Amazon India launches Amazon Classroom for new sellers

Amazon.in today announced the launch of Amazon Classroom, an interactive online training programme with courses to impart online selling skills to new sellers on the marketplace, the company said in a statement. Open to all sellers who are less than a month old on Amazon.in, the programme creates a virtual classroom for sellers and focuses on areas such as order processing, adding products and managing returns that are required to operate a successful online business.

Amazon Classroom will be available for all the new seller across categories where they can register for these online classroom sessions and get the opportunity to understand the nuances of online selling workflows in a guided environment with free practice sessions, the company said. Amazon Classroom will also let sellers interact with each other and get them to learn in a collaborative way. Sellers can revisit the content that is covered in the classroom, download topic related files, participate in poll questions to test their knowledge and understanding and even chat with experts to get their queries resolved.

Commenting on the launch of the programme, Mr. Gopal Pillai – Director and General Manager, Seller Services, Amazon India said,“Since our launch in 2013, we have been instrumental in enabling thousands of Indian sellers start, manage and grow their business on Amazon.in. As we enter the new financial year, we encourage thousands more to leverage our marketplace and make the most of India’s growing digital economy,” said Gopal Pillai, director and general manager-seller services at Amazon India.

“We have received 99% positive feedback from the sellers who attended these online classroom sessions which has resulted in a positive increase in their performance as well. Our philosophy has always been to work backwards from our seller needs and innovating on their behalf and Amazon Classroom is another step in that direction. We look forward to enabling them in these new & exciting times for digital commerce in the country,” Pillai said further.

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