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Covid aftermath: Hiring sentiment improves for e-commerce, tech startups, SMEs; recovery 6 months away

The intent to hire (percentage of employers that is likely to hire employees during the current half year of FY21) for e-commerce businesses and technology startups recovered from 19 per cent during the lockdown period to 26

Now pay only partially while ordering on Flipkart as company launches new payment mode to reduce returns

The rate card, which includes different fee types such as fixed fee, commission, shipping fee and collection fee, will remain the same for sellers under the new payment mode by Walmart-owned Flipkart.

Amazon asks sellers to display country of origin by August 10, or else listings will be ‘suppresed’

The move comes around a week after the DPIIT sought August 1 as the deadline for e-commerce companies to enable country of origin information for new listings and September-end for old listings.

Amazon India to hire 20,000 temporary staff in customer service to serve global customers

Vocal for local: After UP, Jharkhand, Punjab, Karnataka, Flipkart to onboard artisans from this state

Technology for MSMEs: Flipkart has been partnering with different state governments and government organisations including Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Punjab, and Gujarat under its Samarth initiative launched in July last year

Startups diversifying to survive Covid may make U-turn; consolidation on anvil in crowded segments

The grocery segment has attracted maximum businesses. NoBroker, Perpule, Meesho, Snapdeal, ShopClues, Box8, Uber, CountLoot, Rapido, PhonePe and more have tapped into the vertical that is led by BigBasket, Grofers, Amazon 

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Snapdeal’s Kunal Bahl to head CII’s e-commerce committee; these areas are on immediate agenda

Kunal Bahl-led committee will have “upcoming e-commerce policy, the consumer protection rules and a consistent interpretation of the intermediary status of e-commerce platforms” on its immediate agenda.

Now Flipkart’s users in South need not struggle with language as company deepens connect with Bharat

New languages on Flipkart are in addition to the English and Hindi interfaces available for users while Amazon offers interfaces in English and Hindi only as of now.

Amid Covid gloom, a new world order for e-commerce is emerging with fundamental shift in these areas

India’s e-commerce revenue growth is at 112 per cent (YoY) and 79 per cent over the past two weeks, clearly signalling a bullish trend for the sector.

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Selling on Walmart’s Flipkart amid Covid gets dearer for lakhs of sellers as company revises fees

Amazon's rival Flipkart has increased the fixed fee (charged on every order delivered successfully) for orders ranging from less than Rs 500 to Rs 1,000 and above.

Amazon, Flipkart, other e-retailers’ GMV to grow 4X by 2025 as small towns drive e-commerce ahead

Currently, India’s retail market, which is worth $850 billion, is the fourth largest globally though largely unorganized. The online retail’s penetration is 3.4 per cent currently.


Paytm wants to replace physical restaurant menus with QR code; in talks with state govts

Restaurants will be able to use Paytm's new QR-code service as a white label product by using their own logo and brand colour on the QR card while the code can also be merged into their own brand pamphlets, hoardings, and sig

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Now Amazon’s MSME sellers can ‘sell in Hindi’ as e-commerce company tries to emerge from Covid impact

Technology for MSMEs: Amazon launched its services for sellers on its Amazon seller website and mobile app in Hindi. This included registration on Amazon.in, managing orders, inventory management and accessing performance met

Thanks to Covid, India shows highest surge in preference for e-commerce among these top nations

The hygiene and risk factors have contributed to the increased adoption of e-commerce channel among customers who have either been inactive in digital buying or preferred traditional channel for touch-and-feel factor before m

Looking up: E-commerce orders for Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, others recover to near pre-Covid levels

Within three weeks after the government began easing lockdown guidelines for online delivery of goods, India’s e-commerce sector seems to have recovered significantly.


Worst may be over for Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, as consumers return to online shopping

Ever since the government gave respite to e-commerce companies like Amazon, Walmart-owned Flipkart, others to deliver non-essential goods, the pent-up demand has led to a surge in orders and product searches.

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40-day full lockdown impact on Flipkart ‘negatively’ affects Walmart International’s growth in Q1 2020

Walmart's revenues grew 8.6 per cent from $123.9 billion in Q1 2019 to $134.6 billion in Q1 2020, exceeding Wall Street’s expectations of $132.80 billion.

Day 1 of lockdown 4.0: Red zone dominates Snapdeal’s order cart; Amazon resumes COD payments

Amazon has started accepting orders for all products from across the country along with resuming its cash on delivery payment option. On the other hand, Flipkart is yet to begin accepting fresh orders from customers in red zo


‘India’s e-commerce growth propelled due to Covid might come at the cost of more online frauds’

Fraud instances could possibly rise at an even quicker pace in the current scenario, as fraudsters could take advantage of the sudden disruptions and operational challenges caused in the e-commerce space by the Covid-19 outbr

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Lockdown 3.0: E-commerce users begin to log back onto Amazon, Flipkart, others for non-essentials

The necessity and aspiration based shopping of non-essential goods, which was suppressed for 40 days, is steadily moving towards pre-Covid level though that’s still a far cry.

CAIT takes e-commerce fight to Amazon, Flipkart; announces portal for kiranas with these benefits

Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: CAIT has onboarded business networking platform for SMEs - GlobalLinker for providing the core technology support while All India Transporters Welfare Association will provide the logistics

‘This levy on e-commerce firms is another attempt by India to tax digital transactions’

Unlike earlier equalisation levy in respect of online advertisement services applicable only on B2B transactions, new equalisation levy provisions are applicable on every transaction undertaken by such non-resident e-commerce

Flipkart, Amazon, others can’t sell non-essential items in lockdown; govt revises e-commerce rules

Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla in the notification said “sub-clause (v) under clause 14 on commercial and private establishments” has been excluded from the consolidated revised guidelines.

Amazon, Flipkart to now sell phones, TVs, laptops, more from April 20 onwards

The home ministry in earlier notifications had mandated e-commerce firms to sell only essential goods like food, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

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Exclusive: Amazon India’s seller count drops to near zero; daily number of new sellers turn negligible

The number of new sellers joining the marketplace has also declined to negligible post lockdown. Amazon is currently delivering essential goods such as grocery, healthcare and hygiene products etc.

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From Swiggy, Amazon to Snapdeal, Paytm, e-retailers guard delivery staff, sellers to sustain lockdown

The online retail sector, which recorded $33.5 billion in sales in 2019, was expected to grow 26 per cent to $42.21 billion this year. However, the forecast is now down to just 5 per cent to $35.1 billion.

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