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Amazon.in launches store for sports collectibles
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Jul '18
Courtesy: Amazon
Courtesy: Amazon
Amazon.in has launched a store for sports collectibles. The new store comprises of collectibles from sports that will provide Amazon.in customers direct access to thousands of collectibles in the form of sports memorabilia from selected sellers. The store aims to connect prominent sellers directly with collectible enthusiasts from across the country.

Amazon.in’s Sports Collectibles store currently has a selection of hats, bats, jerseys, mugs, figurines, fan art, shot glasses, trading cards and autographed selection. The company has on-boarded 9 well known sellers offering ICC official merchandise and rare Olympic autographed selection. Currently, the category offers selection ranging from Manchester United fan art starting from INR 300 to extremely rare Sachin Tendulkar Autograph bats for 65k+. To ensure a good customer experience, only selected sellers who fulfil the collectible store requirements will be invited by Amazon.in to sell through this store.

The collectibles store on Amazon.in is one of the largest online collections of original and limited edition collectibles for purchase directly from sellers and dealers. This new store features easy-to-use discovery tools to help open the collectibles world to customers, provides customers with high quality images and offer detailed information about the collectibles, all in one place! Amazon.in customers can explore collectibles selection from key sellers from across the country.

Currently, the collectibles store also has a special football collection displayed as part of the on-going football world cup. Gauging the popularity of the World Cup, the store offers official merchandise such as t-shirts, bobble heads, mini football boots, flags, football, table flag and posters belonging to various teams and football clubs. This is a treat for football enthusiasts as unique and interesting products are made available for purchases and gifting.

“At Amazon, selection is one of the key pillars of our strategy. We are committed to ensure that the Amazon.in marketplace offers the widest and the most unique selection to our customers and helps sellers expand their reach and grow at a significant scale. The launch of the collectibles store is part of our constant endeavor to provide our customers and sellers with a new opportunity to buy & sell products even from a niche category. This store will help sellers reach customers from across the country, along with providing enthusiasts access to collectibles of their interest, especially the football fans right now looking to buy their favorite team’s merchandize. This is definitely a key launch for us and we are excited about the possibilities of this store.” Gopal Pillai, director and GM, Seller Services, Amazon India, said.

Essence offers opportunities to fans to own ICC licensed memorabilia marketed worldwide, such as Sachin Tendulkar’s personally autographed signed bat. "Amazon.in’s collectibles store helps us cater to an untapped sports ecosystem in India and to dramatically expand our audience while simultaneously providing access to affordable, limited-edition collectibles from some of the most significant celebrities," Anish Shroff, CEO of Essence, said.

"Amazon.in’s collectibles offers opportunities to fans to own licensed merchandise across movies, music and TV-shows. We are looking forward to partner online with Amazon.in’s Collectibles store. This will help us build our online presence and provide a platform to direct traffic to Amazon collectibles to purchase authentic merchandise from our key exhibitors/sellers," Jatin Varma, CEO of Comic Con India, said.

"I was looking for the Knock out Telstar football all over in Surat, and I finally found the original version of it on Amazon collectibles.  Being such a huge fan of football, this belonging is priceless. I am so happy that I could buy it from a trusted platform where I don’t have to worry about it not being genuine," said Satish Sharma, sports enthusiast, Surat. (RR)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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