Ahead of festive season, Amazon, Flipkart scale-up facilities across India

E-commerce firms such as Amazon, Flipkart, and others witnessed blockbuster festive season sales of about $9.2 billion last year

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The facility — which has a processing capacity of 1 million shipments daily and can employ up to 11,000 people — will play an important role this season.

Peerzada AbrarIshita Ayan Dutt Bengaluru/Haringhata
Step aside Cyber Monday, forget Black Friday, and watch out Singles’ Day.

For bargain-hunting shoppers ready to loosen their purse strings this festival season, the country’s two largest e-commerce platforms — Amazon and Flipkart — have gone into overdrive to scale up warehousing capacity. 

Amazon rival Flipkart is girding up for its flagship The Big Billion Days (TBBD) sale event.

Fifty kilometres from Kolkata at Haringhata in the Nadia district of West Bengal, hiring at Flipkart’s big-box facility is going full steam — around 400 people are joining every day! There is unlikely to be any let-up in the intensity

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First Published: Aug 29 2022 | 9:30 PM IST

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