Amazon India doubles its seller base, crosses two-lakh mark

This comes less than a year after it crossed the one lakh seller-count last July.
Amazon India doubles its seller base, crosses two-lakh mark
Amazon India doubles its seller base, crosses two-lakh mark
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E-commerce company on Tuesday announced it has crossed two lakh digital entrepreneurs-mark in just four years of its India operations and in less than a year of crossing the one lakh seller-count last July.

"This fast pace of adoption of the Amazon India marketplace by retailers -- online and offline as well as first generation digital entrepreneurs -- has come on the back of various unique, India-first innovations like feet on street teams, self-service registration, Chai Cart and Tatkal that helped take this digital opportunity to lakhs of SMEs (small and medium enterprises) in tier II and tier III geographies," the e-commerce major said in a statement.

The statement added that partnerships with several national and state government bodies was helping unlock this online opportunity for thousands of Indian artisans, weavers and craftsmen in the country.

"We have not only introduced Indian sellers to our globally successful offerings for sellers...but have constantly innovated specifically for Indian sellers to address their unique challenges," said Gopal Pillai, Director and General Manager, Seller Services, Amazon India.

"Our teams have done an admirable job focusing on our core seller experience, seller enablement and seller success. The fast-paced adoption of our marketplace by sellers speaks volumes of their trust in us to help them grow and succeed," he added.

It will also be setting up three more fulfilment centres in the country to expand by Diwali, when its flagship sale occurs.

“We are setting up three new fulfilment centres (where the goods bound for delivery to customers are stored) at Hyderabad, outer areas of Gurgaon and Ahmedabad soon, and with this the total number of such facilities will increase to 41 in the country,” Akhil Saxena, vice president - India customer fulfilment for Amazon told PTI.

Amazon inaugurated its first fulfilment centre in Madhya Pradesh, spread over 40,000 sq ft.  There are nearly 6,000 sellers associated with Amazon from Madhya Pradesh and of this, 2,200 are from Indore.

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