Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced on Monday that Amazon India has surpassed its rivals to become India's most visited e-commerce platform. The achievement comes roughly two years and a half after Amazon, world's largest e-commerce website, forayed in the country. To celebrate the occasion, the company said in a letter on the site that it is giving away an Amazon Gift Card worth Rs. 200 to customers.
Any customer who places an order for a product worth Rs. 500 or more on Monday will get an Amazon.in Gift Card worth Rs. 200. The Gift Card will be added to a customer's account by January 20, 2016, the company said. A user can only avail one Gift Card, do note. Users can, however, opt for cash on delivery (CoD) payment mode, however.
In a letter, which is posted on Amazon India's homepage, Bezos has provided stats from comScore to show Amazon India's lead over Flipkart, Snapdeal, Jabong. comScore is a marketing data and analytics firm. It is worth pointing out that Amazon India was also the most visited e-commerce site in India in the busy October festive shopping season, according to comScore's data.
"Just two and a half years from our launch, Amazon.in has become the most visited e-commerce site in India. This customer response continues to amaze and energize us," Bezos said.
"We have built a vibrant marketplace with tens of thousands of sellers offering everyday low prices on India's largest selection of over 30 million products and bringing alive our "Aur Dikhao" promise to customers. We will keep growing our investments in India and continue to work hard for our Indian sellers and customers."