Amazon doubles its seller base to 1.1 million

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By Nayan Dave

E-commerce giant Amazon doubled its seller base to 1.1 million from 0.55 million in January 2020, said the company’s Indian director (consumer electronics, personal computing and major appliances) Akshay Ahuja.

“In fact, Amazon India added 100,000 new sellers to its e-commerce platform in just nine months. Most new sellers fall into the small and medium-sized business (SME) segment. Ahead of the highly anticipated Great Indian Festival 2022, our local Amazon India store count has also increased from 75,000 to 200,000 in just one year,” Ahuja said.

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Ahead of the holiday season, to improve delivery capacity, the company also increased store sorting centers from 15 to 19 and delivery stations from 1,700 to 1,850 across the country in just one year, according to Ahuja. .

In the case of its 60 fulfillment centers, Amazon India increased the size by another 7 million cubic feet to 50 million cubic feet, up from 43 million cubic feet last year. Ahuja also mentioned that its consumer electronics sales had doubled in a few years. Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the company has witnessed a huge demand for laptops, smart watches, wireless audio devices, mirrorless cameras, UPS systems, monitors, etc.

With easy financing options and no-cost EMIs, customers prefer to buy high-end devices and continue to improve their lives with high-tech products from leading brands, Ahuja said, adding that when the next sale of the festival from September 23, there would be instant discounts via credit and debit cards from selected banks.

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