Will OnePlus 3 from Flipkart get warranty support from manufacturer?

OnePlus 3, arguably the most successful premium phone of 2016 in India, may not get warranty support from the manufacturer if purchased from Flipkart, going by a statement by the company. The company issued a statement that seemed to suggest that Flipkart’s sale of the model is not authorized by the company. “We have an exclusive partnership with Amazon in India. We advice customers to purchase OnePlus products only through official channels as we cannot guarantee the authenticity of the products sold elsewhere,” the company said. Typically, warranty is provided to a…

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Nike starts online sales in India

US sports goods manufacturer Nike has started online retail operations in India via its portal Nike.com. India-based users can now order from the global portal and have it home delivered. Earlier, only certain markets such as Australia, Hong Kong and Indonesia were being served by the online division of the company, arguably the world’s biggest maker of sports clothing and accessories. As of now, Nike.com is offering free deliveries to India on orders worth Rs 14,000 or more. For other orders, one has to pay Rs 750 in delivery charges….

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NewU launches new beauty brand Jaquline USA

Dabur India Ltd’s beauty retail venture, NewU said it was bringing the make-up and beauty brand — Jaquline USA — to India. The new brand Jaquline USA will feature a range of make-up & beauty products. “NewU is the first Indian company to enter the Nail Care and Styling market with a range of products. The brand’s first collection will include a range of affordable high performing Nail Care & Styling products along with a line of top quality gel finish nail enamels in both matte and glossy shades,” NewU…

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Shoppers Stop opens new MAC, Mothercare outlets

Indian retailing company Shoppers Stop Ltd. said it has opened one ´M.A.C´ door at New Delhi International Airport and one shop-in-shop ´Mothercare´ store at Orion Mall, Brigade Gateway Bengaluru. “By opening these stores the company has now 40 M.A.C doors and 41 Mothercare stores under its operations,” said the company. The company said its 51% subsidiary company Hypercity Retail (India) Pvt Ltd has opened a ´Hypercity´store at Orion mall at Brigade Gateway, Bengaluru. And by this it has 20 Hypercity stores in India. M.A.C. Cosmetics stores are operated under license…

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Infibeam to offer Ecommerce solutions in Middle East & Africa

Infibeam Incorporation Limited, a Indian ecommerce company, said it entered into licensing agreement and joint venture with Dubai-UAE based KSK capital for offering “e-commerce solutions to merchants and consumers” in about 40 countries in Middle East & Africa. It was not clear whether Infibeam would provide the back-end software and platform for the project or whether it would also provide its brandname and whether the website will be hosted on Infibeam.com. The joint venture company will be held in 49:51 ratio between Infibeam and KSKcapital. KSKcapital is an investment arm…

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AMAZON DIWALI 2016 Sale : Top 10 MOBILE deals

Amazon has kickstarted its ‘Great Indian Fesival Sale’ today morning and is offering some decent deals on mobile phones, especially smartphones, for those on the lookout for value. The most interesting offers are on the Moto range, followed by Samsung, Xiaomi and LeEco. And unlike earlier years, most of the deals this Diwali are focused on the entry level and mid-range segments. MOTOROLA OFFERS ON AMAZON Leading the charge is the range of Motorola phones, and among them, the latest Moto G (4th Generation). The devices, launched three months ago,…

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Flipkart Big Billion Day Mobile Sale: Xiaomi Mi5 @Rs 17,999; Moto X Style, Samsung A8 @Rs 19k; Le2 for Rs 10,499 on Diwali

What do you do when your rival Amazon is holding its big holiday sale two days ahead of you? If you’re Flipkart, you make sure that your customers know what’s in store for them if they wait. According to clues we’ve picked up from the social media and other promotions, Flipkart will offer some hefty discounts on its biggest selling category — mobile phones, as part of its Diwali sale. HIGH END SMARTPHONES The most interesting of the offers is likely to be the Rs 5,000 off on Xiaomi’s Mi5…

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Indians await Amazon, Flipkart offers for Diwali purchases – survey

The upcoming festive season, beginning October 1 is likely to register record-breaking sales, revenues, and highest ever purchase rate per minute for e-commerce giants as most people have deferred their holiday purchasing plans in anticipation of blockbuster offers, an ASSOCHAM survey-cum-analysis found. The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) interacted with about 2,500 working professionals (almost equal number of male/female respondents) in the age group of 25-40 years from diverse sectors. These include – automobile, biotechnology, BFSI (banking, financial services and insurance), energy, fast moving consumer goods…

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Tata CLiQ ecommerce website starts Diwali discounts and offers

Tata group’s ecommerce venture CLiQ has announced its first festive season offers by providing exciting deals, new launches, flash sales, best price offers and bumper prizes for its customers. “Tata CLiQ has earmarked 50% of its marketing budget for the one month long festive offer named ´Festober´ celebrations,” said the e-commerce website. Tata CLiQ will be running offers with its partners Croma, Westside and Bestseller to provide exciting and exclusive deals for the consumers. “We have witnessed a 3X growth since our launch with a 15% repeat rate amongst customers…

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Mahindra invests in online agri-retail start-up Merakisan.com

