How to sell on Amazon UAE: A detailed guide

Export to Dubai from India has been growing by leaps and bounds. Find out how to make the most of this export opportunity with Amazon Global Selling.
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The UAE is one of the top countries that India exports to. Amazon Global Exports Digest suggests that exports from India to the UAE and Saudi Arabia were at $34 billion. It’s no surprise that Indian exporters are increasingly tapping the Middle-East markets.

Selling in these international markets is now easier than ever with e-commerce exports program, Amazon Global Selling. With its ever-expanding global reach, Amazon offers the required support and assistance for sellers to expand and acquire international customers anywhere in the world. Identifying this opportunity, thousands of Indian sellers export to Dubai from India.

All it takes is to register as a global seller in 4 easy steps. Before we understand the Amaozn seller registration process, let’s understand why Amazon UAE is a popular marketplace among Indian sellers.
► About 28 million customers visit the Amazon UAE marketplace monthly, showing its popularity.
► Amazon UAE is the #1 e-commerce shopping destination in the country.
► Dubai is the hub of trading, and it hosts many events all-year-round. Festive sales like Prime Day and Ramadaan are beneficial for exporters as over thousands of customers shop on Amazon UAE.

Amazon trivia: Singles Day sale

Singles Day is one of the largest e-commerce sale events in the Middle East. Celebrated on November 11th (11-11 considered to be single symbolically), this sale is spread across two days in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Marking the beginning of the holiday season for Indian exporters selling in Middle East, some of the top products during this sale are consumer electronics, beauty, personal care and health products.
Apart from this, sellers can make the best use of international logistics and solutions on Amazon UAE. From shipping through Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA) to easy advertising and product listing, Amazon Global Selling has it all.
We joined Amazon Global Selling in 2017. Since then, our business has grown and it has helped me expand my office to 10,000 square feet catering to lakhs of customers spanning across 15 countries. I often tell sellers that there’s no bigger opportunity than this.
AshishFounder, JackInTheBox Toys
Like Ashish, over 100,000 MSMEs have expanded their businesses worldwide. As Ashish rightly says, many sellers are proud that their Indian products and brand have been recognized and loved beyond the national boundaries.

What to export from India to Dubai?

There are over 25 categories of products that you can sell in the international marketplaces5. Among them, some of the top favourites on Amazon UAE include:
  • Apparel and textiles
  • Nuts and packaged foods including dry fruits
  • Fine and fashion jewellery
  • Coffee, tea, and spices
  • Handmade products
  • Electronic products
  • How to sell on Amazon UAE?

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    1. Register

    The procedure to export from India to Dubai is simple. First, you must register with Amazon Global Selling. You don’t have to be an existing Amazon India seller. To export, you require an Import-Export Code (IEC) and KYC documents for the bank account, among others.
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    2. Product listing

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

    Upon listing, customers can view and shop for the products on Amazon UAE. 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.
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    4. Payments

    Once a customer purchases your product, Amazon will credit the money in your bank account. This also applies to Pay on Delivery orders.

    In a simple and easy manner, Indian sellers can export their products to Dubai from India with the help of Amazon UAE.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What can we export to Dubai from India?
    You can export apparel and textiles, nuts and packaged foods including dry fruits, fine and fashion jewellery, coffee, tea and spices, handmade and, electronic products.
    Do I need a license to sell on Amazon UAE?
    If you want to sell on Amazon UAE, you need Import-Export Code (IEC Code) and KYC documents. Along with that, depending on your product category, you might need additional documents and compliance licenses to export to UAE.
    Can individuals sell on Amazon UAE?
    Yes. Whether you're a local seller, manufacturer, multi-chain store owner or a seasoned exporter - no matter what your business size is, you can register with Amazon UAE, list your products and export from India.
    Published on April 25, 2021.

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