Creation of more than 11.6 million jobs in India, exports of nearly $5 billion: Amazon

Amazon India is on track to fulfill its key promises for the country. On Sunday, the e-commerce giant announced that it has cumulatively created more than 11.6 lakh direct and indirect jobs, enabled about $5 billion in cumulative exports and digitized more than 40 lakh MSMEs in India so far.

Manish Tiwary, Country Manager, India Consumer Business Amazon India said, “We have accumulated over 11.6 lakh jobs, enabled nearly $5 billion in exports and digitized over 40 lakh MSMEs in India. As we continue to work with MSMEs across the country, we remain committed to bringing new tools, technologies and innovations that will unleash the entrepreneurial spirit of Indian businesses, boost the country’s exports and help create jobs in India. large scale.

Explaining the creation of over 11.6 lakh direct and indirect jobs, Amazon said its efforts to digitize MSMEs and boost the country’s exports are helping create tens of thousands of livelihood opportunities in the ecosystem.

Amazon has helped create more than 135,000 direct and indirect jobs across all industries over the past year. These jobs are in industries such as IT, e-commerce, logistics, manufacturing, content creation, skills development, and more, as well as other indirect jobs that Amazon has helped create in the seller community.

Streamlining Amazon Global Selling on track to cross $5 billion in cumulative e-commerce exports, Amazon said it is focused on building a robust infrastructure to help Indian businesses reach out to customers in over 200 countries and territories, build global brands from India and greatly increase exports through its Global Sales Program.

The Amazon Global Selling program is seeing rapid momentum and at present, there are over one lakh (100,000) exporters on the program who are on track to cross $5 billion in cumulative exports. Amazon Global Selling took three years to enable the first $1 billion in cumulative exports and only 17 months to enable the last $2 billion.

Additionally, Amazon has enabled digital for more than 4 million MSMEs, including vendors, artisans and weavers, delivery and logistics service partners, and more. The company’s digitization efforts enable small businesses, including local retail stores, local artisans and entrepreneurs, to reach their customers and expand their reach even further. Last year in June, Amazon opened its first Digital Kendra in Surat to bring the benefits of digitalization closer to small businesses. The Kendra has already served more than 4000 small businesses in Surat and neighboring regions in their digitization journey.

At its inaugural annual Amazon Smbhav event in January 2020, the Jeff Bezos-backed company pledged to digitize 1 crore (10 million) MSMEs, enable $10 billion in cumulative exports and create 20 lakh (2 million) jobs in India by 2025. .

It said in a statement: “Amazon is on track to deliver on these promises, while effectively doubling its export promise from India, to now enable $20 billion in cumulative exports from India. ‘here 2025’.

Later last year, at Amazon Smbhav 2021, the company announced the $250 million Amazon Smbhav venture capital fund to invest in startups and entrepreneurs who focus on technological innovations. The fund focuses on supporting entrepreneurs and startups doing innovative work in the area of ​​SME digitization. As part of the fund, Amazon has already invested in “MyGlamm”, “M1xchange” and “Small Case”.

The company remains committed to leveraging its human and technological resources to invest in priority areas for the Fund, including multiple new and emerging areas that are experiencing a high degree of innovation and entrepreneurial energy, he said. stated in the press release.

“We strongly believe that technology and the mobile internet will continue to have a positive impact on India’s economic growth, and we see Amazon playing a bigger role in the country’s digital transformation and in a modern and digital economy. thriving,” added Tiwary.

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