Amazon India, the E-commerce giant said that it has created more than 6,500 temporary jobs for its mega sale later this month. From January 20 to January 24, 2018, Amazon.in is going to host its Great Indian Sale. Akhil Saxena, Amazon India Vice President (Customer Fulfillment) told PTI, ”More than 5,500 of these “seasonal positions” have been formed across Amazon India’s network for the fulfillment centers, sortation centers as well as the delivery stations.”
Saxena added, “Another 1,000 associates have been added to the company’s customer service sites in order to cater to higher customer demand expected during the period of SALE.”
Saxena said, “This development will be instrumental in driving an exceptional experience during the upcoming Great Indian Sale. These thousands of associates will help in expanding our capabilities to serve our customers with better service and enable us to deliver dependably high levels of customer experience.”
These seasonal positions have been created in metros as well as cities such as Hyderabad and Bengaluru, among others. Saxena said, “ The company’s service partner stations have also hired extra seasonal associates for enabling faster deliveries during the sale.”
Sealed in a penetrating battle for leadership in the e-commerce market of India with local rival Flipkart, Amazon.in has been belligerently invested in increasing its infrastructure and delivery abilities.
It has 41 fulfilment centres (warehouses), more than 25 sortation centres, close to 150 delivery stations and 350 service partner stations all-round the country.
These enable in pickups, packing, shipping, and delivery the orders during the SALE. Amazon India also has 13 customer service sites across 12 cities.
This US-based company has committed an investment of over $5 billion that is roughly Rs. 31,720 crores in the Indian market and has already pumped in a noteworthy portion of that amount.