Amazon India launches new categories under the Local Finds program
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.
As a special offer, customers can get 20% Amazon Pay cash back up to Rs 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 Rs 250.