Bengaluru: The Great Indian Festival 2018, with its three dedicated sale events – October 10-15, October 24 – 28 and November 2-5 - was the biggest shopping season ever for Amazon.in as it emerged as the most visited** and the transacted* shopping destination in India this festive season.
“The Great Indian Festival 2018 was our biggest celebration ever with more than half of online Indian shoppers choosing to buy on Amazon.in, making it the most visited and transacted marketplace in India. With 99.3% of pin codes placing at least one order, 89% of new customers coming from smaller towns, almost 70K small & medium businesses getting at least one order and new Prime memberships growing by nearly 2X, we are humbled that India trusts us to find, discover and buy anything online. We realise that this is merely Day 1 for ecommerce in India and we will continue to invest in transforming how India buys & sells.” said Amit Agarwal, SVP & Country Head, Amazon India.
“We launched on Amazon.in last year to sell Banarasi sarees. And this year we saw an increase of 125% in sales during the month of October as compared to 2017. Our online sales have been growing continuously and we are happy with the sales that we have been getting online.” said Varanasi-based Amazon seller Rahul Bapuly of Kashi Fancy Sarees.