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Amazon to e-tail Himachali Wares Locally, Globally: Report

The agreements also include training and educating weavers and artisans and workshops on the benefits of utilising e-commerce

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E-commerce behemoth Amazon and the Himachal Pradesh on Thursday inked multiple agreements to e-tail the state’s wares locally and globally.

Following the deals, Himachali caps, shawls, footwear, jewellery, woodcraft, leather, stitched handkerchieves and other items will vie for customers on the e-commerce platform.

“We see a catalyst role for us in three key areas — jobs, the micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) empowerment and exports. Four agreements signed with the Himachal Pradesh government will help us play a significant role,” said the Amazon India country manager and senior vice-president.

Amazon’s agreements with the Himachal Pradesh State Handicrafts and Handloom Corporation and the Himachal Pradesh State Handlooms and Handicrafts Development Cooperative Federation will enable the state’s handloom sellers and artisans to e-tail their wares on Amazon.in.

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A delivery person pushes a cart full of Amazon boxes in New York City, U.S., Feb. 14, 2019. VOA

The company’s third agreement with the Himachal Pradesh Department of Industries will launch workshops aimed at MSME exporters to catapult their products through the e-commerce route to millions of buyers, in more than 90 countries via Amazon’s global selling programme.

In the fourth agreement with the Department of Horticulture, Amazon will boost community-based organisations, like farmer producer organisations, cluster-level federations and primary agriculture cooperative societies, to reap the benefits of e-commerce.

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Enthused by the response to the company’s ‘I have space program’me, Amazon said it would enlarge the scheme from 50 to 200 stores by 2024 in Himachal Pradesh.

The agreements also include training and educating weavers and artisans and workshops on the benefits of utilising e-commerce. (IANS)

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Amazon Music Unlimited plan runs $9.99 a month, or $7.99 a month for Prime members who upgrade

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Amazon's music streaming service has grown about 50 per cent in Britain, Germany, Japan, and the US during the past year, and it is also gaining new listeners in countries such as France, Italy, Mexico and Spain. VOA

Amazon’s music streaming service ‘Amazon Music’ has reached 55 million subscribers globally closing in on Apple Music which has over 60 million users.

“Our strategy is unique and, like everything we do at Amazon, starts with our customers. We have always been focused on expanding the marketplace for music streaming by offering music listener’s unparalleled choice because we know that different listeners have different needs,” Steve Boom, VP of Amazon Music said in a statement recently.

“As we continue to lead in our investment in voice with Alexa, and in high-quality audio with Amazon Music HD, we’re excited to bring our customers and the music industry even more innovation in 2020 and beyond,” Steve added.

Amazon’s streaming music service has grown about 50 per cent in Britain, Germany, Japan, and the US during the past year, and it is also gaining new listeners in countries such as France, Italy, Mexico and Spain.

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Amazon’s music streaming service ‘Amazon Music’ has reached 55 million subscribers globally closing in on Apple Music which has over 60 million users. Wikimedia Commons

Amazon Music Unlimited plan runs $9.99 a month, or $7.99 a month for Prime members who upgrade.

With the Single device plan, customers can subscribe to Amazon Music Unlimited at $3.99 per month to access more than 50 million songs on their Fire TV or Echo device.

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While, the family plan allows six family members to access the service for $14.99 per month, or $149 per year for Prime members. (IANS)