Amazon India’s country head Amit Agarwal has said that the E-commerce giant is investing in new Fulfillment centers which will create new jobs as the company is witnessing the rise in both the number of sellers and customers.
Amit Agarwal talked with ET on several key issues:
- Talking about Jeff Bezos’s promise to create 1 million jobs by 2025 he said that they are targeting small and medium-sized enterprises. Locals shops launched by amazon is helping small shops to sell on Amazon in their Local areas. Local retailers exceeding 12,000 have got benefited from it.
- Commenting on the recent demands from the customers to display the origin of the country on its product he replied its a tactical issue. They are very happy with what they are doing out for the Indian manufacturers and will comply with every rule regarding mentioning the origin of the country.
- Amit Agarwal also mentioned that there has been an increase in the number of sellers by 50% as customers are looking for a safe way to shop during corona pandemic time.
- When asked about new Job creation in India Amazon India’s country head replied that they own 32 million square cubic feet of fulfillment centers which will create new seasonal jobs in India.
- On Flipkart launching Flipkart wholesale he said that the amazon B2B marketplace has been doing well over the years. In Bangalore, they have Kirana distribution with local shops for many years.
- On the latest developments in the consumer protection laws and the coming e-commerce policy, he said that they don’t need any policy as they are a company that daily interact with the customers. Rather the policy should be friendly creating solutions instead of blockages for jobs, more digital SMEs, more exports, etc.