Marketplace Watch Archive

Flipkart ready to step into online grocery again; Staples & dry products the starting point

In celebration of its 10 successful years in ecommerce, Flipkart has decided to explore the online grocery scene once again. The etailer’s CEO confirmed that the platform will delve...

Shopclues wants ‘Destination for Fashion’ title; Scouts partnership to achieve same

Fashion is the ‘it’ word in online retail these days. This ecommerce category is certainly not at its saturation point as reports predict that fashion will dominate the ecommerce...

Amazon injects $15.5mn into wholesale arm; Will it conquer ecommerce this way?

Amazon certainly has extensive resources. The etailer committed $5 billion towards its businesses in India. It will use these funds to develop infrastructure and technology for the betterment of...

Flipkart applies for GST Suvidha licence to offer tax benefits to sellers

Online marketplaces are all for the goods and services (GST) even though 1% tax collected at source (TCS) is a must. The new tax reform might just be a...

Snapdeal a blatant liar? Sellers spill the truth

Things are getting pretty heated for Snapdeal as online sellers accuse the etailer of withholding payment. In a recent statement, the online marketplace mentioned that it owed sellers no...

Amazon, Flipkart sales prove demand for Smartphones is higher than ever

Throughout the course of the last year, etailers have been trying to focus on categories beyond mobile phones. Online fashion retail grew as a result and online grocery is...

Amazon sale extended, but are its discount genuine?

With the close of the Great Indian Sale, Flipkart’s Big 10 Sale began. But, it appears that the discount prices on Amazon have not come down just yet. The...

Flipkart-Snapdeal merger delayed? Investors still not on board with the deal

Snapdeal is having a tough time keeping up with the ecommerce leaders in the country. The etailer has tried hard to make things work, but when compared to its...