Flipkart is more than India’s version of Amazon – it will become a giant

Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart is planning to set up an integrated logistics park on the outskirts of Bengaluru. This will be the largest and of-its-kind facility in the country. The facility, for which the company is in the process of acquiring 100 acres of land, will house multiple massive warehouses that will rival in size those set up by Amazon and Alibaba in the US and China.

The park, location of which will be finalised in the next few months, will have 1.5 million square feet of warehousing space by the middle of next year.

In comparison, the largest e-commerce warehouse in the country today is run by US online retail giant Amazon in Telangana, which spans 400,000 square feet.

I have used Flipkart for many years – my early transactions were for books which could not be found elsewhere. Always found Flipkart to be efficient and I would recommend them to you.

Of course, Amazon is a growing player in the Indian market but you can see that this home grown e-commerce firm is competing hard and is set to succeed.

http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/flipkart-to-set-up-india-s-biggest-logistics-park-near-bengaluru-118030800049_1.html Flipkart

Author: Stephen Manallack

Former President, Australia India Business Council, Victoria and Author, You Can Communicate; Riding the Elephant; Soft Skills for a Flat World (published by Tata McGraw-Hill INDIA); Communicating Your Personal Brand. Director, EastWest Academy Pty Ltd and Trainer/Speaker/Mentor in Leadership, Communication and Cross Cultural Communication. Passionate campaigner for closer western relations with India. Stephen Manallack is a specialist on “Doing Business with India” and advisor/trainer on “Cross-Cultural Understanding”. He is a Director of EastWest Academy Pty Ltd which provides strategic advice and counsel regarding business relations with India. A regular speaker in India on leadership and global communication, his most recent speaking tour included a speech to students of the elite Indian university, Amity University, in Noida. He also spoke at a major Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) global summit, the PR Consultants Association of India in Delhi, the Symbiosis University in Pune and Cross-Cultural Training for Sundaram Business Services in Chennai. He has visited India on business missions on 10 occasions and led three major trade missions there. He provides cross-cultural training – Asia and the west.

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