Flipkart now has over one million square feet of warehousing space across seven fulfillment centers and 152 delivery hubs in West Bengal alone.
More than 52% of Flipkart’s consumers are from Tier-II and outside cities, which is a testament to the increasing use of e-commerce services. A top executive of the domestic e-commerce giant has commissioned the 2.2 lakh-square-foot fulfillment center (second largest in Dankuni, West Bengal) in its ongoing process to augment the supply chain in the east to meet the growing demand across the region. Fulfillment Center) has said so while unveiling.
With the launch of this new hub creating around 3,500 direct jobs, the company will continue to support small and medium businesses in the region. Over the years, the Eastern Region has emerged as one of the fastest growing regions for e-commerce across the country. Flipkart now has over 1 million square feet of warehousing space in seven fulfillment centers and 152 delivery hubs in West Bengal alone and employs more than 50,000 people in all these facilities. It is creating millions of direct and indirect employment opportunities in addition to millions of square feet of warehousing assets from partner brands, while also working with over 9,300 kirana delivery partners and 10,000 vendors in the region.
Flipkart Senior VP (Supply Chain) Hemant Badri said, “The e-commerce will continue to serve the dominant ecosystem. He said, “The new facility area in Dankuni will cater to the needs of both Flipkart and Myntra customers. This will help in offering the widest selection to thousands of sellers and enable faster delivery of customer orders within the region and neighboring states, helping to create a national market reach.”
The new Fulfillment Center (FC) will enhance Flipkart’s capabilities to cater to more consumers, including millions of first-time e-commerce users in the past. Vandana Yadav, Secretary (Industry, Commerce and Enterprise), West Bengal said, “Flipkart’s continued investment in the state is a testament to the enabling environment that the state has helped create not only in job opportunities but also in terms of delivery for consumers. Safe way has also been made. We hope that this will create many more opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship.
Appreciating the new hub launch, Member of Parliament Kalyan Banerjee said, “Flipkart has complemented the government’s efforts in bringing a world-class technology-enabled supply chain to the state and meeting the needs of the customers and delivering the essentials safely. I have shown deep commitment.”
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