Hon’ble President of India awards eBay India merchants the ‘FIEO Online Retail exporter of the year’

ebayAnuj Chawla (Gold award) and Abhinav Sharma (Bronze award) benefit from

ebay’s 152 million user base spread across 201 countries


Mumbai,December08, 2014:Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee awarded two eBay India merchants the ‘FIEO Online Retail exporter of the year,’ at the 14thFIEO Niryat Shree and NiryatBandhuaAwards held last week in New Delhi. The Online Retail Exporter of the Year award has been created and approved by The President’s Office this year.


Mr. Anuj Chawla, owner of Active Industries received the Gold Award while Mr. Abhinav Sharma, promoter of Angaris Exim Ind Pvt Ltd, received the Bronze Award.


Mr. Latif Nathani, Managing Director, eBay India, said, “We are extremely delighted and feel proud of our sellers who are recipients of the FIEO Online Retail Exporter of the year award. FIEO and the ministry have been doing a sterling job of promoting Indian exports and it was about time that online entrepreneurs get recognized, who equally contribute to Indian exports.We are sure that our seller achievements will inspire many online entrepreneurs who wish to benefit from the power of ecommerce.”


“We will continue to facilitate the global growth opportunities for our sellers and hope to contribute towards the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s ‘Make in India’ campaign, added Mr. Nathani


The eBay India Online Business Index indicates that the reasons why online retail exporters are excited about the potential of ecommerce are a) interest in international customers & trade (27%); wanting their share of the growing ecommerce market (19%); reaching more potential customers (18%); flexibility of running the business from home (7%) and not needing an offline store (5%)

eBay India has already enabled over 15,000 Indian entrepreneurs to export products to 152 million users from 201 countries around the world. As per ebay’s COMMERCE 3.0 report, commercial merchants based in India sell 48% abroad on an average (by value); whereas amongst traditional firms, even the largest sell only around 30% on an average to international customers. Traditional exporters typically reach customers in only three markets, whereas, an online exporter on eBay India with a low turnover manages to reach customers all over the world.

Active Industries manufactures supports and custom-builds gears for video/photo cameras and is a worldwide supplier of photo, video and audio equipment.  With a customer network of 1 million, Active Industries specialises in octagonal cranes, stabilization systems, pan tilt heads, ribbed jibs &shoulder mount.


Angiras Exim Pvt. Ltd. deals in vintage bike /scooter parts & accessories and specializes inRoyal Enfield & Vespa accessories and spares. The company also offers spares for BSA, Norton, Triumph, Ariel, Panther, Velocette, Vincent & many more vintage British bikes. They have also started dealing in Willys jeep tractors and JCB Parts.


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eBay India (www.ebay.in) is a leading online marketplace and shopping destination in India where thousands of entrepreneurs list over 3 crore products across Electronics, Lifestyle, Collectibles and Media categories. eBay India is a 100% subsidiary of eBay Inc.