American retail giant Amazon has officially added Pakistan to its approved list of sellers, opening a major window of opportunity for e-commerce in the country. Pakistani sellers will now officially be able to create Amazon IDs and sell their products on the global platform.
Adviser to the Prime Minister Abdul Razak Dawood said that it is a great opportunity for Pakistani youth, SMEs, and women entrepreneurs. He said that they have been engaged with Amazon since last year and now it’s happening.
We have finally made it. @amazon will be adding Pakistan its Sellers’ List within a few days. We have been engaged with Amazon since last year and now it’s happening. It is a great opportunity for our youth, SMEs and women entrepreneurs. .
— Abdul Razak Dawood (@razak_dawood) May 6, 2021
This is major news for local brands and agencies in Pakistan as this development is about to start a new era of e-commerce in the country. It was announced by Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Affairs (SAPM), Shahbaz Gill, who credited the PTI government for the development.
What could not be achieved during the last 10 years in the history of Pakistan, has finally been done by the present government. Thank you Imran Khan.
He added that Pakistan becoming an approved seller on Amazon should result in billions for the country in the form of investment and employment opportunities. This should also bring great export potential to the country since Pakistani sellers will now officially be able to register with their local details and sell products across the globe.
However, this also means that we have higher expectations to live up to now that we have been recognized on a major global platform. Local sellers will need to work hard to maintain the quality of their products in order to keep Pakistani products among the top choices for international buyers.