In a bid to empower online sellers more, online marketplaces have been extending various services to them apart from just their technology and platform to sell on. Apart from offering financial assistance to keep the ball rolling, etailers are also looking at providing support services to help merchants in their daily operations.
One to set trends for others to follow, global ecommerce giant Amazon has announced its latest service, beneficial for those with their own online stores. Online store owners can now integrate Amazon’s payment and fulfillment services to their own store!
What does this mean?
So this means that online merchants offering their own brands and products in their online portals can use ‘Pay with Amazon’ payment feature and ‘Easy Ship’ fulfillment and delivery feature. Amazon is going to implement this as businesses are now looking to tap into the growing online shopper base in the country, by converting their static site into digital storefronts.
“We have made it simple and easy for them to outsource their payments and fulfillment processes and enabled them to focus on their core business. Amazon is committed to transforming the way India buys and sells and we are always looking for ways to help businesses that leverage India’s growing digital economy,” Amazon India Vice President and Country Manager Amit Agarwal said.
Benefit for an Indian Online Seller
“Our B-2-B offering allows businesses to scale and grow at low operational cost by leveraging on our investments in payments, logistics, transportation and customer service,” Agarwal said.
By leveraging on Amazon’s infrastructure to take care of their payments and delivery, online merchants can focus on their core business.
Scale up faster with lower operational costs
Lower shipping rates
COD and prepaid orders
Faster delivery to customers
Automated shipment tracking
“On receiving an order from a customer online, merchants (e-retailers) can intimate us to pick up the package and deliver to their customers by our delivery boys,” Agarwal pointed out.