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Amazon India surpasses five lakh seller base

Amazon, world’s top e-commerce platform, based out of California, has surpassed its seller base mark of five-lakh in the country, backed by various India-first innovations and traders from small cities and towns, according to the company.

The platform also claimed that it crossed the mark in its more than five years of operations in the country.

“The seller base has crossed the five lakh mark. We hope it inspires thousands of other manufacturers and brand owners to come and take advantage of this platform,” Gopal Pillai, vice president at Amazon India, said.

Amazon, is an American multinational technology company, based out of Seattle that focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming and artificial intelligence. It was founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos.

While, Trident Group Chairman Rajinder Gupta said Amazon was providing a transparent and level playing field to all producers and giving them opportunity to showcase their products across the globe.

Punjab Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla said the state’s famous Phulkari and handicraft items should also be marketed on ecommerce portals. He added that ecommerce portals were lucrative platforms for Indian sellers to engage with global audiences.

Pillai further said that Indian exporters can, through AGSP, showcase their product range on our 12 international marketplaces, and can also embark on a successful and profitable ecommerce journey that adds global scale to their businesses and expands market reach.

“Through this programme, we want to bring more and more Indian brands and MSMEs on board to unleash the potential of ‘Make in India’ initiative, by enabling ecommerce exports and providing global customer access,” he added.

Some of the ace players in the e-commerce industry includes Flipkart, Myntra, Jabong, Alibaba, shopclues, and many more.

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