Posted: 2020-04-23 13:33:44

Amazon begins selling items from neighborhood stores in India amid Facebook’s deal with Jio

The idea of bringing commerce to neighborhoods has been on my mind lately. It’s already working in India. Could fit US market as commercial real estate demands change

From Manish Singh at eCommerce – TechCrunch
Amazon said it piloted the “Local Shops on Amazon” program six months ago and has already on-boarded 5,000 local shops and retails from over 100 cities across India. These shops can list a variety of items on Amazon including products ranging from consumer electronics to mattresses, kitchen items to grocery and consumables, apparel and shoes to gifts, and even fresh flowers and cakes.
These mom-and-pop stores offer all kinds of items, pay low wages and little to no rent. Since they are ubiquitous (there are more than 30 million neighborhood stores in India, according to industry estimates), no retail giant can offer a faster delivery. And on top of that, their economics are often better than most.
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