Amazon wants to do an Alibaba in India


E-commerce giant Amazon wants to do in India what Alibaba did in China. Amazon’s India head Amit Agarwal on Tuesday met telecom and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and urged him to allow the use of new technologies such as real-time tracking and monitoring devices on the India Post network to develop a delivery mechanism based on smart logistics.

The government has sought a detailed proposal from Amazon, to which it will respond, a person familiar with the details of the meeting told ET. Amazon wants to leverage an improved India Post network to ramp up its delivery mechanism to within 24-hours anywhere within the country.

Agarwal was accompanied for the meeting by Monique Meche, Amazon’s vice president for international public policy.

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