The global eCommerce giant Amazon has announced its new program ‘Local Shops on Amazon’ for its sellers and local shopkeepers.
In this time of Lockdown when the Indian eCommerce is on the verge of shaking with the prohibition of transactions. The program named ‘Local Shops on Amazon’ is launched to help the local shopkeepers by allowing them to jump in the infinite world of digital selling with infinite opportunity. This can help them to expand their local business to new eCommerce extents with no limitations.
Amazon announced it’s ‘Local Shops on Amazon’ as a win-win situation for both the customers as well as for the locals business too. The customer will get amazing fast product delivery with physical access to the products and the local business will get more customers by converting themselves into a local amazon store.
According to Amazon.in officials, this program has completed its first phase of 6 months, in which more than 5000 local businesses, retailers and shopkeepers from all over India are on board. In the first phase, Amazon has only considered tier 1 and tier 2 Indian cities which include Varanasi, Kota, Jaipur, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Faridabad, Indore, Saharanpur, Coimbatore, Lucknow, Surat, Mumbai, Pune and many more.
Using the power of the internet and technology, you can get more orders from your local area.
‘Local Shops on Amazon‘,
what is the program all about?
In the ‘Local Shops on Amazon’ program e-commerce giant Amazon help a local store to register on Amazon.in as a seller and serve more customers from the local area.
With this program the Local Shops will become the part of the eCommerce world and also get ‘Prime Badge’ that will help nearby customers to discover that store on Amazon.in easier and faster.
More than 5000 local businesses, retailers, and shopkeepers from all over India are on board. they are taking advantage of this program by showcase a wide range of products like consumer electronics, mattresses, kitchen items, grocery/ Kirana consumables, gifts, and even fresh flowers and cakes.
‘Local Shops on Amazon’ Program Benefits…
- Increase Visibility
Local customers can easily discover your products on amazon.in due to the Prime Badge and deliver their products to customers.
- Boost Sales
local shopkeepers can Grow their business and supplement their income with increased orders. They can also supply services to online sellers.
Local shopkeepers can Deliver the orders on your own or can hire third-party courtiers. They can also offer value-added services
- A physical store, retail store, or Kirana shop in any part of the country.
- Ability to deliver orders the same day/next day to customers in your area.
If you fulfill the criteria above, BANG! you are eligible for the ‘Locals Shop on Amazon’ program. you just need to share your details and amazon will get back to you
How ‘Local Shops on Amazon’ works?
- Create an account for selling on Amazon
- Upload your product details and set price
- Choose the areas/region that you want to get orders from; where you can deliver the orders either the same day, next day or maximum in 2 days
- Deliver orders to customers when you get them
- Sit back and see your business grow as Amazon helps you get more customers and handles all customer queries
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- How do I register/apply for the program?
Please fill up the above form to let them know that you are interested. They will get back to you with the next steps.
- What type of products can I sell under this program?
You can sell most products sold on Amazon.in through this program; refer to this category list for details.
- What are the benefits of the prime badge on my offers?
With Prime badge, Amazon’s Prime customers can easily find your offers when looking for fast, reliable delivery. You also have better chances to win the buy-box and thus potentially boost your sales.
- I do not have my own delivery associates, can I enroll in this program?
You can use third party carriers who support the same day, one day, and two-day delivery services from your location. We recommend using an eCommerce-integrated carrier like India Post, Delhivery, Blue Dart, FedEx, DTDC, etc.
You can use other 3rd party carriers too in which case you have to use the Delivery App to update the delivery status of packages
- Can I still sell to pin codes to which delivery is not possible within 2 days?
Yes you can still sell to pin codes to which delivery is not possible in 2 days or less, but such offers will not get the Prime badge.
- How much does it cost to sell products as a Local Shops seller?
The standard Fee of selling on Amazon.in is applicable to Local Shops Sellers as well.
- I already sell with Amazon.in, what will change for me?
Please refer to the Seller Central help page here for your reference.
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