Trivandrum: Just days ahead of the International Women’s Day, Amazon.in today announced the launch of a first-of its-kind women-only delivery station, aimed at empowering women and transforming their lives.
This initiative has been kick-started with its first delivery station in Thiruvananthapuram, followed by Chennai. Through this initiative, Amazon has taken the lead to engage with women, create unique relevant job opportunities and enable them to be achievers in this field.
These dedicated Amazon India women delivery stations will, through their service partners, be completely managed and run by women. Women will deliver packages on two-wheelers, covering a radius of 2-3 kms from the delivery station.
The women-only delivery station in Thiruvananthapuram is located at Kulathoor and will cover the nearby Kazhakuttam area including the Technopark campuses. The present team consists of seven ladies who work in day shifts to deliver the goods. The station which has been functional for over a month and a half on a trial basis was formally inaugurated today.
Interacting with the media, Samuel Thomas, Director – Transportation, Amazon India said “Our vision is to create opportunities for individuals to realize their potential and transform their lives. We are committed to use our resources and infrastructure of innovation and technology to support the women in our country explore and succeed in what was otherwise a very male dominated sector. We are proud to have pioneered the women only delivery station which is a first-of-its-kind India-specific innovation from Amazon and look forward to help women across communities attain financial independence in life.”
Divya Syam, who manages the delivery station, said “Amazon is providing me with the perfect opportunity to work as a service partner and set an example for many women in the country. With the increasing popularity of e-commerce platforms and with the support of my very hardworking and dedicated delivery associates, I am certain we will be able to overcome all hindrances and grow in this male-dominated business.”?
Amazon started delivering to Kerala three years back and today services 12 Districts covering 240 pin codes. “The remaining two Districts, Wayanad and Idukki, will be covered this year itself. We plan to start the next women-only delivery station at Kochi and we will also be starting ‘Pickup Points’ very soon in Kerala which will be convenient for working people to pick up their goods”, Samuel added.
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