(Jamaica Observer) After years of lobbying, e-commerce company Amazon has added Jamaica to its list of countries accepted for seller registration. This means that Jamaican producers can sign up directly on the Amazon platform to sell their products using Jamaican credentials.
“Before if you wanted to sell on Amazon you would have to be from a country that is approved, which Jamaica was not on that list, so you’d have to partner with somebody in the US or you would have to sell wholesale to someone in the US, “ said Barrington McIntosh, CEO of Jodasa Enterprises Limited. McIntosh, a Jamaican citizen, has been selling on the platform for over a decade with the help of partners in the United States.
“For eleven years I’ve been on there and that was like a crippling thing because you have these producers, they want their products to be seen but they are unable to do that because Amazon just did not approve Jamaica. You’d have to figure out another way,” he added.