Amazon partners with sellers to unblock supply of oxygen concentrators for customers in India
To address the growing customer demand and shortage of critical medical equipment, Amazon India is working with sellers on its marketplace to help them bring in about 9,000 oxygen concentrators for customers in India. Amazon’s global procurement teams are helping interested sellers from India connect with leading global suppliers to enable them to procure oxygen concentrators for customers in need, while simplifying supply chain complexities and facilitating the overall process. Amazon’s global supply chain network is helping urgently airlift these oxygen concentrators to India for these sellers. The first batch of 1,000 oxygen concentrators have already landed in India and are now available for purchase for consumers and business customers. The rest are expected to come through in the second half of the month
Our focus is to enable an easy and convenient access to genuine, high quality products for our customers in their time of need.
Manish Tiwary, Vice President Amazon India, said, “We are working at multiple fronts, leveraging our global logistics network and resources to help in India’s fight against COVID-19. In the last few weeks, we have seen up to a 70x increase in search volume for oxygen concentrators and we are collaborating with our sellers to ramp up inventory of critical medical equipment including oxygen concentrators for our customers. Our focus is to enable an easy and convenient access to genuine, high quality products for our customers in their time of need.”
Sellers on Amazon will now be offering oxygen concentrators along with other genuine and high quality products like oxymeters, thermometers, masks, gloves, sanitizers and disinfectants for customers across India.
As part of our commitment to help India fight the devastating second wave of COVID-19, we recently announced that we are importing and donating 100 ventilator units. We have also joined hands with multiple partners to urgently bring in over 10,000 oxygen concentrators and BiPAP machines to India. The medical equipment will be donated to hospitals and public institutions to augment their capacity to help COVID-19 infected patients across multiple cities. Amazon is enabling cross border movement of urgent medical supplies and equipment both globally and within the country, helping organizations and NGOs to move these swiftly into India. The company has also rolled out a number of support measures for employees, sellers and other partners to help them during these challenging times.
Read more about all the Covid-relief initiatives from Amazon in India here.