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 […]

SBI, bankbazaar.com tie-up for home loan origination

State Bank of India (SBI), the largest bank in India, has entered into a Tripartite memorandum of understandingn with bankbazaar.com and SBI CAP Securities Ltd to provide one more online platform for applying for SBI Home Loans. “This partnership will help the Bank Under this arrangement, the Bank will be able to display its Home […]

Tata Housing to conduct online real estate exhibition

After registered sales of mobile phones, it’s registered sales of flats. Tata Value Homes, an arm of Tata Housing Development Company, announced India’s first online exhibition for an exclusive audience through a valid invite code. Registrations for this three day event starting 13th to 15th July, have begun on www.tatavaluehomes.com. “With this launch, Tata Value […]

Yu Yuphoria special sale tomorrow with guaranteed availability

YU, the online-focused brand from a Micromax founder, said it will hold a special sale of its Yuphoria phone for selected customers guaranteeing availability. “The exclusive sale will be held on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 between 2pm-5pm on Amazon.in and will provide a privilege to the fans as they are guaranteed to get the YUPHORIA […]

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% […]

Ola Cabs cuts fares, now 26% cheaper than black and yellow cabs in Mumbai

Ola Cabs, arguably the biggest taxi aggregator in India, has cut its prices in Mumbai to Rs 11 per km from 13 per km, making it considerably cheaper than the local black and yellow cabs for long distances. Ola Cabs has been a pioneer in the low-cost, Taxi aggregation business, also known as the app-based […]

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 […]

Google, Tata Trusts launch ‘Internet Carts’ for rural women in India

  Tata Trusts and Google India today announced the launch of a special program called “Internet Saathi” to help rural women use the Internet and benefit from it in their daily lives. “The joint initiative is aimed at bridging the technology gender divide, which currently puts women in rural India at further risk of getting […]

Flipkart ties up with Future group, Shopper’s Stop and @Home to home decor online

Online retailer Flipkart announced a strategic partnership with three of the country’s largest home retail brands—Home Town (Future group), HomeStop (Shoppers Stop) and @Home to sell home decor items. “The partnerships will introduce a whole new range of products from these retail brands—adding to Flipkart’s existing portfolio of 1000+ brands with seven lakhs home products,” […]

Reliance Jio unveils ambitious plan to retail smart devices across India

Reliance Industries’ chairman Mukesh Ambani has said that the group will invest Rs 2.5 lakh crore in projects related to Digital India, the government’s vision to boost growth of information technology in India, and will set up a network of 1.5 lakh retailers who will sell and service mobile phones and other smart devices. Most […]

Google, Magicbricks to launch Great Online Home Festival

After the Great Online Shopping Festival, it’s the Great Online Home Festival or GOHF. The ten day long online event, organized by Magicbricks, GroupM and Google – will be held from 18th July till 27th July, 2015. Property stock worth upto Rs. 3000 cr will be available for customers to choose from, Magicbricks said in […]

Flipkart lets you click your friend’s dress and buy it online

Flipkart, which has recently been overtaken by Amazon India as India’s most visited ecommerce website, has announced a new ‘Image search’ feature on its mobile app. With the app, you can take a snap of anyone wearing any dress, and that app will try to locate a similar dress for you. “The added feature has […]

SBI to offer rewards to all customers under SBI Rewardz program

State Bank of India has launched an enterprise-wide loyalty programme – State Bank Rewardz through which it will reward its customers for various types of banking transactions with the Bank. Customers will be enrolled automatically into this programme as soon as they start using at least one of services that offer points. Customers will be […]