It may still be trying to catch up with the market leader on sales, but Amazon India has surely outperformed Flipkart on one front: occupying office space. The local unit of the American e-commerce giant occupies 3.1 million sq ft of office space in India, more than four times compared with the 7 lakh sq ft that Flipkart has on rent. Flipkart is also building a campus in India.
This may not be an indication of the sales they post, but it does point to the aggressive expansion being carried out by Amazon, which entered India in 2013, six years after Flipkart started operations. To be sure, the American company also has services here that cater to its global operations, and that require space.
Read more: Economic Times