Amazon is now enabling customer pickups in Mumbai. The company has partnered with Indian Railways to set up pickup kiosks in four railway stations across Mumbai. The initiative will be launched as a pilot in CSTM, Thane, Dadar and Kalyan.
Amazon India has come up with a slew of offers ahead of festival season in order to capture the large share of seasonal festive shopping bump. The offer includes increased discounts, no-cost EMI and exchange options for large appliances. The company said that kiosks have been placed in high foot traffic locations inside the station that provide easy accessibility and better convenience to Amazon customers who want to pick up their packages on their way in or out. Customers can select these points as a pick-up location on the checkout page of their order while shopping on Amazon.in.
“Millions of people use the suburban railways as a primary mode of transportation. We welcome this partnership as the launch of Amazon kiosks will help elevate our commuters’ experience at these stations,” said Indian Railways. Amazon has so far spent $5.5 Bn on its India operation, including $500 Mn on food retail. It set up a new 9.5-acre campus, its largest facility globally, in Hyderabad for 15K employees in India. With this partnership, Amazon aims to boost its delivery network in Mumbai and assure convenience-led purchasing experience for customers.