Flipkart, India’s homegrown e-commerce marketplace, has expanded its footprint in Telangana and strengthened its supply chain infrastructure with the launch of a new fulfilment centre (FC) in Sangareddy. The new fulfilment centre was virtually inaugurated by Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao (KT Rama Rao), Minister for Municipal Administration & Urban Development, Industries & Commerce, and Information Technology of Telangana, Jayesh Ranjan, Secretary, Information Technology (IT), Government of Telangana; and Kalyan Krishnamurthy, CEO, Flipkart Group.
Spread over 4 lakh square feet, the FC will further Flipkart’s commitment to India’s digital commerce evolution by empowering local sellers, employable youth, and customers while making e-commerce more inclusive and accessible. The new FC will support the delivery and logistics of a wide range of product categories, including furniture and large appliances, offered by thousands of local sellers and MSMEs in Telangana, providing them access to a national market. To date, Flipkart’s e-commerce platform has empowered more than 14,000 sellers in the state to join the mainstream economy and cater to the rising consumer demand in the country. Flipkart’s supply chain operations have also contributed to the growth of Telangana’s economy by creating over 40,000 direct and indirect jobs.
Some of Flipkart’s key investments in Telangana include the establishment of six fulfilment centres for making millions of products, including home appliances, furniture, large appliances, and groceries, available. With close to 100 distribution hubs in the state, it collectively generates over 40,000 job opportunities. Today, close to 5,000 kiranas in Telangana are also associated with Flipkart’s Kirana Delivery programme, making lakhs of deliveries that augment their income. Last year, Flipkart signed an MoU with the Society for the Elimination of Rural Poverty to promote market access and growth for farmer producer organisations and self-help groups in Telangana and enable them to access Flipkart’s pan-India customer base.
Flipkart has a green data center located in the state, powered by renewable energy, that strengthens the technology infrastructure and underlines the company’s efforts towards building a sustainable value chain.