Amazon India is transforming the way we shop with fast, reliable and safe deliveries, and in turn also earning opportunities that empower individuals both personally and professionally. To creating opportunities for small mom-and-pop kirana stores, back in 2015 Amazon India launched a flagship program called ‘I Have Space’ (IHS).
Under the IHS program, Amazon India has been able to celebrate and support thousands of micro entrepreneurs and shop owners across 350 cities and towns in India. Regardless of the circumstances and even recent lockdowns, the individuals associated with this program have been able to grow their businesses and strengthen their financial health with additional income from the program. Under this program, Amazon India partners with local entrepreneurs and business owners to deliver products to customers within a distance of 2 to 4 kilometers radius of their store, and these stores also operate as pick up points for customers to collect their package. This helps them boost their sales, increase their daily income, and generate more footfalls in their stores.
Gopal Hiralal Soni, is one among the many I Have Space Partners at Amazon India. He benefited from the IHS program during the pandemic when it was especially difficult for shop owners to survive.
"“Lockdown mein hi mujhe Amazon ke IHS program ke bare mein pata chala. Ab main free time mein apni shop ke 2-4 kilometers ke andar delivery ka kaam bhi karta hu. Na kewal isse meri income badhi hai, balki meri pehchan badhne ke kaaran mere dukaan ka munafa bhi badh gayi hai. [I discovered about Amazon’s IHS program during the pandemic. When I am relatively free, I also deliver Amazon packages within a distance of 2-4 kilometers of my shop. This has helped in boosting sales, as more people have now started recognizing me and my business. This in turn has resulted in increased footfall and greater revenue].”" - Gopal Hiralal Soni, I Have Space Partner, Amazon India
Most importantly, for Amazon India the health and safety of its partners is top priority. It continues to provide many support mechanisms for their well-being including vaccination drives for partners and their eligible dependents.
To know more about Amazon India’s IHS program visit: https://ihs.mobinius.com/website/
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