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)
In an endeavour to raise public awareness on the novel coronavirus, the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has partnered with Amazon India, to launch the “Fight Against COVID-19 #AwareIndiaSafeIndia; Digital Campaign”.
Using digital platforms and online community engagement, the campaign will drive awareness on the importance of precautionary measures in combating COVID -19, such as physical distancing and maintaining hygiene. In addition to this, Amazon and NSDC will engage students and skill trainees through NSDC’s network of over 11,000 Training Centres, 800+ Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra and digital interfaces.
Commenting on the campaign, Dr. Manish Kumar, MD & CEO, National Skill Development Corporation said, “The chain of infection can be broken by creating awareness at scale and we believe that Amazon can scale up digital communication in a short span of time, covering millions and impacting community behavior positively.”
Responding to the government’s appeal to the private sector to step forward in the fight against COVID-19, Minari Shah, Head CSR and Director Corporate Communications, Amazon India says “COVID-19 has impacted communities across the country. Relay of accurate information especially regarding preventive measures is the need of the hour for a voluntary and willing effort by people to control the pandemic. We are keen to use our digital channels to disseminate authentic information about the Do’s and Don’ts about coronavirus to people in far corners of India and help keep India safe.”
The partnership will identify volunteers, namely ‘COVID-19 Digital Heroes’ through digital outreach across various platforms. Students who are a part of Amazon’s ALEXA student ambassador program will also act as COVID-19 Digital Heroes and help amplify the campaign further. The campaign’s content will be aligned with the official communication and guidance from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Aarogya Setu app that has been launched recently.(IANS)
Future Consumer has brands and products in multiple categories in food, home care and personal care and beauty space. The brands are also available at more than 1,700 stores across Future Group's retail chains including Big Bazaar, EasyDay, Heritage Fresh, Nilgiris, WH Smith, among others
In a bid to strengthen its India presence in the wake of an upcoming Reliance Retail competition, Amazon India and the Kishore Biyani-led Future Retail Ltd (FRL), part of the Future Group, on Monday announced long-term agreements to expand the reach of Future Retail stores and consumer brands through the Amazon India marketplace.
Amazon India will become the authorized online sales channel for Future Retail stores and FRL will ensure the participation of relevant stores on the Amazon India marketplace, and its programs, the companies said in a statement.
The agreements focus on key categories like grocery and general merchandise and fashion and footwear.
Future Retail currently attracts over 35 crore footfalls across its retail network like Big Bazaar and Foodhall.
“Amazon and Future Retail share common values of serving customers everywhere in the best possible manner,” said Kishore Biyani, Chairman and Managing Director, Future Retail Limited.
“This arrangement will allow us to build upon each other’s strengths in the physical and digital space so that customers benefit from the best services, products, assortment and price,” he added.
Future Retail Ltd will list on the aAmazon Prime Now’ programme, allowing customers to get food, grocery and general merchandise delivery within two hours in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad.
The company will soon list stores like Big Bazaar and Foodhall in more cities on the Amazon India marketplace.
“We are excited about the business collaboration with FRL. FRL’s national footprint of stores offering thousands of products across fashion, appliances, home, kitchen and grocery will now be available to millions of customers shopping on Amazon.in, in hours across over 25 cities,” said Amit Agarwal, SVP and Country Head, Amazon India.
FRL will augment existing store-infrastructure at its retail outlets for facilitating seamless packaging and pickup of products ordered online.AFRL and Amazon India have already launched this service across 22 stores.
Future Retail is present in more than 400 cities with over 1,500 stores that cover over 16 million square feet of retail space.
Big Bazaar is the flagship chain while small store neighborhood retail chains, EasyDay and Heritage Fresh, operate closer home to customers.
Last year, Amazon agreed to acquire a 49 per cent stake in Biyani’s Future Coupons, which owns 7.3 per cent of Future Retail.
According to reports, Future Group’s Republic Day ‘Sabse Saste Din’ sale will also feature on Amazon.
In a separate announcement, Future Consumer Limited (FCL) and Amazon Retail India Private Limited (ARIPL) signed a long-term agreement for distribution of Future Consumer’s portfolio of brands online.
Future Consumer has brands and products in multiple categories in food, home care and personal care and beauty space. The brands are also available at more than 1,700 stores across Future Group’s retail chains including Big Bazaar, EasyDay, Heritage Fresh, Nilgiris, WH Smith, among others.
“The collaboration with Amazon will expand the reach of our brands to new sets of customers on Amazon India’s online marketplace,” said Ashni Biyani, Managing Director, Future Consumer Limited.
“We are delighted to have Future Consumer’s strong brand portfolio added in, such as Golden Harvest and Desi Atta for staples, ready to eat food from Tasty Treat and dry fruits from Karmiq,” said Sameer Khetarpal, Director, ARIPL. (IANS)
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