Flipkart on Wednesday announced that it has opened a new fulfilment centre in West Bengal which is its second-largest in the state to ramp up its supply chain infrastructure in the East.
The new centre in Dankuni is spread over 2.2 lakh square feet and creates nearly 3,500 direct jobs which will cater to the needs of both Flipkart and Myntra customers in the region, the company said in a release.
With the addition of this new facility in Dankuni, Flipkart now has more than 10 lakh square feet of warehousing space in the state alone and employs over 50,000 people. This is in addition to lakhs of square feet of warehousing assets from partner brands creating lakhs of direct and indirect job opportunities while also working with over 9,300 kirana delivery partners and 10,000 sellers from the region, Flipkart said.
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The group has created close to 50,000 jobs in the state. It also has a partnership with Biswa Bangla which is a West Bengal government entity to showcase the traditional Bengali handicrafts, fabrics and artifacts on Flipkart Samarth