TimesPro and Amazon India Partner to Certify ATES in E-Retail

TimesPro and Amazon India Partner to Certify ATES in E-Retail
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Highlights:

  • Forrester Research states that India is world's fastest growing e-commerce market and is expected to reach $64 billion by 2021
  • TimesPro brand of Times Professional Learning  partners with Amazon India to recruit and train experts for their certified Amazon Trained E-commerce Specialists (ATES) program
  • Amazon trains a team of E-commerce specialists (ATES) to assist with daily business requirements

 

Mumbai, September 15, 2017: E-commerce industry in India is undergoing a major overhaul. The sector is likely to grow over the $100-billion mark in the next five years, thus contributing to 4% of India's GDP. Factors such as increased penetration of internet and mobiles, online payments, and favorable demographics are changing the way companies interact with their customers. Today, the focus of E-commerce companies is on increasing their reach through mobile apps for higher growth. The future of E-commerce definitely looks bright and will be the result of mobile platforms, personalization, social media analytics, Omni-channel service and sharing economy business models.

According to a new study by Forrester Research, approximately a fifth of total retail sales will take place online by 2021 in Asia Pacific, with 78 percent of that coming from mobile, up from 63 percent in 2016 it further states that India is world's fastest growing e-commerce market and is expected to reach $64 billion by 2021 with a compound annual growth rate of 31.2%. It has been noted that number of entrepreneurs seeking to expand business via E-retail is on a steep rise in India.

Today, platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest are often used by sellers to showcase their products apart from selling it on E-commerce giants like Amazon. Yet a notable gap of education on E-commerce exists. Our nation needs a team of specialists that can assist the sellers to bridge the existing gap.

TimesPro and Amazon India have come together to provide better business and growth opportunities to those who seek a career in E-commerce. TimesPro has had a history of offering the needed and essential boost to pursue new-age careers, with strategic industry partnerships. The brand's partnership with Amazon India is all set to elevate the training standards of professionals in the e-commerce industry. This partnership of Times Professional Learning with Amazon India will help entrepreneurs to leverage their skills to iron out issues faced in online business and move towards a rewarding career.

While TimesPro - Brand of Times Professional Learning has been actively involved with providing a conducive environment for professionals to develop themselves into experts; Amazon trains a team of E-commerce specialists (ATES) to assist people with daily business requirements. Amazon Trained E-commerce Specialist (ATES) is a first of its kind entrepreneurship program launched by Amazon, which is aimed at providing business opportunities to budding entrepreneurs. This program provides an opportunity to earn money with no limits by launching new sellers and helping existing sellers selling on Amazon.in. This team organizes a series of seller help events to reach out to a vast number of sellers across the country including remote villages, tier 2 and tier 3 cities. While there are many support channels for an Amazon Seller, help from an ATES is personalized and it is very specific to one's business.

Commenting on the alliance, Anish Srikrishna, President, Times Professional Learning, said, "We are delighted to partner with Amazon India. TPL aims to provide quality education, training and skills with strong industry connect and this certificate program with Amazon echoes that we have the required infrastructure to model the experts that will understand and perhaps regulate the e-commerce industry in a superior manner than before. We believe relationships such as these will be truly beneficial to the industry, especially when Indian e-commerce is expected to witness an exponential boom by 2021".

"While the number of online sellers has increased manifold, a vast majority are still first time sellers who need hand holding to manage their business. They face challenges due to gaps in basic capabilities such as imaging, cataloging and overall account management. In line with our vision of transforming the way India buys and sells, we want to use the ATES network to enable sellers to manage and grow their businesses on Amazon.in with the help of trained professionals." said Archana Vohra, Director, Seller Enablement, Amazon India.

Times Professional Learning will onboard and train candidates to participate in the ATES program and also facilitate the infrastructure essential to market and mobilize candidates for this program. As a professional skilling powerhouse for graduates and working professionals, Times Professional Learning equips students with key skills and offer executive education in sectors such as banking, management, analytics, digital marketing, decision science and many more.

For more details about the programme visit: www.timespro.com/amazon or call +91 7400097487 

 

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