How to export from India?

Starting an export business requires an understanding of compliance, logistics and international markets. Here's a guide for you to expand your business and reach global customers.
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How to export from India?

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Decide where you want to export
The first step is to understand global markets and the products in demand. This will help you decide what is the right marketplace for your export business. Attend our monthly webinars to understand the opportunities that each marketplace provides.
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Get the required documentation
Obtain PAN (from Income tax Department) and IEC (from DGFT) to export from India. Application for IEC can be filled online directly on DGFT website.

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Find customers
Starting an offline export business might need you to participate in trade fairs, buyer-seller meets, which would cost both time and money. But starting an Amazon export business is easy and simple. You can reach millions of customers on 18 Amazon global marketplaces.
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Ship and receive payments
Timely delivery not only builds trust among your customers but also leads to repeated purchase. For payments, you can either open a bank account in the respective country or collect payments in your Indian bank account. With Amazon Global Selling, you have the flexibility of both.

Why export from India with Amazon?


Countries and territories with 18 international marketplaces to expand to

$5 billion+

Surpassed in cumulative exports by Indian exporters on Amazon Global Selling

200 million+

Surpassed in cumulative exports by Indian exporters on Amazon Global Selling
Increased sales
You can export products from India and maximize your sales by participating in international events like Prime Day, Black Friday sale and Cyber Monday on international marketplaces like Amazon USA, UK, Canada.
Product demand all year round
By selling internationally, your products will be in demand throughout the year. For instance, if you sell sweaters, you can export sweaters to Australia in the peak winter season (June - August).
Hassle-free shipping
To make shipping easy for sellers like you, we recommend Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA). All you need to do is send your products to Amazon’s warehouse and Amazon handles packing, shipping, returns, delivery and customer feedback on your behalf.
Advantage of direct selling
You can export from India to international customers directly through e-commerce. For example, a customer in the USA purchases your product on Amazon USA. You deliver the product and get payment in your preferred bank account (India or USA).
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How to export with Amazon Global Selling?


Register with Amazon Global Selling

To sell on Amazon international marketplaces, you will need to create an Amazon seller account on Seller Central. It takes just 15 minutes to register. All you need to register is ID proof, address proof and credit card.


List your products

To start selling on Amazon global marketplaces, you first need to list products on Amazon. You can either match an existing product listing (if somebody else is already selling the same product on Amazon), or create a new listing (if you are the first or only seller).


Ship and deliver

Delivering global orders plays a crucial role for sellers to be successful and grow your business. Sellers can fulfill their global orders through Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) or use third party services.


Receive payments and grow your business

Get paid to your account on completion of sales. Focus on expanding your export business by utilizing Amazon’s international tools and services. Amazon has created Service Provider Network: A list of 3rd party service providers who will help you export from India by providing assistance in registration, cataloguing and listing.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I export my products from India via Amazon?
Amazon offers you access to export in 200+ countries and territories via 18 marketplaces USA (amazon.com), Canada (amazon.com.ca), Mexico(amazon.com.mx) and Brazil (amazon.br) in Americas, UK (amazon.co.uk), Germany (amazon.de), France (amazon.fr), Italy(amazon.it), Spain (amazon.es), Sweden (amazon.se), Poland (amazon.pl) and The Netherlands (amazon.nl) in Europe, UAE (amazon.ae) and Saudi Arabia (amazon.sa) in Middle East, and lastly to Japan (amazon.co.jp), Singapore (amazon.sg) and Australia (amazon.com.au) in Asia-Pacific.
What export products can I sell on Amazon international marketplaces?
An Indian exporter can sell a range of products on Amazon across 30+ categories. The top selling product categories from Indian sellers are:
  • Home textile: Bedsheets, kitchen linen, home décor, pillow covers, curtains, carpets, rugs
  • Apparel: Men’s garments, womenswear, kid's fashion, ethnic wear like salwar suits, kurta, lehenga, silk saree
  • Jewellery: Fashion and fine jewellery
  • Leather: Wallets, bags, footwear, accessories
  • Health and personal care: Bath towels, home care, toiletries, bath and body products, essential oils
  • Consumables: Tea, spices like black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, coffee
  • Ayurveda: Organic products, Health supplements, medical items, food and dietary supplements
  • Beauty products: Personal grooming, makeup, cosmetics, beauty accessories
  • Toys and sport goods: Kids toys, learning/activity boxes, robotic and educational toys, cricket kit
  • Office products and furniture: Notepad, novelties, cane and wooden furniture
  • Electronics: Cell phone devices, electronic accessories, musical instruments, computers, tools, video and DVD, camera
  • Books: Educational, novels, guides
Each product category may require separate licenses and documents, specific to the region of export, origin country and shipping mode. You can use Amazon’s third-party Service Provider Network for assistance in export compliance.
What is the procedure to register myself as an exporter through Amazon?
Amazon Global Selling has made export process is very easy for Indian MSMEs to start exporting. To register as an exporter with Amazon Global Selling, all you need is
  • email Id
  • Valid business address
  • Credit card with international transactions enabled
  • VAT (only for Europe and Middle East marketplaces)
What is the cost to sell on Amazon international marketplaces?
The cost structure to sell on Amazon international marketplaces depends on your selling plan, product category, fulfillment strategy, and other variables. The options are flexible allowing you to choose the most suitable combination for your business goals.
What are the export documents required to sell internationally?
To export from India, sellers have to obtain certain export documents and comply with regulations. Export documents and compliance depends on the product category, origin (India) and destination country. To make your export journey easy, Amazon supports you by providing guidance on the key requirements and regulations, and connects you with experts who will assist you in obtaining your documentation through the Exports Compliance dashboard.
What is the limited period offer to register and get three-month subscription at $1*?
Amazon is offering a three-month subscription at a discounted price of $1 to India-based sellers who register with Amazon Global Selling. You pay a total of $1 for the first three month’s subscription ($1 for first month and $0 for 2nd and 3rd month respectively) instead of paying $39.99 per month and avail savings of $118.97. This offer is limited to selling on Amazon USA, Canada and Mexico marketplaces.
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Seamless logistics solution for international shipping

Ship directly to international fulfillment centers at competitive prices. Book, pay and track shipments without any hassles from India to the world.
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Export documentation
made easy

To assist sellers in their export journey, Amazon provides guidance on key export licenses and connects them with experts who help in obtaining documentation.

Register now and get three-month subscription at just $1*

This offer is limited to selling on Amazon USA, Canada and Mexico marketplaces.
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