Last year, Pakistan was ranked 116th in the 152-nations B2C E-commerce index by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development(UNCTAD). Despite this and the fact that Pakistan is one of the biggest manufacturing economies in the region, the South Asian country was not part of the 102 countries on Amazon’s platform. However, history is being made and huge changes are occurring as an adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce Razak Dawood tweeted, “We have finally made it; Amazon will be adding Pakistan to its sellers’ list within a few days”.
The country has also proposed adding the Pakistan Post to the list of global e-commerce giant Amazon’s delivery partners for parcels within the country/Pakistan. Pakistan is expected to join the sellers’ list in a week. However, the main aim of the sellers would have to be the focus on the quality of their products. The items sold will be refundable in case of any complaints. According to Express Tribune and Ayesha Humaira( the commerce joint secretary), great progress is expected after Eid ul Fitr. Razak Dawood also recently announced that Amazon was going to add Pakistan to its sellers’ list within a few days. He also suggested how Amazon’s listing was an important milestone for the government’s e-commerce policies, which had been achieved through teamwork across the globe.
According to the Chief Executive Officer of Si Global, Norman Ahmed, Amazon has an inventory of about 12 million items across all its categories and services. “It is a massive incentive for Pakistani manufacturers”, he added. No man Younas, Digital Media Marketer, added to that statement that the Amazon update was not only good news for the business community but freelancers will also be delighted. This arrival of the giant, Amazon, in Pakistan will create a plethora of job opportunities along with helping small and big business owners to benefit from it as well. According to Muhammad Adeel, the “e-commerce section will also boom”.
Written by: Ifrah Shahid
Reported by: Zarrish