Amazon launched its first website for Indian customers called Junglee. Junglee is not a online store, it maintains inventory of products which you can search and get information about who are selling and the prices.
As part of Amazon’s long term strategy to enter into Indian retail business it opened Junglee.com. When Amazon will open actual online retail store in India remains unknown as foreign direct investments(FDIs) bill failed to get enough support in India.
Amazon acquired Junglee(which helps consumers to find products online) back in 1998 from 2 Indian entrepreneurs(they later became one of the early investors in Facebook). Since then Amazon might have used the technology behind Junglee in Amazon online store but actual site was never used. At the right time Amazon used junglee.com domain name to start its venture in India as junglee means “of the jungle” which Amazon described in About Us page.
What you can do on Junglee
As of now Junglee helps you to find products, check prices, share product information on social networks and read & write reviews. Amazon explained,
Find and Discover Products
Find something specific by entering a few words in the Search box and narrowing the results using the helpful search filters. Discover the perfect item by browsing through our Departments link or by looking at the most frequently viewed products. You will even see recommendations for products similar to those you have already viewed.
Make Purchase Decisions
Get detailed information about products through our product pages and read what other customers are saying about a given product. You will see reviews written by Junglee visitors as well as millions of real-time customer reviews from Amazon.com. Evaluate buying options from multiple sellers and find the seller who best meets your needs based on price, shipping speed, shipping and return policies, and location. For sellers with physical stores, use the store locator to find the most convenient store location. Once you make a purchase decision, you can visit the seller website or the physical store location to complete your purchase.
Share your Opinion
Become a part of the Junglee community by writing customer reviews, liking products and sellers, and sharing your opinions with friends and family through Facebook, Twitter or Email. Your opinions will be valuable for other customers to make their purchase decisions, just as their opinions are to you.
Junglee also shows the products which are qualified for international shipping from Amazon US website. Amazon shows the prices in Indian currency based on current exchange rate and gives you estimated duty and fee information which you checkout on Amazon.com website.
Is there any affiliate program on Junglee like Amazon affiliate program?
No, as of now there is no mention of affiliate program on Junglee. Amazon may introduce affiliate program in future but may not be in near future.
How can I list my products on Junglee?
Amazon made it easy for anyone to list their products on Junglee. If you want to list your products you can visit Amazon Product ads site to understand how it works and contact Amazon to list your products. As of now there are no listing fees, subscription fees, CPC or any other hidden charges.
If you are from India, you should be one happy person with the introduction of Junglee. You can make your purchase decisions easily. Do you find Junglee useful? let us know in comments.