Mahindra & Mahindra´s agri solutions company Mahindra Univeg Pvt Ltd. said it has invested in Merakisan PVt. Ltd., an agri e-commerce start-up. Mahindra Univeg Pvt Ltd. is a 60:40 joint venture between Mahindra Agri Solutions Ltd. and and Belgium based Univeg (Greenyard Foods). It focuses on developing fresh fruit supply chain in India and imports fruits to make high quality produce available to domestic consumers. “Merakisan’s business model augments disintermediation at various levels in the fruits and vegetables delivery value chain, directly benefitting the farmer and the end consumer,” the…

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Future Retail adds 3 lakh sq ft retail space, shuts down ecommerce site

Future Retail, one of the leading retail chains in India, has increased its retail floor space by 3 lakh square feet to 1.3 cr square feet during the April-June quarter this year, said the company. The company has increased its floor spaces in nine cities which includes Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai, Indore, Nellore, Gaya and Keonjhar. Hyderabad (62,517 sq ft) and Pune (34191 sq ft) were the major cities where expansion was focused. Future Group had yesterday announced the shutdown of its ecommerce venture Big Bazaar Direct after almost 3 years…

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Samsung Z2 Tizen is exclusive to Paytm

Samsung Z2 is now available exclusively online through Paytm for Rs 4,590. The phone launched last week comes with a 4.00-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 pixels by 800 pixels. Samsung Z2 is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. It has a 5 megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 0.3-megapixel front camera and runs on the Tizen operating system powered by 1500mAh battery. It is enabled with…

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Myntra distances itself from controversial Krishna poster

Online shopping site Myntra.com distanced itself from a controversial poster of Lord Krishna showing him ordering clothes from the retailer as Draupadi was being disrobed. Taking off from the Mahabharata epic, the poster depcits Krishna searching for ‘extra long sarees’ as Dushasana peels off Draupadi’s clothes. According to the epic, Draupadi was pawned by her husbands in a game of dice. Her husbands lost the bet and she was left to be publicly insulted by the winners led Duryodhan as they stood by. According to the Bharata, she was however rescued…

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NSE seeks details on reported Aditya Birla and Future Group merger talks

The NSE today has sought clarification from Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail (ABRL) on whether any negotiations for merger has taken place with Kishore Biyani’s Future Group. The exhange’s request for clarification has come after a report in the Economic Times. The report said that Biyani’s Future Group was in early discussion with ABRL to buy or merge the Aditya Birla’s “More” supermarket business. The report further added that the move was proposed to consolidate its leadership in the brick-and-mortar retail sector and to build a large network of stores…

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eBay offers 60% off on ‘World Fashion Day’

eBay India, a leading online marketplace and shopping destination, has launched a one week campaign by giving 60% off on products in the clothing and accessories category, celebrating World Fashion Day on Aug 21. Consumers can style up their fashion and enjoy the deal with a wide range of products across the clothing and accessories category. The sale which started on Sunday will continue till 26th Aug 2016. “Keeping in mind the increasing focus of the fashion segment in the online retail space, we are marking the celebration of ‘World…

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India online shoppers to jump to 8 cr this year from 5.5 cr – Assocham-PwC study

The number of people shopping online is expected to rise to 8 cr (80 mln) this year from 5.5 cr in 2015 with better infrastructure in terms of logistics, broadband and Internet-ready devices, according to an ASSOCHAM-PwC study. The overall e-commerce industry, valued at $25 billion at present has been growing at a compounded annual growth rate of about 35-40 per cent each year, the study said, adding that it is expected to cross the $100 billion mark in five years. Average online purchases are expected to increase by 78%…

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Google ends the Great Online Shopping Festival in India

Google India has cancelled its three-year-old annual shopping event – the Great Online Shopping Festival, taking a step back to let the big giants like Flipkart and Amazon do their own thing. As Google pointed out, back in 2012, when it launched Great Online Shopping Festival to rival USA’s Cyber Monday, the total online shopping Industry had a revenue of $2 billion. Over the last three years, it’s grown to $10 bln. “Back then India had 130 million Internet users with only 8 million Indians shopping online… Fast forward to 2015, India…

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Flipkart gets brickbats on Big Billion Day sale

Flipkart was in the cross hairs of irate customers after the company’s application failed to cater to many users today – the third day of its Big Billion sale. Twitter users were unforgiving in their comments, reminding the company of a similar ‘meltdown’ a year ago. Last year, Flipkart’s website had crashed after lakhs of users tried to access it at the same time when the annual Diwali sale was held. This time, Flipkart has added to users’ frustration by refusing to give details of the offers easily on its…

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Amazon India special deals on National Sports Day

Amazon India will launch a special store on national sports day on August 29. The store will include a wide variety of outdoor and indoor sports, as well as great deals for the entire week. “All sports enthusiasts can now shop for a wide selection of sports equipment all at one place,” it said. “India is not a country short of sporting talent. This talent needs to be identified early and honed. So why not exercise a day to find out which sport fits you the best and which sport…

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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 retailers who operate in this segment. “Customers in general spend a lot of time each month, mostly during the weekend, driving to and fro to purchase household supplies and then carrying these bulky items to…

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