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Expanding all arms: Check out Amazon's unfolding India play

Amazon recently also increased its investment in its wallet Amazon Pay by five times from Rs 400 crore to Rs 2,000 crore. According to industry experts, this growth strategy should come as no surprise.

Karan Choudhury 

Amazon India plans to set up experience centres in several Shoppers Stop outlets as part of the Rs 179-crore deal with  the retailer
Amazon India plans to set up experience centres in several Shoppers Stop outlets as part of the Rs 179-crore deal with the retailer

On a rapid expansion path to capture its last big frontier, India is systematically adding manpower, technological and financial muscle to all its arms in India. Following the same growth path it did in the US market, the company has been in the last two years, testing and adding almost every vertical it has globally to the Indian market.

Bolstering one of its various subsidiaries yet again, IT Services (India)  Pvt Ltd, the oldest arm of the global e-commerce player in India is looking to raise fresh funds to expand its operations in India as it looks at technology as an enabler to grow its business and increase efficiency to its customers. The arm has increased its authorised capital to Rs 900 crore from Rs 400 crore, according to recent regulatory disclosures.

recently also increased its investment in its wallet Pay by five times from Rs 400 crore to Rs 2,000 crore. According to industry experts, this growth strategy should come as no surprise.

“Jeff Bezos has committed $five billion for India. This is the US model they are replicating here. On one hand, they are bolstering their fulfillment capabilities, putting in money into the company from the massive corpus as and when required and on the other they are acquiring more customers,” said Arvind Singhal, Chairman and Managing Director of Technopak.

The company plans to expand its software research and development base in India as well as take the technology to its other market, it said in its filings. “The company plans to carry on all types of research and development activities of custom e-business applications, automations and processes across all types of business application. To also develop software enabling transactions but not limited to financial services, manufacturing, retail, supply chain, data and voice communication across networks and over internet,” the company said in its filing.

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On several occasions, the company has made it clear that it wants to be the one stop shop for solutions for everything for its customers globally. In a recent interview to Business Standard Amit Agarwal senior vice-president and country head for India said that right from Day One, the company has been focused on building skills and capabilities to provide a great customer experience.

“We do not hold ourselves back from investing to be able to do that. Our strategy has always been to be laser-focused on the customer. In all this noise, the stakeholder who is most dissatisfied is the customer. We are always thinking of building a better service. We are happy with our plans of providing massive selections and great pricing and will continue to do so,” he said. 

First Published: Wed, October 04 2017. 10:52 IST
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