The new FCs, to be set up in Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Jaipur and Mumbai, will bolster the company's presence in India ahead of the festive season, the company said in a statement yesterday.

With the launch of these new FCs, Amazon has a total area of 2.5 million square feet with a one-and-a-half times growth in storage capacity at 7.5 million cubic feet.

An Amazon fulfillment centre serves as a modern, secure facility equipped with highly automated pick, pack and ship processes to facilitate safe and timely processing of orders.

The company says it will keep investing in fulfillment and logistics capability to empower sellers.

"It stands testament to our larger commitment of making deep investments in the country and in turn creating opportunities for employment, growth and revenue generation for the government," said Akhil Saxena, Vice-President, India Customer Fulfilment, Amazon India, in a statement.

The FCs will allow to offer its Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) service to several thousands more small and medium businesses. Over 80 percent of the sellers on currently use its fulfillment services, Amazon said.

More than 1.3 million products are available for immediate shipping through the network of Amazon's FCs in the country. The FCs are present in Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and West Bengal.

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