Amazon has been spreading its wings in the Indian ecommerce web space lately through amazon.in by first starting to sell books and music CDs and DVDs, followed by official launch of its Kindle range of eBook readers and Kindle Fire HD tablets – to be available from June 27.
As of now the online retailer has listed phones from Apple, Samsung, BlackBerry, LG, Karbonn, Nokia and the likes. Galaxy S4 has been listed for ₹38,699, while the iPhone 5 has been listed for ₹43,989. Nokia Lumia is selling for as low as ₹31,999.
Cameras from brands such as Canon, Sony and Nikon as well as DSLRs from Canon and Nikon have also been listed on amazon.in. Nikon’s D5100 16.2MP DSLR is selling for ₹32,530 whereas Canon’s EOS 600D 18MP DSLR is selling for just ₹32,495.
With this launch, Amazon Marketplace has managed to gain a foothold in a total of 10 countries. Restrictions on foreign direct investments in India have been a major barrier for international giants to set shop directly but, Amazon has hosted a site which provides a marketplace for third parties to sell their wares thus sidestepping the FDI issue.
Amazon’s earlier project in India – Junglee – which was launched in February 2012 has been doing quite well and has managed to garner quite a few regular visitors and customers.