Flipkart, the Indian e-commerce marketplace, is all set to open a new fulfilment centre (FC) in West Bengal. This would be the Company’s second-largest warehouse in the state, spread over 2.2 lakh square feet and capable of creating 3,500 direct jobs. Flipkart has seven FCs in West Bengal, covering a total area of 10L sq. ft. and 152 delivery hubs
The new facility, situated in Dankuni, will cater to the needs of both Flipkart and Myntra customers in the region. Thousands of sellers in the region will be able to offer a wider selection and facilitate faster deliveries to customers, not just within West Bengal, but also the neighbouring states.
The new fulfilment centre (FC) will enhance Flipkart’s capabilities to cater to more consumers, including millions of first-time online buyers users in the eastern India.
With this new facility, Flipkart has more than 10 lakh square feet of warehousing space in West Bengal alone, providing employment to more than 50,000 people. This is over and above the lakhs of square feet of warehousing assets from partner brands that create lakhs of direct and indirect job opportunities, while also working with more than 9,300 Kirana delivery partners and 10,000 sellers from the region.
Member of Parliament- Lok Sabha, Kalyan Banerjee, applauded the launch of the facility centre saying “Flipkart has shown deep commitment in bringing a world-class technology-enabled supply chain to the state and complementing the Government’s efforts in meeting the needs of customers and safely delivering essentials.” He pointed out that the warehouse will create jobs and also help MSMEs in the state grow and expand their businesses.
Vandana Yadav, secretary – industry commerce & enterprises, West Bengal thanked Flipkart for “bringing the goodness of e-commerce to the state.”
Hemant Badri, senior VP- supply chain, Flipkart, is confident that “this expansion will help support small and medium businesses from the state while creating thousands of employment opportunities.”