataka is a part of the company’s plans announced in July 2020 to add 10 new fulfilment centres and expand 7 existing sites across India.