Flipkart Expands Warehouse Network in Gujarat to Support Local Vendors
Flipkart, owned by Walmart, announced the expansion of its supply chain in Gujarat with the addition of four new supply chain facilities to support local vendors in the state and meet the growing demand for e-commerce .
The new facilities are located in Ahmedabad and Surat, and are collectively spread over an area of nearly 500,000 square feet, helping to create more than 5,000 direct and indirect local jobs in the state. This will further help strengthen support for nearly 35,000 local vendors in Gujarat to gain access to the national market while ensuring greater choice and faster deliveries for customers.
“With a strengthened supply chain presence in Gujarat, we will be able to further support MSMEs, Gujarat vendors and thousands of Kirana partners in the state, while creating thousands more local jobs.” said Kalyan Krishnamurthy, Group CEO, Flipkart.
The addition of new facilities will also increase Flipkart’s ability to serve more consumers, including thousands of thousands of new e-commerce customers. Interestingly, over 52% of new Flipkart consumers are level II and beyond cities. There is a growing adoption of e-commerce services and more opportunities for sellers in these regions. These new investments by Flipkart in the state will support thousands of small businesses. Over time, the Flipkart Group has created more than 130,000 direct and indirect local jobs in the state, while providing market access to underserved communities in Gujarat.
“E-commerce has played a central role in bringing the ecosystem of local vendors to pan-Indian customers,” said Vijay Rupani, chief minister of the government of Gujarat. “It is encouraging to witness the expansion of Flipkart’s supply chain in the state, which will create thousands of direct and indirect jobs and open new avenues for thousands of MSMEs, local traders and of craftsmen.
He said the government of Gujarat is committed to the overall development of the state, including building an ecosystem conducive to e-commerce by working closely with industry leaders like Flipkart to boost the growth in the region.
In recent years, Gujarat has emerged as a strong market for e-commerce with thousands of new Kirana customers, vendors and partners turning to e-commerce to meet their needs while taking advantage of the entrepreneurial opportunities that it offers. he offers.