Update: Speaking to Medianama, an Amazon India spokesperson confirmed that they are launching a AmazonSupply like platform in India. It'll be called AmazonBusiness and is accessible at www.amazonbusiness.in. As of now the platform is available to users in Bangalore on an invite only basis. The company did not disclose which cities it would target next. Earlier (April 21): Amazon India will be inviting small and medium businesses to procure supplies from a new website beginning this week, the first country outside the US where the ecommerce major is offering such a service, reports ET. The company will test this feature by offering a pilot service in Bangalore, before extending it to other cities. The website is expected to go live in the latter half of May and will allow registered members to buy various products like office, kitchen and home supplies, health and personal care products as well as food and beverages, at a minimum order of Rs 1,000. Amazon mentions that it will negotiate the wholesale rates directly with manufacturers and sell to its members. The company will initially not be charging a membership fee, but said it will evaluate this policy later. The website will reportedly be modelled around AmazonSupply, the company’s business focussed website that it launched in the US in 2012. Kaveesh Chawla will be responsible for the new business division. The website, at launch, will be members only, which means that initially the company will invite small and medium business to trade online. Amazon mentions it will look…
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