Exclusive: Amazon Close to Launching 3rd Party Logistics Services in India; Pilot Begins This Month

E-commerce major Amazon is making is next big move in India, a market which it entered recently. The company is setting up third party logistics services in the country, starting with a pilot in Delhi- NCR region, NextBigWhat has learned from two sources.

The service will be available for Amazon sellers as well as third party sellers.

The company will run trials until February and until then the service will be free for sellers, a source privy to the development told NextBigWhat. Prices of its third party logistics services will be announced after the pilot. Amazon Logo

Amazon will also offer cash on delivery services and is expected to finish signing up sellers by December 15th.

The online retailer received government approval to set up its logistics service in India in February last year. Such logistics services form a large part of Amazon’s revenues in the United States. According to a recent report,  the Amazon is hiring 13,500 people in Hyderabad, where it is building a 1.6 million sq ft campus.

In June this year, the retail giant launched an online marketplace in India, a $400 bn retail market.

Besides the courier companies like DTDC, Rocket Internet backed Jabong provides logistics services to third party vendors and e-commerce sites. Jabong, which launched third party services including customer care under the Jabong Value Added Services brand, covers more than 1600 pin codes.

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