Bangalore, Karnataka, India:
- Amazon India has partnered with the Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society (JSLPS), Uttar Pradesh State Rural Livelihood Mission (UPSRLM), Chhattisgarh State Forest Department (CG Forest) and Assam Rural Infrastructure and Agricultural Services (ARIAS)
- The collaborations are in line with Amazon’s commitment to digitize 1 crore MSMEs and $ 10 billion in e-trade Exports and create 20 lakh jobs by 2025
- Amazon.in has launched a special WED storefront with a selection of products offered by women-owned companies. The WED storefront will help customers discover and purchase nearly 98,000 unique products, including selections such as handicrafts, handloom, fashion accessories, groceries and more.
On Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, Amazon India announced collaboration with four government agencies including – Uttar Pradesh State Rural Livelihood Mission (UPSRLM), Assam Rural Infrastructure and Agricultural Services (ARIAS), Chhattisgarh State Forest Department (CG Forest) and Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society (JSLPS) as part of its groundbreaking program – Amazon Saheli, to accelerate the growth of women entrepreneurs across the country. In this way, Amazon and the government agencies will come together to support and empower Lakhs of Entrepreneurs connected with them from the four states to register their business online at www.amazon.in and gain access to a wider market base.
As part of the collaboration, the Amazon Saheli program offers its participants extensive training and skills development workshops to help female entrepreneurs associated with them understand the nuances of selling online and develop skills and abilities necessary for growth your business on Amazon.in are required. These training workshops include sessions on product listing, image processing and cataloging, packaging and shipping, inventory and account management, and customer care, and offer exclusive benefits such as assisted onboarding and mentoring programs at no additional cost to participants in the Saheli program. Amazon.in aims to offer regional selections and unique products in categories such as grocery, home and fashion accessories to millions of Amazon customers across the country, which are offered for sale by women entrepreneurs from Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh and Assam.
Sumit Sahay, Director, Seller Partner Services, Amazon India, said, “In line with our commitment to digitize 1 Crore MSMEs by 2025, we are proud to announce that we are working with leading government agencies including UPSRLM in Uttar Pradesh, ARIAS in Assam, CG Forest in Chhattisgarh and JSLPS in Jharkhand to directly influence and empower a large number of women entrepreneurs in the four states. We aim to empower and empower women entrepreneurs who are realizing the dream of starting their own and helping them reach their true potential by providing a full range of marketplace services and ongoing support. Through these collaborations, we want to change the lives of saleswomen by helping them kickstart their e-commerce journey. “
On the occasion of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, Amazon.in launched a special WED storefront with a selection of products offered by women-owned companies. The WED storefront will help customers discover and purchase nearly 98,000 unique products, including selections such as handicrafts, handloom, fashion accessories, groceries and more. In addition to products, the shop window front also presents inspiring stories from self-made entrepreneurs and their path to success. To mark the launch of the storefront, Amazon Saheli hosted a panel discussion with key dignitaries from organizations such as the National Urban Livelihood Mission and the Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society, discussing collaborations and synergies to empower micro and nano entrepreneurs by providing market access and networking for local companies discussed produced products. Smt. Anupriya Patel, Honorable Minister of State for Trade and Industry, Smt. Manjushree N, Mission Director, National Livelihood Mission, Department of Skill Development Entrepreneurship and Livelihood, Government of Karnataka, Mr. Niraj Kumar, Director-DAY-NULM, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Government of India, and Mr. Bishnu Chandra Parida, COO, Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society, Government of Jharkhand attended the launch event.
“As the Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, India is moving from women’s development to ‘women-led development’. It is encouraging to see girls and women rise to leadership positions and drive change. As has been said many times, when you strengthen a woman, one strengthens a nation. With this vision in mind, the Indian government has launched several initiatives to train women and create a conducive ecosystem for the empowerment of women. The government has the Pradhan mantri Jan Dhan Yojana for the financial inclusion of. brought to life Women, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana for Skills Development and the Training and Employment Support Program (STEP) to provide training to promote the employability of women. It is encouraging to see Amazon’s efforts to empower women entrepreneurs to get started in digital commerce and to help women-run small businesses break down barriers, challenge stereotypes, and improve their positioning in national and international markets. said Smt. Anupriya Patel, Honorable Minister for Trade and Industry of the Government of India.
To encourage the growth of women entrepreneurs and women-run businesses in India, Amazon India launched Amazon Saheli in 2017, a program that enables women entrepreneurs to become successful sellers on Amazon.in. Today, Amazon Saheli works with over 50 partners such as the National Urban Livelihood Mission, the Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society (JSLPS), the Assam Rural Infrastructure and Agricultural Services (ARIAS) etc. with a reach of over 10,000 women entrepreneurs. Currently, the Saheli program includes women entrepreneurs including independent solo preneurs, social entrepreneurs, craftswomen, female-led startups, housewives, etc., and the Amazon Saheli store has thousands of products from different categories such as apparel, home & kitchen, jewelry, groceries, etc. The Amazon Saheli Program provides extensive skills development training and workshops to its partners to help women entrepreneurs understand the nuances of selling online and develop the skills and abilities necessary to grow their business on Amazon.in. The training workshops consist of sessions on product listing, imaging and cataloging, packaging and shipping, inventory and account management, and customer service. The workshops are free and offer exclusive benefits such as supported onboarding and mentoring programs.
The Amazon.in marketplace is operated by Amazon Seller Services Private Ltd, an affiliate of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN). Amazon.in strives to create the most customer-centric online destination for customers to find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online by giving them more of what they want – great choices, low prices, fast and reliable delivery and a trustworthy and convenient experience; and provide sellers with a world-class e-commerce marketplace.
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