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Amazon Recognized Pakistani Sellers

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.com recognized Pakistani sellers to its seller list. This news means that Pakistani Sellers can now make their Amazon seller accounts based on their Pakistani citizenship and business documents. An outstanding achievement for the government and the private bodies who were working to bring amazon.com 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 specific cons. This fact suggests that amazon.com 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

Pros Of Amazon Coming To Pakistan

Effects On Pakistani E-Commerce Industry

Effects On Pakistani E-Commerce Industry

Straight to the point, this is excellent news. A multi-billion-dollar mega-corporation has recognized the potential of Pakistani sellers to provide business to amazon.com and benefit themselves along the way. This decision has impacted the global eCommerce industry as Pakistani sellers are considered the most active globally. This recognition will make it easier for Pakistan Sellers to market their services to foreign clients.

Reputation Of Pakistani Sellers

Reputation Of Pakistani Sellers

This update has cleaned up the reputation of Pakistani sellers as Pakistani sellers were considered con-men in the past. A justified 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

Easy Of Doing Business

The current Government had a plan of increasing the ease of doing business in Pakistan. The fact that amazon.com has allowed Pakistani sellers to create seller accounts based on their local information is proof that the current Government has delivered on its promise for the ease of doing business. This rule is beneficial to local and international companies. International companies can now invest in Pakistan and Pakistani talent. At the same time, Pakistan’s talented and active youth will get employment and business globally.

Cons Of Amazon Coming To Pakistan

Cons Of Amazon Coming To Pakistan

Possible Shift In Cash Flow

Possible Shift In Cash Flow

Before, amazon.com was not operating directly in Pakistan. Pakistani sellers had to register their business and bank accounts in the USA to register for an amazon.com seller account and a Paypal account. Resulting in a more significant investment at first, but in the long term, money flowed into Pakistan. Since amazon.com has accepted Pakistani Sellers, amazon.com may start operating and selling in Pakistan after some time, leading to reverse cash flow from Pakistan to amazon.com to the USA.

Industry Domination By Amazon

Industry Domination By Amazon

As amazon.com is one the wealthiest and most prominent companies in the world, there is a possibility that amazon.com may just come to Pakistan and dominate the Pakistani eCommerce industry. Pakistani eCommerce marketplaces like Daraz.pk and Goto.pk are very small compared to the eCommerce giant. Amazon.com is not just an eCommerce company; amazon.com is mainly categorized as a tech company. Being the trend starter of eCommerce marketplaces gives amazon.com a considerable advantage in using the best and latest tech and marketing tactics to dominate the Pakistani eCommerce industry, not to mention the massive potential of investments.

A Huge Responsibility On The Sellers

A Huge Responsibility On The Sellers

Amazon.com recognizing Pakistani Sellers is an achievement for the Pakistani eCommerce industry. Amazon.com refused to acknowledge our sellers just because of the low customer service standards we had. Many Pakistani Sellers had been involved in unethical practices, which led to amazon.com banning Pakistani Sellers from their recognized seller list and marketplaces. Meaning there is a considerable responsibility on Pakistani Sellers to uphold the customer service standards of amazon.com and keep clear of any penalties and harmful rumors. If amazon.com banned Pakistani Sellers again, this could lead to never getting another chance.

Goals Of Pakistani Sellers

Goals Of Pakistani Sellers

Pakistani Sellers should approach amazon.com with a goal. The goal is to dominate the platform as the most effective seller, selling the most valuable products. If we focus on selling other people’s items and stop producing our goods, ultimately, we will suffer in the long term. We need to focus on our production industry equally and work hard to sell other people’s products and prompt, sell and dominate other industries with our products. We need to normalize the trend of Made in Pakistan. The phrase Made in Pakistan should be a household phrase, and through amazon.com as the gateway, this picture looks possible.

By Faizan Elahi Qureshi

Student of Digital Marketing.