Amazon India Says It Has Over 1 Lakh Sellers on Its Platform

Amazon India Says It Has Over 1 Lakh Sellers on Its Platform

E-commerce firm Amazon.in has crossed one lakh sellers on its platform during April-June quarter, witnessing a seller growth of over 250 percent year-on-year.

“Since our launch in June 2013, we have been working extensively to meet different business requirements of sellers and help them grow business profitably online,” Gopal Pillai, GM and Director Seller Services, Amazon India told PTI.

“As a result, we have crossed 1 lakh sellers on our platform (during the April-June quarter) and are witnessing a seller growth of over 250 percent year-on-year,” he added.

Seller initiatives include extensive education and skilling programmes, offering Fulfilment By Amazonwherein Amazon.in packs, ships and delivers products to customers, manages returns and does customer service on behalf of the sellers, and other assisted shipping services, he added.

Amazon is also enabling sellers to sell in India but even globally giving them access to over 304 million active customers through the Amazon Global Selling programme.

“Over 8,000 sellers in India are already selling to global shoppers under this programme,” Pillai said.

Amazon has 21 Fulfilment Centres, with more than 13 of them being opened last year across 10 states covering a total area of over 2 million square feet.

Besides, Amazon is also facilitating easy access to secured and unsecured loans for its sellers between Rs. 5 lakh to Rs. 2 crores, through its partner Capital First.

Amazon India Invests in 6 New Fulfilment Centres Ahead of Busy Season

Amazon India Invests in 6 New Fulfilment Centres Ahead of Busy Season

  • New centres in Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Jaipur, and Mumbai
  • With the launch, Amazon has a total area of 2.5 million square feet
  • With this, more products will be available under fulfilment by Amazon

E-commerce major Amazon has invested in six new fulfilment centres to meet growing requirements of its fast-increasing seller base in the country.

The new fulfilment centres, to be set up in Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Jaipur and Mumbai, will bolster the company’s presence in India ahead of the festive season, the company said in a statement Thursday.

With the launch of these new fulfilment centres, Amazon has a total area of 2.5 million square feet with a one-and-a-half times growth in storage capacity at 7.5 million cubic feet.

An Amazon fulfilment centre serves as a modern, secure facility equipped with highly automated pick, pack and ship processes to facilitate safe and timely processing of orders.

The company says it will keep investing in fulfilment and logistics capability to empower sellers.

“It stands testament to our larger commitment of making deep investments in the country and in turn creating opportunities for employment, growth and revenue generation for the government,” said Akhil Saxena, Vice-President, India Customer Fulfilment, Amazon India, in a statement.

The fulfilment centres will allow Amazon.in to offer its Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) service to several thousands more small and medium businesses. Over 80 percent of the sellers on Amazon.in currently use its fulfilment services, Amazon said.

More than 1.3 million products are available for immediate shipping through the network of Amazon’s fulfilment centres in the country.

The fulfilment centres are present in Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and West Bengal.