Amazon.in launches ‘Amazon Connect’ for sellers

The seller conference aims to provide sellers with an integrated platform to have face-to-face interactions with Amazon.in and fellow sellers to grow profitably starting with the upcoming festive season

New Delhi, August 30, 2016: Amazon.in announced the launch of their first ever seller conference called ‘Amazon Connect’. It provides sellers with an integrated platform to interact closely with Amazon.in’s senior leadership, better understand the company’s seller-centric products & services, share and learn from their fellow sellers, get a sneak peek into upcoming innovations and understand emerging trends in eCommerce. The objective of this programme is to enable sellers to grow profitably on Amazon.in starting with the upcoming festive season. Close to 200 sellers across the country attended the inaugural programme held in New Delhi recently.

Elaborating on the programme, Mr. Gopal Pillai, Director & GM, Seller Services, Amazon India, said, “Employing a seller backwards approach like always, our new initiative Amazon Connect has been specifically created with the intention of closely interacting with our seller community on our products & services. We recognize and value their contribution towards making Amazon.in a preferred online shopping destination and are delighted to honor our key performing sellers across various categories. Through our comprehensive suite of services such as Fulfilment by Amazon, Easy Ship, Seller Flex, etc., we constantly strive to help the seller community to grow profitably. We look forward to seeking valuable feedback from our sellers to innovate our services to meet their requirements in the best possible way. With the festive period around the corner, we are positive that through Amazon Connect we will empower sellers to catalyse their growth on our platform.” Speaking on the frequency of such programs, Gopal added, “We have seen an overwhelming response in this chapter. We have plans to continue and grow these occurrences to best cater to all relevant segment of sellers on Amazon.in.”

The first Amazon Connect event also comprised of a felicitation ceremony for sellers performed well on the marketplace, who in the first half of 2016 have substantially grown their business and met Amazon’s high bar of quality customer experience consistently. Kick-starting the first Amazon Connect conference, Mr. Neeraj Chawla, owner of Prakash eSolutions (uRead), Mr. Hemanth and Sumanth Lingala owner of Green Mobiles (Gadget Direct), Mr. Aditya Agarwal co-founder of Campus Sutra, Mr. Sashi owner of Saisanj Retail Pvt. Ltd (Redlily) and Mr. Deep and Ankit Goel owner of Ankit Enterprises (meSleep) were felicitated as key achievers.

Since its launch in June 2013, Amazon.in has been working extensively to launch services that meet different business requirements of sellers and help them grow their business profitably online. From running an extensive education and skilling program for SMEs called Seller University, offering Fulfilment By Amazon (a pay-as-you-go fulfilment service wherein Amazon.in packs, ships and delivers products to customers, manages returns and does customer service on behalf of the sellers), innovating Easy Ship (an assisted shipping service that makes it easy for sellers to ship products across India), launching Seller Flex (bringing Amazon’s flagship FBA experience to the seller’s doorstep by implementing the FBA technology at sellers’ warehouses), introducing Amazon Tatkal (a service-on-wheels to help SMBs get online within 60 minutes), to building the largest storage capacity in ecommerce in India for sellers to the tune of 6 million cubic feet, Amazon.in has been helping sellers reach millions of customers across the country.

The company launched a Lending Program for sellers earlier this year that enables them to easily access secured & unsecured loans between 5 lakh rupees to INR 2 crores from their partner Capital First. Its Global Selling Program launched in India in May last year has over 12,000 sellers today selling their ‘Make in India’ products on Amazon’s nine global marketplaces to millions of active worldwide customers. Amazon.in recently partnered with Development Commissioner Handloom under the Union Ministry of Textiles to enable weavers in four Indian states sell their products directly through Amazon.in’s ‘Crafted in India’ store. The company also launched its most loved offering Prime to Indian shoppers last month. With Prime, Indian customers in over 100 cities can enjoy unlimited free one-day and two-day delivery on lakhs of eligible products from India’s largest online shopping selection.

All consumers on www.amazon.in and the Amazon mobile shopping app have an easy and convenient access to over 65 million products across hundreds of categories. They benefit from a safe and secure ordering experience, convenient electronic payments, Cash on Delivery, Amazon’s 24x7 customer service support, and a globally recognized and comprehensive 100% purchase protection provided by Amazon’s A-to-Z Guarantee.

About Amazon.in

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.