Amazon India has just launched its marketplace in India today. What a coincidence! I was just browsing their main site today and going downwards on their site and then I saw links to their worldwide sites containing the name India. I clicked on it and I was like WOW! The reason for my excitement was very much due to the fact that one can easily win an Amazon Gift Card in many ways from websites like Swagbucks. Then you have to do the shopping on the Amazon website and choose the Pay by Gift Cards option, enter the code and you are done.
I am a hardcore online shopper. I usually buy from Flipkart using Gift vouchers earned easily from many sites. Now I have got one more option in the form of Amazon. But the bad news is that they have not launched the Gift Cards option for India yet.
One great benefit of Amazon is their Affiliate Program. But it is also not available yet on Amazon India. It is available on their main site. It is a great program made for people usually bloggers, webmasters and internet marketers who want to earn some money and gift cards from recommending and selling Amazon products. You can get paid by Check, Wire Transfer and Gift Cards. You usually get a commission of 4 % to 15 %. But I prefer Gift Cards.
After searching the whole site, I didn’t get any link to Gift Cards and Affiliate Program. So I sent an Email to Amazon India:
By Mail: I want to know whether I can pay with Amazon Gift Cards or not? Please start the Amazon Affiliate Program for India too.
Their Reply: Hello, Thank you for your interest in amazon.in I understand that you’d like to redeem your Amazon.com Gift card on amazon.in.However, I’m sorry we do not have this option available on Amazon.in.Thanks for your comments about the Amazon Affiliated Program in Amazon.in. We’ll consider your feedback as we plan further improvements. Customer feedback like yours really helps us continue to improve our store and provide better service to our customers. Thanks for taking the time to offer us your thoughts.
We look forward to seeing you again soon.
So I think they will start these two great options lately.