SRINAGAR: With the onset of the festive season, Amazon.in has set up its own delivery network in Leh district of Jammu & Kashmir. Amazon.in’s existence in the form of a Service Partner in the region will now enable faster deliveries to customers via the expanded line haul and last mile delivery network. During the Great Indian Festive Sale, Amazon.in delivered packages to customers from remote locations in Leh district such as Diskit, Hunder and Turtuk, an official press note read.
Commenting on the commencement of deliveries via Amazon Logistics in Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir, Akhil Saxena, Vice President, India Customer Fulfilment, Amazon India said, “We believe customers, no matter where they are located, value fast and reliable delivery. With the increasing demand from non-metro cities, and the limited logistics infrastructure available in this region, we have begun commencement of deliveries in Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir through our own delivery network. This will enable us to better serve our customers and also support our Prime customers with free and fast delivery.” Saxena added, “Expansion of our delivery network in Leh will create numerous opportunities for local entrepreneurs in the region to scale their business to greater heights under Amazon’s Service Partner Program.”
With a vision to transform the way India buys and sells, Amazon India has consistently made significant investments in technology, logistics and infrastructure. As part of the vision, the company has invested in building a network of 41 Fulfilment Centres (FC) in 13 states across India with a combined storage space of close to 13 million cubic feet with close to150 Amazon Delivery Stations, 350 Service Partners nodes, and 17,500 ‘I Have Space’ stores in the country, the press note read.