The largest online retailer in the world, Amazon, has silently rolled out a new feature on its website in India. Named as “Local Friends,” the feature allows consumers sell and buy second-hand products to/from individuals living in their area.
The feature is same to those discovered in services such as Quikr and OLX. Right now, the service is only available through website and can’t be utilized via the app.
The online retailer is testing “Local Friends” in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Chennai for now, but it will also be soon introduced out to various other cities. The service comprises 10 groups of goods that include tablets, mobiles, video games, books, jewelry, movies, clothing, mobile covers, home, and others.
Concerned sellers can choose any group from the menu and publish an ad for the product they need to trade. The exclusive feature of “Local Friends” is that Amazon recommends a cost, after the item’s details have been given by the seller. The seller has the choice of rejecting or accepting the offer. Once the cost is accepted, the listing of the item goes live and can be looked for in that specific city.
Lately, Amazon rolled out its Fire TV streaming gadget in the country. Having a price tag of at Rs 3,999, Amazon Fire TV Stick is fueled by a quad-core processor, coupled with 8 GB of on-board storage and 1 GB of RAM. For connectivity, there is Bluetooth 4.1. It also has the feature of Dolby Audio 5.1 surround sound.
One of the main features of the gadget is its remote that is based on voice command. It has an built-in mic for consumers to search employing their voice. Consumers can also find their favorite channel by using this remote. They can discover more to watch with modified suggestions right from the home screen.
Well, Amazon is always in limelight due to its products. First, it came into the grocery segment. Then it introduced its Amazon Echo, the personal assistant powered by artificial intelligence. And now, the roll out of “Local Friends” on its online website. This will surely boost the profit charts of the company.