Amazon introduces India’s first integrated payments and logistics offering for ecommerce websites
Amazon Easy Ship, now available to shopping sites who use Pay with Amazon
Bangalore, September 18, 2015: Amazon today introduced India’s first integrated payments and logistics offering for ecommerce websites in the country. With this offering, brands and businesses who want to sell through their own website, can use ‘Pay with Amazon’ for order management and ‘Amazon Easy Ship’ for delivery and fulfilment.
“Brands and businesses are looking to convert their static websites into digital storefronts and tap into the growing base of online shoppers in the country. We have made it simple and easy for them to outsource their payments and fulfillment processes and enabled them focus on their core business. Amazon is committed to transforming the way India buys and sells and we are always looking for ways to help businesses leverage India’s growing digital economy.”. said Amit Agarwal, Vice President and Country Manager, Amazon India
The integrated offering allows businesses to scale and grow their business at low operational costs by leverage on Amazon’s investments in payments, logistics, transportation and customer service. Through this offering, sellers and brands can enable buyers on their website to use their Amazon account, pay through a wide variety of payment methods including COD and get their products delivered using Amazon’s delivery infrastructure. Upon receiving an order from a customer merchants will, schedule a pick-up of the order by an Amazon delivery associate. The associate will pick up the package from the merchants doorstep and deliver it to the customer.
Amazon is now offering pre-registrations for this integrated service at Register
"We are excited with the response that we have got from customers for Pay with Amazon. We are now taking this a step further by integrating Amazon’s fulfilment services. Ecommerce websites can now offer their customers across India a delightful experience as well as grow their business online backed by the trust and convenience that these services by Amazon offer.”. said Srinivas Rao, General Manager and Director Payments, Amazon India.
Pay with Amazon helps merchants grow their online business - by increasing conversions, reducing fraud, resulting in an increase in new customer acquisitions. Buyers on these e-commerce websites, which accept Pay with Amazon can use payment methods stored in their Amazon account to pay for goods.
Amazon Easy Ship is an assisted shipping service that makes it easy for sellers to ship products across India, an innovation specifically designed for India. With Amazon Easy Ship, after order confirmation, sellers pick and pack the shipment, confirm to Amazon that they are ready to ship and Amazon collects the shipment and ensures that the product is delivered to the customer. Sellers benefit from low shipping rates, COD and pre-paid orders, scheduled pickups, faster delivery and automated shipment tracking. Customers get track-able shipments, COD and pre-paid orders and faster and predictable delivery time.
The Amazon.in marketplace is operated by Amazon Seller Services Private Ltd, an affiliate of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN). Amazon.in seeks to build the most customer-centric online destination for customers to find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online by giving them more of what they want – vast selection, low prices, fast and reliable delivery, and a trusted and convenient experience; and provide sellers with a world-class e-commerce platform.
Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.