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Amazon to explore opportunities with ONDC network

Updated: Feb 25, 2023 01:00:13pm

Amazon to explore opportunities with ONDC network

New Delhi, Feb 25 (KNN) Amazon, e-commerce major on Friday announced that it will connect with the Indian government’s Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) platform.

It will integrate its Smart Commerce and logistics services with the ONDC network as part of its initial collaboration.


Amazon logistics services include pickup and delivery, while Smart Commerce is a suite of SaaS (software-as-a-service) products hosted on AWS that can assist MSMEs build and scale their business and integrate it with the ONDC network.

The e-commerce firm said it will continue to explore potential opportunities for a stronger integration with the ONDC network.

ONDC is a non-profit organization set up by the commerce ministry’s Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) to democratise e-commerce services and provide small e-commerce stores and online sellers with a level playing field.

“Amazon’s vision and commitment for India are closely aligned with ONDC’s objectives of digitally enabling small businesses and providing convenience and choice to customers across the country," said Manish Tiwary, country manager, India Consumer Business, at Amazon India.

“We are happy that Amazon has a definite roadmap to being a part of the ONDC network and is taking its first step in coming in as the logistics partner in the ONDC network," said T Koshy, managing director and chief executive of ONDC.  (KNN Bureau)


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