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  • Amazon India announces measures to help SMBs amid COVID-19 May 01, 2021 10:07 PM IST

    Amazon India announces measures to help SMBs amid COVID-19

    The e-commerce major said it is waiving 50 percent of the ‘sell-on-amazon’ or ‘referral fee’ from May 1-31 for a section of sellers and will reimburse storage fees and long-term storage fees charged for keeping sellers’ products at its warehouses for merchants based out of non-serviceable pin codes.

  • Amazon India launches mentor programme for start-ups, emerging brands Apr 11, 2021 04:33 PM IST

    Amazon India launches mentor programme for start-ups, emerging brands

    Through the programme, start-ups, and emerging brands will gain access to guidance from venture capital firms, industry veterans and Amazon leaders through expert knowledge sharing sessions, networking events, and one on one mentorship sessions.

  • A look at Amazon’s legal troubles in India Apr 06, 2021 05:37 PM IST

    A look at Amazon’s legal troubles in India

    Global Amazon is battling issues ranging from working conditions to unionisation efforts to abuse of dominance with private label launches in markets such as the US and Europe. Here is a look at the controversies and legal troubles that plague Amazon’s operations in India.

  • Over 50,000 offline retailers neighbourhood stores now part of Local Shops: Amazon India Mar 07, 2021 03:05 PM IST

    Over 50,000 offline retailers neighbourhood stores now part of Local Shops: Amazon India

    Launched in April this year, ''Local Shops'' aims to enable local shopkeepers and kirana store owners to sell online. In October, Amazon India had said the programme had seen participation from over 20,000 retailers in 400 cities.

  • Amazon India announces a new ‘Advantage No cost EMI’ scheme for Prime members Feb 04, 2021 12:31 PM IST

    Amazon India announces a new ‘Advantage No cost EMI’ scheme for Prime members

    In order to avail Amazon's ‘Advantage No cost EMI’ scheme you need to be a Prime Member with a HDFC Debit or Credit Card.

  • E-commerce will play important role in Atmanirbhar Bharat vision: Amazon India head Jan 28, 2021 07:50 AM IST

    E-commerce will play important role in Atmanirbhar Bharat vision: Amazon India head

    Amit Agarwal, global senior vice president and country head Amazon India, said e-commerce is at nascent stages in India given that it is hardly even 3 per cent of the country''s total retail consumption.

  • Amazon India launches academy to help students prepare for JEE Jan 13, 2021 01:32 PM IST

    Amazon India launches academy to help students prepare for JEE

    The online preparation offering will equip students with in-depth knowledge and practice routines required for the JEE, through curated learning material, live lectures and comprehensive assessments in Math, Physics and Chemistry, Amazon India said in a statement.

  • CCI seeks details on anti-competition complaint filed against Amazon India: Report Jan 02, 2021 03:37 PM IST

    CCI seeks details on anti-competition complaint filed against Amazon India: Report

    Details have been specifically sought on two points — the basis of preferential treatment for certain large sellers and the effect of Amazon’s private labels being sold on its platform

  • Amazon launches AmazonBasics Fire TV Edition in India; Check price, features here Jan 01, 2021 07:08 PM IST

    Amazon launches AmazonBasics Fire TV Edition in India; Check price, features here

    Amazon is also planning to launch a 43-inch 4K TV in India having similar features in addition to a 32-inch 720p TV and a 43-inch 1080p TV on the Fire TV OS.

  • Raj Thackeray’s MNS demands Marathi language inclusion, apology from Amazon India Dec 26, 2020 04:32 PM IST

    Raj Thackeray’s MNS demands Marathi language inclusion, apology from Amazon India

    Earlier this month, MNS had launched the ‘No Marathi, No Amazon’ campaign and threatened to ban the multinational company if it did not comply. Following which, Amazon India had dragged the party to court.

  • Amazon launches ‘Health and Fitness Fest’ storefront: Check offers here Dec 24, 2020 04:45 PM IST

    Amazon launches ‘Health and Fitness Fest’ storefront: Check offers here

    Customers can choose from offers on products related to fitness equipment and accessories, smartwatches, workout apparel, and health supplements.

