Amazon to extend Pantry services to more cities

Our Bureau Kolkata | Updated on January 13, 2018 Published on February 28, 2017

Saurabh Srivastava, Director - Consumables, FMCG, Amazon India. - Photo: Ashoke Chakrabarty

E-commerce major’s FMCG business grew 165% y-o-y in 2016

E-commerce major is looking to extend its ‘Pantry’ services to more cities, once it has stabilised operations in the existing 29. Expansion will most likely be into smaller ones.

According to Saurabh Srivastava, Director - Consumables, FMCG, Amazon India, the entry into majority of these 29-odd cities, including Kolkata, were made over the past few days.

“We will continue to expand it (Pantry) in as many cities as we can,” he said while announcing the launch of the servicein Kolkata on Tuesday.

Amazon Pantry offers customers the option to shop online for everyday essentials across brands.

“The top cities have been covered, and the adoption has been good for the overall FMCG segment,” Srivastava said.


Last year, the FMCG business of the e-commerce major grew 165 per cent on a year-on-year basis. currently sells over 19 lakh FMCG goods through nearly 9,000 sellers.

Other services by Amazon in the FMCG segment include Amazon Now (which is currently restricted to Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Delhi), ‘Super Value Day’ and ‘Subscribe and Save’.

Published on February 28, 2017

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