Amazon Expands Its PFS Program To 9 Indian Cities

The Company’s Vision To Make All Amazon Shipments Net Zero Carbon.

As an India first initiative, the E-commerce giant Amazon expands its PFS ( packaging free shipment ) program on cities like Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai, Gurgaon.

The PFS program will be available in nine cities in India. Including the cities as mentioned above, the program expands to Mumbai, Delhi, Nagpur, Noida, Bengaluru. As per this program packages now will be delivered without any secondary packaging. The packages will get delivered with only their original packings.

An Amazon India spokesperson said, “This is an India-first initiative and ties into Amazon's global ‘Shipment Zero' vision, an initiative to deliver zero net carbon shipments (by 2030). The pilot began in July last year in Bengaluru when we delivered the relevant customer orders packaging-free and received positive feedback,”

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Under the “Shipment Zero” vision, Amazon trying to make all it shipments net zero carbon, with 50 percent of all shipments net Zero by 2030. On pre-defined parameters like the location of the customer, the distance the order has to travel, and the category of the product ordered, this program is applicable.

Customers who receive their orders without secondary packing are informed of this initiative via email and also in a paper pouch placed on their physical shipment.

“Feedback from customers had indicated that they are looking for more sustainable packaging solutions,” said Akhil Saxena, Vice President (Customer Fulfillment) at Amazon India. He also added, “This has led to the new packaging innovation – delivering products packaging-free. Our investment in protecting the environment ensures a triple win – it is good for our planet, good for our customers and community, and good for the business,”.

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Automotive accessories, home, and home improvement products, luggage and shoes, tech accessories are included, which are shipped through packaging free shipment, but the products like Liquids, fragile items, or products that need privacy are never shipped packaging free, said an Amazon spokesperson.

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