After unveiling the sale of used books on its platform, Amazon India has opened a new platform which enables peer to peer sale. The e-commerce giant is venturing into selling used goods. If you remember, Amazon launched Junglee which handles the sale of used goods but it has now decided to expand this aspect of business under its own brand name. It is to be noted that when you visit the page for registration, you will be directed to the Junglee website.
The new service is going to launch in Bengaluru. Any user can now post an ad for any product which included used products and also find a buyer for the same. The user can also post multiple advertisements for different products. However, it will have to be posted separately and not in a bundled format as one advertisement.
Once a prospective buyer is found for the product, the sale will be effected and a “Pick-Pack-Pay” or PPP format will be followed. In other word, the goods will be picked from the seller’s doorsteps, packed and then delivered to the buyer’s location. The payment will be made to the seller either via Amazon Pay or will be credited to the bank account.
The product segments include electronic goods like smartphones, tablets, laptops, books, video games, DVDs, CDs and other allied goods. One can sell fashion jewellery, DIY projects, etc. Special incentives are also being offered for persons who are registering themselves in the reseller schemes. This includes cashback offers via Amazon Pay wallets. For example, a reseller sells five used flicks, books or music or video games, he can avail cash back of Rs. 1000 as Amazon Pay Balance. More cash back is also on offer if you sell goods of a higher value like mobiles, tablets or Laptops.
Amazon is widening its reach and footprints in India. Though it has been operating in the e-commerce segment for the last twenty years, with the advent of new competitors, the going is becoming tougher. Recently it pumped in more than $300 million into its Indian unit from its parent company.