Vegemite will make its way into Indian shoppers’ online baskets after the launch of an Amazon Australia store there – possibly the most exciting India news for Aussie consumer goods exporters.
The Aussie shop at Amazon India already has Australian brands including Capilano, Swisse, Sukin, Gaia Skin Naturals, Australis, Sanitarium, Sun Rice, Orgran, Australia’s Own and the Byron Bay Chilli Co available immediately.
Why is this so exciting? India has just been a distant dream, a major hassle, a demanding market with too many markets, too many restrictions and challenges at every turn. Going with this online alternative makes it accessible, sensible and possible.
Up to now, India is Australia’s fifth-largest export market and is tipped to be the third biggest economy in the world by 2035, behind China and the US. This could well up the priority of India for Australian exporters.
Who can play in this new space? Australian food, health, fashion, sporting goods, home care and lifestyle brands.
The online store gives local Australian businesses easier access to 450 million internet users in India out of the population of 1.3 billion.
How do you get into this online space?
You still have to know about India, the market and the trends. You also have to know where you might fit in this scene. You would expect me to say this – but having someone here who knows India has been a key for almost every successful exporter to India.
Then team up with Austrade and Amazon for your “passage to online India”.
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Based in Sydney I am excited about this amazing opportunity.
How can I pursue it further as Trader.
Thanks Rajesh – it depends on the style and market of the FMCG that you might have. With the right products, the Australia Shop at Amazon can be a first step in an overall India strategy.
It is significant that this comment and question have come from an Indian-Australian.It is the Indian diaspora that will spearhead this Australian brand movement to India.India’s retail industry is now highly professionalized with hundreds of young entrepreneurs educated in the best universities in the world and deeply familiar with the retail market trends and practices around the world.It is this young entrepreneurial generation that is transforming India’s retail landscape, both online and brick and mortar.Hundreds of shopping malls, supermarket chains and consumer stores are springing up across Indian cities and towns along with rising online models.My suggestion to you, Rajesh, will be to launch your products both on line and offline as the two marketing styles exist side by side.Australian cookies and chocolates,, fruits and fruit juices, wines and spirits,health and beauty products,fashion garments and sport goods are increasingly seen on the shelves of India’s retail shops.India is also increasingly becoming a brand -conscious country and every wayside coffee shop is dreaming to become a Starbuck!
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We would be interested is finding out more information about Amazon in India. We manufacture FMCG in the skin care sector. Targeting skin care for skin issues.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks Shannon – will give you a call. Best regards. Steve