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How to Start an Export Business with Amazon?

Expanding across the globe is no more a tough nut to crack, thanks to ecommerce export programs like Amazon Global Selling. Anybody can start an export business anywhere, anytime. We tell you how in this blog.
How to Start an Export Business with Amazon
Over 70,000 exporters selling in 200+ countries and territories and reaching global heights - all it takes is one click! Amazon Global Selling, an ecommerce exports program, has been the backbone for several exporters who wanted to expand their businesses across the world with ease and less investments.

The export business has certainly become quite lucrative over the years, especially since the advent of ecommerce that provides support to expand globally from anywhere, anytime.

Small and medium business entrepreneurs have significantly benefited from ecommerce as they could reach more customers not just in India but worldwide without any hassle or heavy investments. With Amazon Global Selling, any seller can register, list products and get started with their export business.

Growing exports from India to the world

India is one of the fastest-growing economies globally. The Government of India has predicted a 7.2% average economic growth for the next five years1. A major part of this growth is attributed to the export trade of India and the expansion of small and medium ecommerce businesses.

There is an increased ease and accessibility to start exporting from India, thanks to Amazon Global Selling. Over 70,000 Indian sellers have started an export business with the ecommerce program and are today, successfully selling in 200+ countries and territories2. Many of these sellers are MSMEs, who are experimenting with the latest manufacturing processes and creating unconventional products that are traditionally Indian yet contemporary.

Along with the Indian government, Amazon has supported thousands of MSMEs to kickstart their export businesses. State governments of Karnataka, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh have signed Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with Amazon to enable better access to local MSMEs. Thanks to these collaborations, Amazon also conducts workshops and webinars for Indian sellers to understand export procedures and start selling globally.

Apart from the MoUs, Amazon has also signed various government partnerships with Handloom Export Promotion Council (HEPC), Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO), Mumbai, and more. This is said to redefine the trade landscape of India and encourage more sellers to start exporting from India.

How to start an export business with Amazon?

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1. Register

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 globally on Amazon, 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 & delivery

Upon listing, customers can view and shop for the products on the Amazon international marketplaces. 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.

Why export with Amazon?

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Grow your business globally

Why limit to India when you can acquire new international customers? Amazon Global Selling takes your business to millions of customers across the world.
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Diversify your sales all year round

Not just Diwali, make the most of international peak selling seasons & sale events like Prime Day, Christmas, Black Friday, and Ramadan, among others. Choose from 30+ categories to sell globally.
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Use Amazon's tools for easy expansion

You can focus on your business while Amazon helps you with international logistics like Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) and customer service, among others.
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FAQ

Have questions about Amazon Global Selling or registration? We've answered some of the most commonly asked questions by sellers.
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Know More

Prefer reading? Get in-depth details about documents required and registration process.
Published on 25 April, 2020.

Sources:
1 https://www.thehindu.com/business/Economy/indias-real-gdp-estimated-to-contract-by-77-in-2020-21/article33521311.ece
2 https://www.ibef.org/news/cii-amazon-india-join-hands-to-boost-msme-business
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