Amazon turns five in India: CEO Jeff Bezos pens thank you letter, announces cashback offer

Amazon India turns five today. On account of celebrating company’s fifth anniversary, CEO and Founder Jeff Bezos announces a cashback offer for customers. He says, customers buying products worth Rs 1000 and more will get a cashback of Rs 250. The cashback will be credited to the customers Amazon Pay wallet. To be eligible for the cashback offer, customers should have an activated Amazon Pay wallet. Not only that, to avail the cashback, customers should make the payment via any of the partner digital payment wallet. The offer is available only for today.

Bezos says Amazon is India ki apni dukaan. “We’re five years into our journey, but as we say here at Amazon, it’s still Day 1, and I’m energized and humbled by the opportunities ahead. is “India ki apni dukaan”,” he notes.

Bezos has posted an open letter on the Amazon India website to announce the new offer and also thank the customers for their trust on the e-commerce platform. “To celebrate our five year anniversary and to say thank you for your support, we want to extend this offer: If you spend Rs 1,000 or more on today, using any digital payment method you’ll receive Rs 250 cashback* as Amazon Pay balance,” Bezos writes in the letter.

Amazon was launched in India on June 5, in the year 2013. “Dear customers,” Bezos starts the open letter. “We launched on June 5, 2013, with a vision to transform the way India buys and sells. On our fifth anniversary in India, I want to say thank you for your support and for making the most visited shopping site in India for the last two years,” he writes.

“The progress is energising. Customers from 100 per cent of serviceable pin codes in India have placed orders on Amazon, thanks to local innovations such as Udaan and I Have Space. Hundreds of thousands of Indian businesses now sell on,” he further added in the letter.

After the initial success as a shopping website, Amazon launched several other products like Amazon Prime subscription, Kindle Book, Amazon Prime Video, Alexa voice assistant, and Amazon Music in India. Alexa was introduced in December last year, that is, 2017 and already offers more than 15,000 skills and features. From listening to music, playing bhajans, voice shopping, or even ordering a cab, Alexa can do everything says Bezos. “There are tens of thousands of third-party developers expanding Alexa’s capabilities for our India customers,” writes Bezos.

Amazon Kindle Book currently offers eBooks in total five Indian languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Gujarati, Marathi and Malayalam. The online marketplace is also working with top Indian talent on a dozen new Prime Originals series, including Breathe, “which has become popular not just in India but across the globe,” says Bezos.

Talking about other achievements, CEO Bezos says, “Amazon ships packages from more than 50 fulfilment locations in 13 states and our teams are becoming part of many local communities – from providing lighting for rural homes to assisting with local environmental projects.”

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