Amazon launches the ‘Local Shops on Amazon’ program
.More than 5000 local shops and retailers from across India have already enrolled for this program; hundreds of them are selling products essential to customers during these challenging times
· Once the situation returns to normalcy, customers will be able to shop from these Local Shops from the comfort of their homes and benefit from a wider selection, faster deliveries, as well as in-built value-added services
· Amazon will be investing INR 10 Crores to expand this program
Amazon.in today announced the launch of ‘Local Shops on Amazon’ The program brings the benefits of ecommerce to local shopkeepers and retailers of all sizes. It helps supplement the existing footfalls with a digital presence and expands their reach beyond their normal catchment. As part of the program, Amazon will use its technology, training and enablement capabilities to power local shops and retailers of all sizes from across India to sell online. Shopkeepers joining “Local Shops on Amazon” use their existing delivery setups to deliver faster within the city and can choose to expand their serviceable areas by using Amazon’s fulfilment services. Additionally, these shops can sign up for Amazon’s other programs that include I Have Space to act as delivery and pickup points, and ‘Amazon Easy’ to offer expanded selection to their walk-in customers to earn additional income. Over 5000 local shops and retailers from across India have already enrolled for this program and hundreds of them are selling products that are essential to customers during these challenging times.
Bringing the best of online and offline shopping experience together, the program is designed to help customers shop from their favourite local shops near them from the comfort of their homes; benefit from a wider selection, faster deliveries as well as in-built value-added services like demo and installation, contact transfer from old phone to new amongst others. However, due to the current prevailing situation, customer can only shop for essential items from the local shops and retailers under this program.
For the last 6 months, Amazon has been running a pilot for this program with over 5000+ local shops and offline retailers. These retailers are from top metros as well as tier 1 and tier 2 cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Pune, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Coimbatore, Surat, Indore Lucknow, Saharanpur, Faridabad, Kota, Varanasi amongst others. Shops from the pilot are from different product categories like Kitchen, Home, Furniture, Apparel, Automotive, Beauty, Electronics, Sports, Grocery, Lawn & Garden, Books, Toys, Jewellery, Large Appliances etc.
Some local shops and retailers who are already a part of the program include Delhi Electronics Plaza (Consumer Electronics, Delhi), mysleepyhead (Mattresses, Krishnagiri), Green Soul (Furniture, Mumbai), Sangeetha Mobiles (Mobile Phones, Bengaluru), Arya Organic Products (Grocery Consumables, Bengaluru), Comfort Bedding (Bedding & Mattresses, Delhi), Shoe Mistri (Shoes Care, Delhi) , Electro Kart (Delhi NCR), Madhuram Electronics (Ahmedabad) The Mattress Hub (Delhi NCR, Electronics Shoppe (Delhi NCR), Adith Electronics, Raw Pressery (Beverages, Mumbai), Weguarantee (Grocery and Healthcare, Lucknow) amongst others.