Left Menu
Development News Edition

Amazon India expands packaging-free shipping to over 100 cities

PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 03-06-2020 16:19 IST | Created: 03-06-2020 16:18 IST
Amazon India expands packaging-free shipping to over 100 cities
Representative image Image Credit: ANI

Amazon India on Wednesday said it has expanded packaging-free shipping services, wherein reusable bags will be used to deliver goods, to 100 Indian cities. As part of efforts for sustainable solutions, Packaging-Free Shipping (PFS) was launched in nine cities in June last year. India was the first market where the initiative was launched by Amazon.

"With this expansion of PFS, more than 40 per cent of Amazon customer orders shipped from Amazon India's Fulfilment centers are now packaging-free or have significantly reduced packaging. With PFS, multiple customer orders are secured and transported in reusable totes during deliveries," a statement said. The company said the PFS algorithm leverages technology and is applied to orders based on parameters like the location of the customer, distance taken for delivery of the order and the category of product ordered. Products that are shipped packaging-free include technology accessories, home and home improvement products, shoes, luggage, and others. Liquids, fragile items, and personal care products that need additional protection during transportation continue to be shipped with packaging.

"At Amazon India, we are aggressively working towards building innovative and sustainable packaging solutions which will help us minimise waste. We have been working with several brands to provide e-commerce friendly packaging to further reduce use of secondary packaging," Amazon India Director (Customer Fulfilment and Supply Chain) Prakash Kumar Dutta said. The expansion of PFS to over 100 cities within a year is a testament to Amazon's commitment towards sustainability, he added.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Pride in the time of coronavirus: a welcome move online?

This year is different in many ways not least as celebrations are also taking place against the dramatic backdrop of a global health crisis and a resurgence in grassroots activism following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. ...

COVID-19: Weighing up the benefits and limitations of edtech platforms

Edtech companies shouldnt focus on merely pushing contents, but to provide an interactive, effective teaching and learning environment. ...

Shipping industry's COVID-19 resilience test could boost digitalization

The push towards digitalization in shipping industry was already happening and has been further accelerated by the pandemic as current practices are not tenable under present circumstances and would definitely not be in the future....

Health is pure science but why objectivity eludes WHO

We certainly need a global body to coordinate responses against health emergencies. However, this sheer need of humanity on this planet should not be milked by the World Organization WHO to overshadow constructive criticism and call for ref...

Videos

Latest News

Sixth earthquake hits Mizoram in 15 days

An earthquake of 4.6 magnitude hit Mizorams Champhai district on Friday afternoon, the sixth quake to rock the state in the last 15 days, officials said. The earthquake occurred at around 2.35 pm and the epicentre was 52 km south-southeast ...

Colombia will contest court order suspending activities of U.S. troops

Colombias government said on Friday it will challenge a court order to suspend the activities of a U.S. army unit advising its military in the fight against drug trafficking. The decision by the administrative tribunal of Cundinamarca provi...

Delhi records 2,520 fresh coronavirus cases, taking tally to over 94,000; death toll mounts to 2,923: Authorities.

Delhi records 2,520 fresh coronavirus cases, taking tally to over 94,000 death toll mounts to 2,923 Authorities....

June exports data to reflect faster recovery: Goyal

The countrys exports, after contracting drastically in April and May due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are recovering fast and it will be reflected in the data for June, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said on Friday. Addressing e...

Give Feedback