  • CAIT demands 7-day ban on Amazon for violating country of origin rule Nov 27, 2020 03:04 PM IST

    CAIT demands 7-day ban on Amazon for violating country of origin rule

    The CAIT said the fundamental of levying the fine is to make offenders realise for not committing the same offence any more. However, the paltry monetary penalty has no significance at all

  • Amazon India launches Step, aims to help 7 lakh sellers accelerate their growth on marketplace Nov 16, 2020 05:55 PM IST

    Amazon India launches Step, aims to help 7 lakh sellers accelerate their growth on marketplace

    Through the help of Step, Amazon is giving benefits which include faster disbursement cycles, priority seller support, world-class free account management and fee waivers

  • Zomato raises USD 195 mn in funding from 6 investors, valuation touches $3.6bn Nov 13, 2020 09:32 PM IST

    Zomato raises USD 195 mn in funding from 6 investors, valuation touches $3.6bn

    Of the USD 195 million, USD 60 million was raised from Luxor Capital Group LP, through its different investment vehicles.

  • Amazon India leases 2.6 lakh sq. ft. office space at Godrej Two, Vikhroli Nov 12, 2020 07:37 PM IST

    Amazon India leases 2.6 lakh sq. ft. office space at Godrej Two, Vikhroli

    Amazon India currently occupies around 0.4 lakh sq ft in Godrej One and is looking to expand its presence with this new lease deal.

  • Amazon refuses to appear before Joint Committee of Parliament on Data Protection Bill Oct 23, 2020 02:35 PM IST

    Amazon refuses to appear before Joint Committee of Parliament on Data Protection Bill

    This amounts to a breach of privilege, panel chairperson, and BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi said on Friday.

  • Flipkart Big Billion Days: Over 70 sellers turn crorepati in first two days of festive sale Oct 18, 2020 10:10 PM IST

    Flipkart Big Billion Days: Over 70 sellers turn crorepati in first two days of festive sale

    Flipkart said its sellers’ growth in around two days of the Big Billion Days equalled their growth during the six days of last year’s sale

  • Amazon infuses over Rs 700 crore in India payments unit Oct 09, 2020 12:06 PM IST

    Amazon infuses over Rs 700 crore in India payments unit

    Amazon Pay (India) has allotted 700,100,000 equity shares, aggregating to Rs 700.1 crore to the existing shareholder on rights basis, regulatory documents show

  • Amazon India opens new specialised fulfilment centre in Karnataka Oct 08, 2020 03:54 PM IST

    Amazon India opens new specialised fulfilment centre in Karnataka

    With the storage capacity of more than 1.2 million cubic feet, the new fulfilment centre at Malur in Kolar is specialised to store and manage customer orders from the large appliances and furniture category.

  • Amazon Great Indian Sale | Apple iPhone 11 set to retail at less than Rs 50,000 for the first time ever Oct 06, 2020 06:23 PM IST

    Amazon Great Indian Sale | Apple iPhone 11 set to retail at less than Rs 50,000 for the first time ever

    The discount offer will certainly offer better value to users who buy the iPhone 11 during the Amazon Great Indian sale.

  • Amazon India scales up delivery network ahead of festive season Sep 28, 2020 03:07 PM IST

    Amazon India scales up delivery network ahead of festive season

    The move, which will also help generate employment opportunities, will enable faster and more efficient delivery of packages during the festive season that sees a major spike in orders.

  • Amazon India launches skill development programme Jul 14, 2020 05:45 PM IST

    Amazon India launches skill development programme

    The initiative has been launched with a pilot program for 1,000 apprentices, and will be scaled further, Amazon India said in a statement.

  • Amazon India waives fee to help 10 lakh weavers, artisans, women entrepreneurs Jul 01, 2020 09:05 PM IST

    Amazon India waives fee to help 10 lakh weavers, artisans, women entrepreneurs

    More than 8 lakh artisans and weavers from Amazon Karigar programme, and over 2.8 lakh women entrepreneurs from Amazon Saheli programme will benefit from 100 per cent SoA fee waiver for 10 weeks, Bhasin added.

  • Amazon India scraps single-use plastic in packaging across centers Jun 29, 2020 03:35 PM IST

    Amazon India scraps single-use plastic in packaging across centers

    The company said in addition to replacing packaging materials such as bubble wraps and air pillows with "paper cushions", it had also swapped out packaging tapes with other bio-degradable options.

  • Amazon India expands packaging-free shipping to over 100 cities Jun 03, 2020 12:46 PM IST

    Amazon India expands packaging-free shipping to over 100 cities

    PFS is a sustainable packaging solution in which customer orders are shipped in their original packaging without any additional packaging, or significantly reduced packaging, it said in a statement.

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