Amazon strengthens delivery network in Northeast India

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Amazon India on October 9 announced the expansion of its delivery network in the eight states of Northeast India.

With close to 60 Amazon-owned and delivery service partner stations in the region, the company has added several new pin codes to its delivery footprint ahead of the festive season this year, including remote towns such as Champhai and Kolasib in Mizoram, Lumding in Assam, Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh and Mokokchung in Nagaland, a company release said.

Amazon has partnered with local entrepreneurs as part of the delivery service partner program, enabling the small businesses with growth opportunities and helping Amazon India to penetrate into tier 3 and tier 4 locations in the Northeast region with its own delivery services.

“The combination of local expertise that the delivery service partners bring in and Amazon’s global technology enables the company to seamlessly manage last-mile deliveries with many added services like exchange at doorstep, buyback and return pick up at doorstep,” the statement said.

Last month, the company announced the addition of close to 200 Amazon operated and delivery service partner stations, with a delivery network of 1,700 stations across the country this festive season.

The company has also strengthened its delivery programs with its flagship ‘I Have Space’ (IHS) program, now comprising more than 28,000 neighbourhood and kirana in close to 350 cities, the release added.

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