More than 50,000 offline retailers and neighbourhood stores from 450 cities – from metros to tier II and tier III cities like Sangli, Osmanabad, Jamnagar, Gorakhpur, Jabalpur, Ratlam, Bikaner, Tumkur, Jalpaiguri, Kanchipuram and Dehradun have joined the Local Shops on Amazon programme, a statement said on Sunday.
They offer customers in their cities a wide range of products including fresh flowers, home and kitchen products, furniture, electronics, books and toys amongst others, it added.
“What started as a pilot, has now become a pan-India phenomenon enabling local businesses to come online and benefit from technology adoption and e-commerce. The encouraging response to the ‘Local Shops’ on Amazon programme reflects in the rapid scale up of the programme to over 50,000 sellers in less than one year of launch,” Amazon India Vice President Manish Tiwary said.
It underlines how digital enablement and digital inclusion can help them scale and contribute to a digital economy, he added.
“We remain committed to working closely with the millions of MSMEs including the vast…