E-commerce

Bengaluru based Online Gifting Start-up FRINZA is revolutionizing the way people buy gifts

FRINZA was founded by Praveen Singh Rajput who holds an MBA from SIBM, Bengaluru and is also one of the youngest Penguin India authors of the book titled “Locha 20+”.

Oct 15, 2020, 16:31 PM IST

Amazon to hire 1 lakh people across US, Canada to keep up with online shopping surge

The Seattle company reported record profit and revenue between April and June as more people turned to it during the pandemic to buy groceries and supplies.

Sep 14, 2020, 18:09 PM IST

Flipkart onboards over 50,000 Kirana stores for personalised e-commerce experience ahead of festive season

Flipkart said it has significantly expanded its kirana onboarding program to make deliveries to customers in more than 850 cities.

Sep 09, 2020, 16:15 PM IST

New rules for e-commerce entities notified; 'country of origin' tag made mandatory

Under new draft Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020, e-commerce companies will have to display the total price along with break-up of charges and 'country of origin' on their goods. A nodal officer will be appointed for compliance.

Jul 25, 2020, 06:49 AM IST

Flipkart Group to launch of Wholesale, acquires Walmart India biz

Kiranas and MSMEs are central to India's retail ecosystem and Flipkart Wholesale will focus on meeting their needs by providing small businesses a wide selection at significant value, the company said in a statement.

Jul 24, 2020, 13:39 PM IST

Centre rules out FAQ on Equalisation Levy, says law very clear

Several tax experts have demanded that the tax department comes out with a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) to clarify the doubts relating to the levy.

Jul 23, 2020, 18:03 PM IST

Flipkart Group raises $1.2 bn from Walmart-led investor group; valued at $24.9 bn

It will be funded in two tranches over the remainder of the fiscal year.

Jul 14, 2020, 18:15 PM IST

Penalty of upto Rs 1 lakh or jail term if e-commerce companies fail to declare country of origin on portal

The Centre has told e-commerce companies to declare country of origin on of products on their portals or be prepared to pay penalty of upto Rs 1 lakh or jail term or both.

Jul 10, 2020, 16:54 PM IST

E-commerce firms like Amazon, Flipkart, others asked to show country of origin on each product sold at their portal

DPIIT has set August 1 as the deadline to display the origin of products on the website of online retailers.

Jul 08, 2020, 17:10 PM IST

Hackers break into 570 e-commerce stores in 55 countries including in India

The country hosting the largest selection of these victim e-commerce sites was the US, followed by the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

Jul 08, 2020, 13:17 PM IST

E-commerce portals to have 'country of origin' option to curb online sale of Chinese products: Sources

Earlier on June 22, the government made it compulsory for all products on the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) portal to be labelled with the country of origin. All new and old products must declare their country of origin.

Jun 24, 2020, 16:37 PM IST

EU antitrust watchdog set to file charges against Amazon: Report

After launching a formal anti-trust probe against Amazon a year ago, the European Union's Competition Commission is now ready to bring charges against the e-commerce giant over its treatment of third-party sellers, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Jun 11, 2020, 09:44 AM IST

Amazon sellers can now register, manage online business in Hindi

This will include everything from registering as an Amazon seller for the first time to managing orders, inventory management and accessing performance metrics, all of it in the language of their preference, said an Amazon statement.

Jun 05, 2020, 13:54 PM IST

Flipkart partners government to empower artisans, self-help groups

The e-commerce company will collaborate with state missions under the DAY-NULM to establish the `Flipkart Samarth programme` in 22 states in India.

Dec 30, 2019, 20:42 PM IST

Nike says bye to selling on Amazon

Big brands have quit Amazon's platform due to sales of counterfeit products and unauthorised sellers which undermines the value of the original brands. 

Nov 13, 2019, 23:29 PM IST

Traders raise objections against festive e-commerce discounts, urge government to step in

The CAIT representatives said that as per 2016 FDI policy, e-commerce portals cannot influence sale or prices but they are blatantly violating the FDI policy by putting up these sales on their portals.

Sep 08, 2019, 17:19 PM IST

Flipkart to launch Hindi interface for next 20 crore online customers

With the Hindi capability, users will be able to see all the information and search for their desired products in Hindi -- a language whose internet user base is expected to outgrow English by the year 2021.

Sep 04, 2019, 15:30 PM IST

Government comes up with draft guidelines to protect online shoppers

Online shoppers can soon rest assured that if they have any complaints about products or service from an e-commerce site, it would be speedily looked into and resolved.

Aug 05, 2019, 23:37 PM IST

54 tech unicorns expected in India by 2025

Of this 54 unicorns, 10 are expected to be in the e-commerce and business-to-business segment each, eight in payments and content/social each, five in mobility, education and logistics each, and three in food delivery.

Aug 02, 2019, 17:53 PM IST

Govt to come out with national e-commerce policy within 12 months

Several foreign e-commerce firms have raised concerns over some points in the draft pertaining to data.

Jun 25, 2019, 16:40 PM IST