E-commerce company Amazon India on Wednesday said that Indian sellers who export their products through its platform have posted 224% growth in their sales between calendar years2015 and 2017. The e-tailer enables sellers to sell their products to international markets including the US, Japan and the UK, among others, under its Global Selling Programme. About 32,000 sellers including brands such as Dabur, Titan, Himalaya, Amul etc export close to 9 crore products. “Today, customers across 180 countries have access to millions of products listed on global Amazon marketplaces from India. For sellers, this is not just an additional marketplace to tap a new audience, but it also allows them to explore new and unconventional usage for their products abroad,” said Eric L Broussard, VP and head, international seller services, Amazon. The e-tailer claims that it registered 310% growth in Indian exporters using its own warehouse and shipping service called Global Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA). Besides the top metros such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Kolkata, sellers from cities such as Indore, Surat, Ahmedabad, Ghaziabad and Pune sold their products to international consumers.
“In the US, Brooklyn, Chicago, Houston, Miami and Los Angles are some of the cities where most of the goods were sold by Indian exporters. Goods sold ranged between pens and home storage to tea etc,” said Gopal Pillai, GM and director, seller services, Amazon India.
Source: Financial Express