Amazon adds new categories to Local Finds program

The online retailer has added new categories like mobile & computer accessories, fashion, sports, toys, garden, and more.

Published Date
15 - Feb - 2018
| Last Updated
15 - Feb - 2018
 
Amazon adds new categories to Local Finds program

Amazon has announced the addition of new categories under its Local Finds Program like mobile & computer accessories, fashion, home, kitchen, pets, beauty, health, appliances, sports, toys, garden, bags & luggage, media and industrial products. The program is currently live in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai. Talking about the expansion, Mahendra Nerurkar, Director – Amazon Pay said, “The expansion of our Local Finds program is aimed at empowering sellers to locally sell products across various new categories and reach more customers. This is in line with our objective of providing our sellers with the best opportunities to grow and our customers with the widest selection to choose from. 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 70,000 sellers list their products on Local Finds since January last year.”

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In line with its vision to transform the way India sells, Amazon.in today announced new categories for sellers under its Local Finds program. Sellers can now sell a wide range of products across an array of new categories such as mobile & computer accessories, fashion, home, kitchen, pets, beauty, health, appliances, sports, toys, garden, bags & luggage, media and industrial products. These categories will feature under the Local Finds store for customers in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai. Amazon will continue to facilitate delivery and payments to ensure a seamless, worry-free shopping experience.

Talking about the expansion, Mahendra Nerurkar, Director – Amazon Pay said, “The expansion of our Local Finds program is aimed at empowering sellers to locally sell products across various new categories and reach more customers. This is in line with our objective of providing our sellers with the best opportunities to grow and our customers with the widest selection to choose from. 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 70,000 sellers list their products on Local Finds since January last year.”

The Local Finds program enables sellers of all sizes and scale to easily start selling on Amazon.in with simplified documentation, convenience of doorstep pickup & delivery and faster payment disbursements. To start selling in these new categories, sellers have to simply log in using the Amazon.in shopping app. All the new categories have already been added to the listing form. Sellers will be able to sell multiple products in these categories which already exist in Amazon.in’s catalogue. After selecting the desired category, a search box will show up using which sellers can search for their desired product in the catalogue with ease and list it.

Amazon.in’s Local Finds program was launched as a pilot in Bengaluru in early 2017 with a mission to enhance discovery, convenience & trust of buying products or services from local sellers. It has since been expanded to Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai. 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. With the addition of new categories such as mobile & computer accessories, fashion, home, kitchen, pets & beauty among others, Local Finds is a one-stop-shop for all your needs.

As a special offer, customers can get 20% Amazon Pay cash back up to INR 100 on orders above INR 500 on Local Finds. Sellers listing five or more products on Local Finds are eligible for Amazon Pay cash back of INR 250. To know more, log on to www.amazon.in/localfinds.