Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: Amazon is targeting merchandise exports worth $20 billion from India by 2025 by adding thousands of small sellers to its e-commerce platform, a company official said on November 18.
“We are very encouraged by the number of entrepreneurs who signed up this year. We are looking to scale up,” Bhupen Wakankar, director global trade, Amazon told Reuters on the sidelines of an industry event, referring to plans for exports.
“There was huge demand for “Made in India” organic health supplements, homeware like bath towels, jute rugs, and robotic games for children ahead of the Black Friday Cyber Monday sale, an 11-day shopping period from Friday,” BhupenWakankar said.
Launched in 2015 with a handful of sellers, Amazon Global Trade, the business to consumers (B2C) exports platform of the e-commerce giant, is gaining traction in India.
The company has added more than 100,000 small manufacturers to sell a wide range of products to overseas customers, he said.
“Some of the sellers are first time exporters, including those who left their corporate jobs to start e-commerce exports,” he said.