Amazon on Thursday announced that the ‘Fulfillment by Amazon’ (FBA) service delivered more than two billion items for sellers worldwide last year. FBA items shipped worldwide grew more than 50 percent during the holiday season while ‘Prime’ members ordered millions of items from sellers in the ‘Seller Fulfilled Prime’ program offering free two-day or next-day shipping, the company said in a statement. Also Read - Best 5G phone under Rs 20,000 on Amazon, Flipkart today: Realme 8s, iQOO Z3, Samsung Galaxy M32, moreAlso Read - Redmi Note 10S discounted, 64GB model under Rs 12,000 during Amazon Great Indian Festival sale
“Sellers are choosing Amazon because we help them build and grow their businesses with impactful programs like ‘Seller Fulfilled Prime’, and we are proud of the fact that sellers are reinvesting their success into their local communities by creating jobs,” said Peter Faricy, Vice President, Amazon Marketplace, in a statement. The Amazon Marketplace creates opportunities for sellers, brand owners and entrepreneurs to reach customers around the world.
Till date, Amazon has attracted over 140,000 sellers across India to the marketplace. The marketplace has witnessed a 160 percent year-on-year seller base growth rate in the country. With over 50 percent of the seller base residing in tier II and tier III towns across India, 90 percent of the sellers on the platform use Amazon’s logistics and fulfillment services. Amazon’s ‘Global Selling’ program also witnessed tremendous success in 2016 by empowering over 18,000 Indian sellers to offer over 25 million Made in India’ products to hundreds of millions of Amazon’s worldwide customers. ALSO READ: Now you can sell your used products on Amazon India, if you are in Bangalore