Amazon ‘seller cafes’ is an aid to on-ground sellers

Amazon India has some innovative idea of ‘seller cafes’, it is soon going to be seen across 24 cities and towns which could be considered an aid for merchants for the upcoming festival season.
Gopal Pillai, Director & GM of Seller Services has given a statement that “We are opening 24 ‘seller cafes’ in cities and towns to support sellers to help them getting ready for the festive season. Sellers can use this to set up a new account for imaging or cataloguing help, or any other issues that they face.” He added that “Amazon has added 20,000 new sellers in the last six weeks through its new seller initiatives. This is a good sign for small and medium businesses, enabling more to join our seller platform.”
Amazon’s network of sellers will be approx 1.2lac this festive season. To expand their business they have multiplied their delivery network which is just five times more than previous business and tied up with over 12,500 stores in 50 cities which are mostly in Tier II and III towns.
And if the demand continues even after the festive season of ‘seller café’ program they would continue it.
The US-based e-tailer knew the growing Indian market so they are trying to expand their operations in India. Its chief Jeff Bezos that they will spend USD 3 billion in India, making its total investment up to USD 5 billion.
India operation has seen a 250 percent of growth which will bring new sellers on the way. 24 fulfillment centers are already present there and expectations are there for 3 more additions.
Bank Of America recently revealed that Amazon total international sales will be acquired from Indian Sale by 2025, hitting USD 81 billion in gross merchandise value (GMV) and USD 2.2 billion in operating profits.

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