Manish Maheshwari, Head & VP – Seller Eco System, Flipkart shares
The ecommerce segment in India has grown tremendously in the recent years. Creating a whole new ecosystem for businesses across categories, India’s retail scenario has undergone major changes paving new directions for entrepreneurs to venture into.
Be it a young entrepreneur, 2nd generation business owner or small boutique owners, selling online has become their key priority. Today, ecommerce marketplaces are viewed as an additional and a more viable option for them to grow and expand their businesses. In fact, a lot of our sellers are fine tuning their products according to the requirements of the customers online. Seller support facilities like – SME training programme, growth capital initiative, industry/trend updates, packaging/cataloguing etc has given rise to a host of sellers/brands which are online-only.
Designed and developed to cater to specific customer needs, a growing percentage of sellers are looking at creating and expanding their brand lines. For instance – If a footwear seller is interested in diversifying his online product line into apparels and accessories, Flipkart guides the seller to create his new brand line. We see more and more sellers trying out their hand in creating their very own online-only brands in the new future. So far, several sellers on Flipkart have successfully introduced new ranges of products – especially under fashion and lifestyle category.
Ushering a new era of retail in India, Flipkart’s aim is to assist sellers to create and introduce products which will cater to every customer’s need. It will also provide sellers a fabulous opportunity to expand their brand line; there by bringing in a new dimension to their businesses.
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