Amazon is adding Pakistan to its approved seller countries list. In few days, Pakistan will appear in the list of allowed countries for Amazon sellers.
Any Pakistani national will be able to create a seller account on Amazon now using their Pakistani Passport or CNIC (smart card) and Pakistani details in phone numbers, address etc. However, not everything is yet revealed like if users will able to add local bank to the Amazon seller accounts. Also, Amazon is yet to make the official announcement about this.
Thanks to efforts made by the Ministry of Commerce and other departments this milestone have been achieved. The names that have contributed include Ms Aisha Moriani (Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce), Mr Shoaib Sarwar (deputy Consul General, Consulate General Pakistan, Los Angeles) and Omer Gajial (Ex Amazon Category Development Head for Amazon North America division), team members of NECC (National Ecommerce Council) and Badar Khushnood from Pakistan Software Houses Association
The new era of the e-commerce boom for Pakistan is about to start. We can be looking at a massive growth rate in years to come. Previously people are using either their relatives address from abroad or do partnership with people living abroad. Now they will be able to officially use their personal details.
Consider this news with a pinch of salt it could be a rumors unless Amazon itself announces it.