Is Amazon really coming to Pakistan?
This is very big news for Pakistan the opportunity to work on amazon will be introduced. But is Amazon really coming to Pakistan and would be available for everyone? Well, for now only sellers are allowed to work with Amazon. People can sell their products and manufactured stuff. As Pakistan is among the manufacturer and exporting countries, this step is beneficial both ways. Pakistan added in Amazon’s Approved Seller List from 2021.
Pakistan previous techniques to work in Amazon, “Jugaad”
Among 102 Asian countries, Pakistan is the only country that was not part of Amazon. Pakistan was before banned by Amazon. Some sellers used “hacks” to be a part of it. Some of them used VPN services by approaching seller accounts through aboard sources. Other than that, they also seek help or partnership with overseas businesses to be part of Amazon sellers. Now, Pakistan added Amazon’s Approved Seller list, which will make things easy for people. They can freely work with Amazon by creating their accounts with Pakistan IDs.
This advancement will also lead to a positive impact on the economy of Pakistan. Many business-oriented and hardworking people will play a significant part in the economic growth of Pakistan. As with the advancement of technology, online businesses are also becoming a vital part of a country’s economy. It will, therefore, Pakistan added in Amazon’s Approved Seller List will increase and enhance the overall income of the nation.
List of people whose effort made possible that Amazon is coming to Pakistan 2021
It is the day and night efforts of many people after which it was possible that finally, Pakistan added in Amazon’s Approved Seller list. Few names that are prominent in this respect are; Aisha Moriani (Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce), Omer Gajial (Ex Amazon Category Development Head for Amazon North America division), and Shoaib Sarwar (deputy Consul General, Consulate General Pakistan, Los Angeles) along with the team members of NECC (National E commerce Council) and Badar Khushnood from Pakistan Software Houses Association. Along with them, there is a huge number of team members and other groups who played their important role in making Pakistan sellers a part of Amazon.
Impact of Covid-19
The use of online services increased after the pandemic. Covid-19 restricted people to their houses. They find the online means of shopping more feasible and safe. From clothes to food, everything is now available online. Many businesses suffered because of the lockdowns and shutdowns throughout the world. The covid-19 situation made it necessary for all kinds of businesses to provide their services and products via online means. This opportunity will accelerate e-commerce and online buying for Pakistan with good accessibility to the internet.
For now, only sellers and businesses are allowed to work with Amazon. But the fact that Amazon is coming to Pakistan in 2021, is opening new ways for the country to be part of such a huge company. It also gives a hope that maybe soon, Pakistani customers will also be able to buy products from them in a feasible way.