NEW DELHI : Amazon.com Inc has big plans for India in its bucket in coming five years. With groceries and goods such as creams, soaps and cleaning products being the most demanded items on the online platform, the company is looking to up the game.
Amit Agarwal, the India head of Amazon, said in an interview that Amazon will change the face of online shopping in next five years.
“I would not speculate on when we would launch AmazonFresh but, absolutely, if you ask me the next five years of vision – from your avocados to your potatoes, and your meat to your ice cream – we’ll deliver everything to you in two hours,” he said.
Amazon Fresh was launched in the United States about five years ago. It is the company’s flagship fresh grocery delivery service. Currently, Amazon delivers grocery in India with the name of pantry. It has also tied up with local vendors in four cities for Amazon Now, which promises two-hour deliveries.
“Probably in the next five years groceries and consumables would be more than half of our business,” he told Reuters.
With India booming towards digital platforms, the company is looking to cash-in the opportunity in next decade time.
“We want to get the next hundred million customers shopping with us,” said Agarwal, adding that Amazon plans to woo new clients with product exchange and staggered payment offerings.
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