Shop global, Stay local this festive season!: Amazon.in launches Global Store to unlock international selection for Indian customers
~ Customers can now shop for authentic international products on Amazon.in, see prices inclusive of import duties and taxes , pay in Indian rupees ~
~ All Products come with Amazon’s hassle free delivery, easy returns and A-2-Z guarantee~
Bengaluru – October 14, 2016: The festive season has begun and the celebrations are all set to go global on Amazon.in! In yet another first aimed at enhancing the shopping experience for customers in India, Amazon.in today announced the launch of the Global Store (www.amazon.in/globalstore). Customers in India will now have direct access to thousands of international brands and a starting selection of over 4 million global products. Amazon.in is the largest online store in India and with this launch, Amazon.in will become the single largest online destination for buying both local and global products in India. As a special launch offer, customers can avail 10% cashback on all American Express credit cards and Standard Chartered credit and debit cards. This offer is valid until 15th October, 2016. T&C apply.
With the launch of the Global Store, customers will now be able to purchase millions of high quality, authentic global products in Indian currency with ease and confidence across various categories such as books, apparel, shoes, watches, office supplies, home, kitchen, sports, niche categories like fishing equipment, bakeware; trendy fashion accessories like handbags, boots for women, premium watches for men, sportswear etc. and unique brands not available in India like Nixon (Watches), Jessica Simpson (Shoes), Zumba (Sports) and Gaiam (Sports) etc. They will be able to see prices inclusive of import fee deposits and will enjoy hassle free delivery of international products at their door step.
Customers can shop on the Global Store using any credit or debit card including domestic or via net banking on their desktop or the Amazon.in mobile app or mobile browser. Product information and details along with product ratings and reviews enable customers to make informed buying choices. There are no hidden charges and prices shown to customers will include Product price, import fees deposit and shipping fees (based on delivery option selected) in INR for ease of purchase.
“This festival season, we are excited to launch the Global Store on Amazon.in, providing Indian customers with convenient access to millions of international products from Amazon.com, offering a trustworthy and hassle free shopping experience they expect of Amazon," says Mr. Amit Agarwal, VP and Country Head, Amazon India. "As India's largest online store, we remain committed to constantly expand selection for our customers and earn their trust to find, discover and buy anything online.”
Apart from the seamless shopping experience, customers will be able to avail of three different delivery options to suit their needs. The Priority Shipping option will have a transit time of 2-4 days, Expedited Shipping will ensure product delivery between 5 – 10 days and the Standard Shipping option will have a transit time of 9-12 days. The shipping charges will be determined by the shipping option chosen by the customers as well as by the size and weight of the shipment. DHL, Aramex and India Post will act as third party logistics providers for products ordered from the Amazon Global Store and will facilitate customs clearance and last mile delivery.
Commenting on the launch Ms. Stacy Colasurdo, Director Amazon Exports and Expansion said, “We are very excited to bring the Global Store to Indian customers. Wide product selection is what consumers love Amazon for and we are delighted to enhance our offering for the Indian customers. We noticed high Indian customer traffic on Amazon.com, looking to shop for international selection not available in India. The launch of the Global Store on Amazon.in now gives customers in India direct access to global selection available on Amazon.com with the added benefit of paying in Indian currency, using their credit/debit cards or net-banking, thus doing away with the reliance on international debit/credit cards. We are confident that customers will love shopping on India Global Store just like they do in other geographies.”
As part of this launch, Indian customers will now have access to Amazon.in’ s local customer service to assist with any queries about purchase of global products. If unsatisfied, customers can return most unused items within 30 days of delivery for full or partial refund based on the reason for return. Customers can schedule returns via the Amazon.in website or through a customer service agent in India. Customers are provided with pre-paid return labels through a preferred carrier who will pick up packages directly from customers' doorsteps.
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