Amazon India expands PFS initiative to more than 100 cities

3 June 2020 (Last Updated June 3rd, 2020 12:19)

E-commerce retailer Amazon has reportedly reduced its packaging by expanding its Packaging-Free Shipping (PFS) solution to more than 100 cities in India.

Amazon India expands PFS initiative to more than 100 cities
Amazon expands its Packaging-Free Shipping solution to more than 100 Indian cities. Credit: quickonlinetips.

E-commerce retailer Amazon has reportedly reduced its packaging by expanding its Packaging-Free Shipping (PFS) solution to more than 100 cities in India.

With this initiative, customer orders are shipped with no extra packaging apart from their original packing.

Some of the items that are delivered packaging free are home and home improvement products, shoes, luggage, and tech accessories among others.

The solution allows several delivery orders to be safely carried in totes that are re-usable.

Amazon launched the sustainable packaging solution in June last year in nine Indian cities.

Amazon India Customer Fulfilment & Supply Chain director Prakash Kumar Dutta was quoted by The Hindu Business Line as saying: “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.

“The expansion of PFS to 100 cities within a year is a testament to our commitment to sustainability. We continue to expand this initiative while ensuring safe and secure deliveries of customer orders.”

Amazon aims to make all shipments net zero carbon and achieve 50% net zero carbon by 2030.

In September last year, Amazon India announced plans to eliminate single-use plastic packaging as part of its long-term sustainable packaging initiative.

Last month, another India’s e-commerce retailer Flipkart cut the usage of plastic packaging in its own supply chain by about 50%.