Amazon goes all out for sale with one lakh local shops

E-commerce giant, Amazon said it has enabled over one lakh local shops, kiranas and neighborhood stores for the upcoming Great Indian Festivals.

Amazon India has enabled over one lakh local shops, kiranas and neighbourhood stores across the country to help local businesses and customers this festive season. 

Amazon in a statement said that more than 20,000 offline retailers, kiranas and local shops will participate in the upcoming Great Indian Festival for the first time selling daily essential items.

This will enable the e-commerce giant to expand its digital footprint and help the local retailers expand their reach. 

These retailers are spread across 400 cities including Meerut, Ludhiana, Saharanpur, Surat, Indore, Kanchipuram, Ernakulam. Approximately more than 40 per cent of retailers outside the top metro cities.

“This festive season, we are focused on helping our sellers and other MSME partners grow their business and bounce back from the recent challenges. In the last few months we have seen businesses of all sizes increasingly adopt technology into their business,” says, Amazon India Vice-President Manish Tiwary.

He adds, “The integration of Amazon’s programmes with one lakh-plus ubiquitous neighbourhood stores – for selling online, to help customers buy online, to make deliveries and enable contactless payments – is a testament of the adaptability and inventiveness of Indian entrepreneurs.”