Amazon India is strengthening its sort centre network in India in view of the festival season. The five new sort centres will be unveiled in Vishakhapatnam, Farukhnagar, Bangalore, Mumbai and Ahmedabad. In addition, the company will also expand eight existing sort centres to increase its overall sortation area to 2.2 million square feet, across 19 states.

With this expansion, Amazon India will strengthen its delivery speed and connectivity for customers and sellers, ahead of the festive season.

Sort centres are central to Amazon’s logistics network and help sort and deliver goods to Amazon delivery stations across the country. The Sort centres sort customer packages before they are shipped to delivery stations. The sortation happens based on the location and mode of transportation of the package to customers. Amazon India uses technology and automation such as Sort Slides and Auto Sorters in its sortation network. Sort Slides allow fast manual sortation of packages and Auto Sorters are completely automated machines that perform end-to-end sorting of packages. This automated and expanded network helps increase the speed of transporting packages for customers and sellers in the country.

“Wherever they are, customers trust Amazon for fast, reliable and safe delivery of products. By expanding and investing in the Sort Centre network, we are positioned to ensure continued customer and seller delight, ahead of the upcoming festive season. This expansion will create hundreds of opportunities for individuals and ancillary industries especially during this time when economic growth is a priority for the country,” said Abhinav Singh, director, Amazon Transportation Services, Amazon India.

In July 2020, Amazon India announced the expansion plans of its fulfilment network by adding 10 new fulfilment centres and expansion of five existing buildings, in 2020. The company continues to build its operational network to ensure a smarter, faster and more consistent experience for its customers and sellers across the country, leading up to the festive season.