Amazon has launched its Local Finds service in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai. The service lets users sell their used and new products on Amazon, with the company facilitating with the delivery and payments. The service was initially piloted in Bengaluru earlier this year. The company notes that since delivery and payments are facilitated by it, users will not have to spend time in meeting strangers, or answering calls and texts.
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Amazon.in today announced the launch of Local Finds, a service which enables customers on Amazon.in to sell their used & new products with Amazon facilitating delivery and payments. Through Local Finds, customers can buy & sell across multiple categories including books, video games, music, movies, mobiles, tablets, laptops, accessories, fashion, home decor and more. Delivery and payments are facilitated by Amazon such that customers need not spend their time and money in meeting strangers or answering calls and texts.
Customers looking to buy a host of new and pre-owned books, old music discs, hand-crafted fashion and home accessories now have a one-stop-shop. From silk thread bangles & jhumkas made at home by local designers to classics, self-help & academic books from individuals to used electronics offering great value for money, Local Finds is home to diverse selection which otherwise is difficult to find under one roof.
This service was piloted in Bengaluru with around 600 sellers earlier this year. Over the last few months, over 30,000 customers have used this service, and amazon.in has now expanded the service to 3 more cities - Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai.
Talking about Local Finds, Mahendra Nerurkar, Director – New Initiatives, Amazon India said, “Through our pilot, we realized that in every city we have customers who have a few products to sell - some want to get value for their used products, others are hobbyists, creators and home entrepreneurs who need to find the right customers for what they collect or create and there are customers who are interested in buying such products. Existing solutions available to such sellers and buyers had gaps - people needed to commute in traffic and meet strangers, this lead to privacy and safety concerns along with precious time and money lost. With Local Finds, we aim to seamlessly connect sellers and buyers, help them quickly list and discover each other’s products and transact tension free with delivery, payments and customer service facilitated by Amazon. We are humbled to see over 30,000 customers sell their products on Local Finds in such a short period of time.”
As an introductory offer, customers can avail free delivery along with cash-back (up to INR 100) as Amazon Pay Balance for jewelry, apparel and home decor purchases worth INR 500 or more on Local Finds. Individuals & home entrepreneurs selling on the platform for the first time can earn up to INR 500 extra for selling more than 5 products.