Amazon.in launches ‘Local Finds’

• Amazon.in customers can sell their used & new products to other customers in their city • Exciting pre-owned, hand crafted and rare products sold by customers added daily • Customers order online, Amazon picks, packs & ships products – no more meeting strangers! • The service is now available in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai

Bengaluru, August 07, 2017: Amazon.in today announced the launch of Local Finds, a service which enables customers on Amazon.in to sell their used & new products with Amazon facilitating delivery and payments. Through Local Finds, customers can buy & sell across multiple categories including books, video games, music, movies, mobiles, tablets, laptops, accessories, fashion, home decor and more. Delivery and payments are facilitated by Amazon such that customers need not spend their time and money in meeting strangers or answering calls and texts. 

Customers looking to buy a host of new and pre-owned books, old music discs, hand-crafted fashion and home accessories now have a one-stop-shop. From silk thread bangles & jhumkas made at home by local designers to classics, self-help & academic books from individuals to used electronics offering great value for money, Local Finds is home to diverse selection which otherwise is difficult to find under one roof.

 

This service was piloted in Bengaluru with around 600 sellers earlier this year. Over the last few months, over 30,000 customers have used this service, and amazon.in has now expanded the service to 3 more cities - Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai. 

Talking about Local Finds, Mahendra Nerurkar,Director – New Initiatives, Amazon India said, “Through our pilot, werealized that in every city we have customers who have a few products to sell -some want to get value for their used products, others are hobbyists, creatorsand home entrepreneurs who need to find the right customers for what theycollect or create and there are customers who are interested in buying suchproducts.  Existing solutions available to such sellers and buyers hadgaps - people needed to commute in traffic and meet strangers, this lead toprivacy and safety concerns along with precious time and money lost.  WithLocal Finds, we aim to seamlessly connect sellers and buyers, help them quicklylist and discover each other’s products and transact tension free withdelivery, payments and customer service facilitated by Amazon. We are humbledto see over 30,000 customers sell their products on Local Finds in such a shortperiod of time.”

 

As an introductory offer, customers can avail freedelivery along with cash-back (up to INR 100) as Amazon Pay Balance forjewelry, apparel and home decor purchases worth INR 500 or more on Local Finds.Individuals & home entrepreneurs selling on the platform for the first timecan earn up to INR 500 extra for selling more than 5 products. To learn more,visit http://www.amazon.in/localfinds


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