Step-by-step guide to export footwear from India

Whether it is leather shoes, ballerinas or casuals, exporting footwear has become simple and easy with e-commerce exports. In this blog, learn how to export shoes from India with Amazon Global Selling and reach millions of customers across the world.
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Did you know that more than 20 million shoes were sold on Amazon last year, making it one of the top selling categories? With leather being a leading export product category from India, shoes made of leather, among other materials, is also equally growing in demand in export trade. The industry is now expanding with state-of-the-art machinery and increasing demand for ‘Made in India’ shoes and footwear like juttis and mojri. This rising demand for Indian footwear resents a big opportunity for Indian sellers to expand their export business globally and get a foothold in the international market.

Types of shoes and footwear exported from India

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Top countries to export shoes

Some of the top countries where you can export shoes and footwear from India are:
• The USA
• Germany
The UK
• Italy
• Spain
• The Netherlands

Documents required to export shoes and footwear

Depending on the product category and destination country, you will need to obtain a few documents and licenses. To export shoes from India, you need an IEC number and AD code. You also have to register your business as an exporter. For easy international shipping, you need a Bill of Lading, Certificate of Origin and Commercial Invoice, among others.

How to export shoes and footwear from India

Sellers from India have indefinite opportunities to export shoes and grow their business globally. In the recent years, many sellers are increasingly opting for e-commerce exports – an easy and seamless way to sell internationally online. Amazon Global Selling is an e-commerce exports program that assists leather exporters to sell on 18+ international marketplaces like the USA, the UK, Italy, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Japan, France and more. From simple registration to attractive listing and hassle-free shipping, Amazon Global Selling offers international tools and solutions, enabling sellers to reach over 300 million customers.

Register your business

First, you must register your export business with Amazon Global Selling. You don’t have to be an existing Amazon India seller. The registration can be done online on Seller Central. You’ll need the following documents to register:
• ID proof (Aadhar, driving license or passport)
• Business address proof (Bank statement)
• Credit or debit card (international transactions enabled)
Amazon seller registration

List your products

Once you have successfully registered to sell globally on Amazon, you can list your products. Remember to follow tips on how to list your products include attractive pictures and descriptions that’s clear to international customers. You can also seek help from third party service providers.
How to list your products on Amazon

Ship and receive payments

Once a customer places an order, you can choose to deliver by yourself or you can opt for Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA). Under FBA, Amazon takes care of shipping, delivery, returns and customer concerns. Once a customer purchases your product, Amazon credits the money in your bank account in the currency of your choice.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I export shoes from India?
Yes, you can export shoes and footwear from India easily with ecommerce exports. You can register in just a few minutes and set-up your Amazon Global Selling account to export shoes across the world on international marketplaces in USA, UK, Japan, etc.
Which country imports footwear from India?
In 2020, the United States was the biggest importer of shoes from India. Secondly, Germany imported about 635 million pairs from India. India has roughly supplied 1.8 billion shoe pairs in 20201.
Published on January 20, 2022.


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