Amazon Recognized Pakistani Sellers
Hey readers, it’s been a while, but we are back with an important piece of information. You must have heard the fact that Amazon recognized Pakistani sellers to its seller list. This means that Pakistani Sellers can now make their amazon seller accounts based on their Pakistani personal and business documents. This is a great achievement for the government and the private bodies who were working to bring Amazon to Pakistan.
But is this all roses or are there any cons to all this? As any intelligent reader would think nothing is absolutely in your favor. Things that are working for your benefit do have certain cons. This suggests that Amazon coming to Pakistan has some cons, which we will discuss in this blog post. The most important part is how the Pakistani eCommerce industry will react to this arrival of the first and biggest e-commerce market. So let’s get into the discussion.
Pros Of Amazon Coming To Pakistan
Effects On Pakistani E-Commerce Industry
Straight to the point, this is great news. A huge multi-billion dollar mega-corporation has recognized the potential of Pakistani sellers to provide business to Amazon and benefit themselves along the way. This decision has impacted the global eCommerce industry as Pakistani sellers are considered the most active and most effective globally. This will make it easier for Pakistan Sellers to market their services to foreign clients.
Reputation Of Pakistani Sellers
This has cleaned up the reputation of Pakistani sellers as Pakistani sellers were considered con-men in the past. This was not an unjust criticism, as in the past many Pakistani sellers have tried to fool the Amazon system and have cost Amazon and many unsuspecting buyers their hard-earned money. But the announcement of Amazon accepting Pakistani businesses as sellers on the platform has proved that now Pakistani Sellers are legit and trustworthy.
Easy Of Doing Business
As the current Government had an agenda of increasing the ease of doing business in Pakistan. The fact that Amazon has allowed Pakistani sellers to create seller accounts on basis of their local information is proof that the current Government has delivered on its promise for the ease of doing business. This is beneficial to the local and international businesses. International businesses can now invest in Pakistan and Pakistani talent. While the talented and active youth of Pakistan will get employment and business at an international level.
Cons Of Amazon Coming To Pakistan
Possible Shift In Cash Flow
Before Amazon was not operating directly in Pakistan. Pakistani sellers had to register their business and bank accounts in the USA just to register for an Amazon seller account along with a Paypal account. This resulted in a larger investment at first, but in the long term, money flowed into Pakistan. Now that Amazon has accepted Pakistani Sellers, Amazon itself may start operating and selling in Pakistan after some time. This could lead to a reverse in cash flow from Pakistan to Amazon to the USA.
Industry Domination By Amazon
As Amazon is one the richest and largest companies in the world, there is a possibility that Amazon may just come to Pakistan and dominate the Pakistani eCommerce industry. Pakistani eCommerce marketplaces like Daraz.pk and Goto.pk are very very small when compared to the eCommerce giant. Amazon is not just an eCommerce company; Amazon is mainly categorized as a tech company. This gives Amazon a huge advantage in using the best and latest tech and marketing tactics to dominate the Pakistani eCommerce industry, not to mention the huge potential of investments.
A Huge Responsibility On The Sellers
Amazon recognizing Pakistani Sellers is an achievement for the Pakistani eCommerce industry. Amazon refused to recognize our sellers just because of the low customer service standards we had. In the past, many Paksitani Sellers had been involved in bad practices which led to Amazon banning Pakistani Sellers from their recognized seller list and marketplaces. This means there is a huge responsibility on Pakistani Sellers to uphold the customer service standards of Amazon and keep clear of any penalties and bad rumors. If Amazon banned Pakistani Sellers again this can lead to never getting another chance.
Goals Of Pakistani Sellers
Pakistani Sellers should approach Amazon with a goal. The goal is to dominate the platform as the most effective sellers, selling the most valuable products. If we focus on selling other people’s items and stop producing our own goods ultimately we will suffer in the long term. We need to focus on our production industry equally and work hard to not only sell other people’s products but prompt, sell and dominate other industries with our own products. We need to normalize the trend of Made in Pakistan. The phrase Made in Pakistan should be a household phrase and through Amazon as the gateway, this picture looks very possible.