Official Tweet From Abdul Razak
The importance of e-commerce in the country’s economy was clearly demonstrated in the past five years, said Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood. He added that this was due to the development of the internet and its easy accessibility. He stated that the lack of business mentors was also one of the reasons for the stunted growth of e-commerce business in the country.
Pakistan is now a part of the Amazon Family
Pakistan is now one step closer to joining a global e-commerce giant as our country has been included in the list of eligible countries for Amazon’s third-party sellers. This list includes India, the United States, Japan, Israel, Singapore, China, Mexico, and many more internationally renowned countries.
Pakistan has been added for the first time to Amazon’s Global Selling program. This would allow local merchants to sell on Amazon – including international shipping and handling of products. The Seattle-based e-commerce company offers more than 400 million products for sale on its website.
Benefits for Local Pakistani Merchants
Amazon has become an essential part of online shopping in the world. Being included in the Amazon approved seller list will have many benefits for Pakistani merchants. It is a major opportunity for Pakistani merchants as it will give them access to a wider market and consumer base. Also, this move will facilitate easier delivery of goods from and to Pakistan.
Amazon does not ship to Pakistan, a country that closely borders India. The online retailer does not operate in Pakistan, despite the fact that India, which is much closer to other countries in the Asian subcontinent, falls under its jurisdiction.
Indian companies, of course, have been a part of the online store since its inception. Pakistani merchants wishing to sell their products on Amazon must register for an account from another country, such as Singapore or Hong Kong.
Dr. Shahbaz Gill Thoughts
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Information Dr. Shahbaz Gill stated that the current government had achieved success which was unprecedented in the history of Pakistan.
The previous government had let Pakistan face a lot of external and internal challenges. But these challenges have been overcome by the present government.
Names of 38 Exporters
Last year in June, the Ministry of Commerce had said to promote trade and explore new markets for our exporters. The ministry had shared the names of 38 exporters with Amazon.com for their registration on a priority basis. Pakistani goods can find their way by arriving at Amazon warehouses in the US, Europe, Canada, and Australia.