Amazon India announced the opening of an all-women partner delivery station in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday.
The new station, which is located in Piduguralla town in Guntur district, will be run by Amazon’s Delivery Service Partner (DSP). This station joins Amazon’s DSPs’ current four all-women delivery stations in Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, and Kerala. Amazon India’s efforts to enhance opportunities for women in the logistics sector, as well as its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity (DEI) pledge, are bolstered by the inauguration of this all-women delivery station.
Karuna Shankar Pande, Director, Last Mile Operations, Amazon India, said, “I’m proud to announce the launch of the fifth all-women delivery station in the country and the first in the state of Andhra Pradesh. This continued expansion is a testament to providing women with growth opportunities that enable them to expand their horizons. Our Delivery Service Partners across the country play an important role in strengthening Amazon India’s operations network, and in delivering smiles to our customers. We stay committed to providing women with safe and fulfilling opportunities, and remain steadfast in our resolve to financially uplift them.”
Amazon India’s DSP programme is a last-mile delivery concept in which small and mid-sized companies (SMBs) join with Amazon to deliver products to Amazon consumers. Not only has the initiative aided Amazon India in expanding its reach into India’s hinterlands, but it has also created opportunities for SMBs to flourish. Currently, Amazon India has close to 1650 Delivery Service Partner Stations spread across more than 750 locations, employing tens of thousands of delivery employees. This platform also allows the corporation to manage last-mile deliveries across the country in a seamless manner.
“I was always ambitious and wanted to pursue my higher studies, but the financial condition at my home did not allow me to do so. My father, who is a farmer, needed financial help to manage the expenses at home. With this job, I am empowered to be financially independent and also take care of my family. It gives me immense satisfaction to inspire many other young women from my village,” said Vimala Banala, Delivery Associate, from the all-women delivery station in Piduguralla.