The largest Russian e-commerce company Ozon has opened a fulfillment center in Astana, QazMonitor reports.
Sellers in Kazakhstan will be able to store their goods in the new warehouse complex and sell them both in Kazakhstan and Russia. The opening of the center is expected to cut delivery time in Kazakhstan by half and in Russia by 1.5 times, according to Ozon’s press service.
The facility can support a full cycle of production of online orders – from storing sellers’ products to packaging online orders.
The total area is 10 thousand square meters, which allows for a storage space for up to 700 thousand different products. The center is estimated to handle at least 24 thousand orders per day.
General Director of the Ozon Marketplace in Kazakhstan Molder Rysaliyeva said Kazakhstani businesses can cover a wider audience and make the delivery process cheaper.
"Our experience shows that the new logistics facility in the region allows an increase in the number of local sellers at the site,” she said.
Ozon began expanding its presence in Kazakhstan last year. Its logistics infrastructure includes two sorting centers in Almaty and Astana, as well as about fifty branded pick-up points.
“We are already seeing active growth of sellers from Kazakhstan – last year their number increased 4.5 times. With the opening of a fulfillment center, we expect to see a boost by another 5 times in a year.”