Amazon signs 4 MoUs with Himachal Pradesh to boost online trade
today Nov 8, 2019
Amazon India has partnered with the government of Himachal Pradesh by signing four agreements to boost online trade in the state. As part of the partnership, Amazon will enable sellers, MSMEs, artisans, and weavers from the state to sell their products through its website across India.
Amazon has signed deals with the state’s Handicrafts and Handloom Corporation Ltd (HIMCRAFTS) and Handlooms & Handicrafts Development Cooperative Federation (HIMBUNKAR) to help boost sales of products created by weavers and artisans.
Amazon India will train these artisans in locations like Baddi, Solan, and Shimla. The company will handhold them to list and sell their products online.
Commenting on the partnership, Amazon India country manager Amit Agarwal in a statement said, “We see a catalyst role for us in three key areas – jobs, MSME empowerment, and exports. Our four different MoUs signed with the Government of Himachal Pradesh will help us play a significant role in addressing those areas and empower the local community of women entrepreneurs, artisans and weavers, MSMEs and SMBs.”
Amazon has around 2,000 sellers in Himachal Pradesh. The company claimed that 100 sellers from the state exported export over 37,000 'Made in India' products across the world registering sales of over $33 million ($234 crore) in 2019.
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