Amazon India to sell daily household items and FMCG

Amazon India today announced the launch of its Household Supplies store that offers a wide range of products including dishwashing detergents, household cleaners, laundry detergents, paper, plastic wraps as well as puja supplies. These products will be delivered to any place in India. The entry of the giant into this space could squeeze specialized online […]

Mobile shopping to cross $30 mln mark in India – survey

Online purchases made through mobile phones are steadily increasing in India and are likely to touch $40 million in 2016 from the current level of $30 million, reveals the ASSOCHAM and Grant Thornton joint study. The results are likely to interest players like Amazon and Flipkart. Flipkart especially has been very aggressive as it sees […]

Flipkart Freedom Sale offers Independence Day discounts on smartphones, clothes and other items

Flipkart is offering substantial discounts on smartphones, TVs, home appliances, laptops and other items under its ‘Freedom Sale’. The Freedom Sale is available today and tomorrow. However, to get the discounts, you’ll have to download Flipkart’s mobile app and use that to make the purchase. Those with SBI credit or debit cards can get an […]

Shoppers Stop to sell clothes via Snapdeal

Shoppers Stop, one of India’s oldest organized retailer, has tied up with Snapdeal, One of India’s largest online marketplaces, to sell its merchandise through a flagship Shoppers Stop store on the online portal. “This partnership will leverage Shoppers Stop’s unparalleled brand assortment and Snapdeal’s pan India reach to create a superlative and holistic omni-channel retail […]

Flipkart offers a helping hand to struggling traditional art

Flipkart, India’s largest online marketplace, has launched India Art House – an exclusive store offering sellers a platform to promote regional products. Housing over 10,000 hand-made and traditional handicrafts products, customers will now be able to browse and shop for skilled-crafts from specific regions of their choice, the firm said. “India Art House truly embodies […]

54% of smartphones have shopping apps; Flipkart No. 1 – Survey

All the mobile web traffic sacrificed by Flipkart seems to be paying off, at least in terms of getting users to install the company’s app. According to Nielsen’s latest survey based on real-time mobile data across 8,000 handsets in the country, Flipkart’s mobile app is present on 35% of all phones checked and was the […]

CouponDunia to offer coupons in tomorrow’s newspapers

CouponDunia, which specializes in issuing discount coupons for online retailers, has ventured into the offline space with newspaper coupons. The physical coupons can be redeemed for instant discounts on grocery, homecare and personal care purchases at local supermarkets, it said. “The first edition runs Saturday, July 25, 2015 in mainline newspapers across Mumbai, Delhi and […]

Flipkart hires Google veteran to head product development at Myntra

Myntra, part of Flipkart, appointed Ambarish Kenghe as Senior Vice President and Head of Product. Ambarish will start working at Myntra’s Bengaluru headquarters by the end of this month and will report to CEO, Mukesh Bansal to scale up Myntra’s product road map. His task at the app-based retailer will include “leveraging the mobile smartphone […]

Flipkart courts retailers with Seller Advantage Week

Flipkart, India’s largest online marketplace launched the ‘Seller Advantage Week’—an initiative in an attempt to woo new sellers to its platform. As a part of Flipkart’s national seller campaign, ‘Apne Sapne Jee Kar Dekho,’ this initiative will offer support and guidance to new sellers to kick-start a hassle-free online journey. Sellers who register with Flipkart […]

Croma lets customers buy from store via website, and vice versa

Croma, the electronic retail chain from the Tata group, said it intends to expand its initial steps at integrating its physical stores and its ecommerce website croma.com. The integration would make it possible for customers to seamlessly merge the physical and online operation. As a result, they would not only be able to buy on […]

Industry opposes suggestion to exclude Amazon, Flipkart etc from key ecommerce responsibilities

Certain rules suggested by the government of India for possible inclusion in its upcoming e-commerce policy have drawn opposition from industry bodies. Key among these are the conditions that payment collection, packing and delivery should be made the responsibility of the seller and not the intermediary website (such as Flipkart and Amazon). The Department of […]

Mobile contributing 50% of ecommerce revenue in India – study

Global e-Commerce sales made via mobile devices are expected to cross $638 billion by 2018, according to the joint study brought out by ASSOCHAM and Deloitte said. Currently, the availability of e-Commerce applications on various mobility devices is helping to drive sales and revenue, Assocham said. “E-tailers like Flipkart, Amazone and Jabong now get 50% […]

Shoppers Stop targets 15% revenue from ecommerce, digital

Retailer Shoppers Stop said it would invest Rs 60 crores over the next 3 years to build up an ‘omnichannel’ delivery platform that would encompass physical stores, web, social, TV and marketplaces. It has chosen SAP as its technology solutions partner. The move would involve its group companies HomeStop, Hypercity and Crossword as well. By […]