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Amazon India partners with State Government to spread Digital Literacy among Women in Nagaland

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Bengaluru, Jan 23, 2017: With a view to drive digital literacy among women entrepreneurs in Nagaland, Amazon India on Monday partnered with the state government and the National Skill Development Corp (NSDC) to provide them a global platform to sell their products at zero initial cost.

Amazon India will conduct training and skill development workshops to help the women entrepreneurs in Nagaland understand nuances related to online selling and develop skills necessary to successful online enterprises.

“We hope to drive this transformation in Nagaland by helping our women become e-entrepreneurs on Amazon. We look forward to extending all possible support to Amazon India in helping women artisans and entrepreneurs to participate in India’s vibrant digital economy,” said Temjin Toy, the Principal Secretary to Nagaland Chief Minister.

The programme also aims to encourage cottage industries in Nagaland by helping them grow through online commerce.

The first two-day workshop kicked off in Kohima on Monday where the participants at a workshop will be endowed with essential skills required to help them start an online business.

“With specialised training, skill development workshops, technology support and market access at zero initial cost, the initiative will not only boost the cottage industry run by women in Nagaland but also lead to the overall advancement of women e-entrepreneurs from the state,” said Gopal Pillai, Director and General Manager, Amazon India.

The company’s “Global Selling Programme” was launched in India in May 2016 and has garnered over 18,000 sellers selling ‘Make in India’ products on Amazon’s nine global marketplaces. (IANS)

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Amazon India Witness 56% Growth in E-commerce Exporters

More than 500 Indian exporters are now offering over 12 million products to customers across Australia

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Amazon India on Tuesday said the number of global sellers from the country increased 56 per cent in 2018, crossing $1 billion in e-commerce exports for the first time.

Amazon launched the Global Selling Programme in India four years ago with the aim of enabling small-and-medium sized Indian sellers to reach customers in other parts of the world.

More than 50,000 Indian exporters are now part of the programme, selling over 140 million “Made in India” products to customers across the globe, Amazon said.

“Amazon is confident that the Global Selling programme will hit the $5 billion mark by 2023 fuelling the growth of lakhs of Indian manufacturers, exporters and small enterprises,” said Amit Agarwal, Senior Vice President and Country Head, Amazon India.

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Delhi, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana emerged as the leading states with most international exporters on Amazon in 2018, according to the second edition of the Amazon Export Digest released on Tuesday.

Home, books, apparel, jewellery, kitchen and health and personal care witnessed a huge demand from international customers across ethnicities, the report said.

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The report also includes performance numbers about growth of Indian sellers exporting to Australia, a new marketplace for Indian sellers which was added as part of the Global Selling Programme in 2018.

More than 500 Indian exporters are now offering over 12 million products to customers across Australia, said the report. (IANS)