SpiceJet enters offline retail, offers free tickets to Goa, Bangkok

Airline SpiceJet said it has opened its first physical store under its new ‘SpiceStyle’ retail brand at Galleria Mall in Gurgaon, near Delhi. The launch of its first physical store marks SpiceStyle’s entry into the offline segment besides its ecommerce portal and a brand store launched in association with Amazon. It also announced freebies, including […]

SpiceJet enters e-commerce business with Amazon

SpiceJet, arguably the most aggressive low-cost carrier in India, has entered the e-commerce business with a new venture named ‘SpiceStyle!’ and also tied up with online giant Amazon. Products from the company will be available via the eponymous website, as well as on Amazon. The unit has been created as a subsidiary of SpiceJet. SpiceStyle! […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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% […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]