Amazon has launched its second fulfilment centre in UP. The new centre in Lucknow is spread over close to 50,000 square feet. The aim is to empower small and medium businesses in the state to leverage the growth of digital economy and reach a wide customer base through e-commerce portal.

With the new center, the company now has two fulfilment centres in UP: Ghaziabad and Lucknow. They are offering close to 150,000 cubic feet of storage for faster delivery to customers in the region. This is one of the seven recently announced fulfilment centres this year. The company has said by end of 2017, it will have 41 fulfilment centres across 13 states with a combined storage space of close to 13 million cubic feet.

Akhil Saxena, VP customer fulfilment Amazon India says their investment in UP signifies the growing interest of large global enterprises in the state. The centre will enable hundreds of small and medium businesses selling locally created products such as handlooms to service customers seamless across the country.

Amazon says the centre will give fillip to the local economy by enabling the growth of ancillary businesses such as packaging, transportation, logistics and hospitality across the state. It informed that the selection offered by the UP sellers for immediate delivery has grown more than 110 per cent this year as compared to last year.