Flipkart to assist sellers for Big Billion Days with Flipkart Seller Campus, Flipkart Helping Hands

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In the build up to ‘Big Billion Days’, which is being promoted as India’s biggest sale, ecommerce leader Flipkart has launched ‘Flipkart Seller Campus’ and ‘Flipkart Helping Hands’ to assist its sellers and prepare them for the five day selling bonanza.

More than 6,000 sellers from cities including Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Mumbai and Surat have already signed up for the initiative, where they will receive special training and learn how to manage their manpower. Flipkart is working closely with Skillventory to carry out the workshops.

“We are happy to announce Big Billion Days preparation initiatives for our seller base. Both ‘Flipkart Seller Campus’ and ‘Flipkart Helping Hands’ focuses on training and enabling sellers across India to manage demand during India’s biggest sale event – Big Billion Days between 13th and 17th October. Offering sellers’ special training modules along with manpower assistance support, every seller can enroll for these programs. So far, we have reached out to over 6000 sellers through these programs and expect to touch base with majority of the sellers participating on Big Billion Days.”said Manish Maheshwari, Head & VP, Seller Ecosystem, Flipkart.

Flipkart Seller Campus

The Flipkart Campus programme is a four hour module consisting of classroom workshops and web e-learning. Flipkart seller campus will:

  • Demonstrate the new promotional dashboard
  • Provide training to manage peak season demand
  • Showcase best practice to maximize sales

Flipkart Helping Hands

Flipkart helping hands will help sellers plan and hire seasonal staff for the busy festive period, where manpower is usually stretched. Flipkart Helping Hands will:

  • Equip sellers with trained manpower
  • Offer discounted service packages
  • Create pool of trained manpower
  • Provide manpower for inventory management

Aiming to stay no.1

Flipkart was launched in 2007 and offers over 30 million products, across 70 categories. Its technology allows it to deliver 8 million shipments per month and it has 45 million registered users, who contribute to over 10 million visits per day on its site.

Flipkart is currently India’s leading ecommerce marketplace, holding off stiff competition from the likes of Snapdeal and Amazon. Flipkart is looking at the festive season sales to further cement its position. IOS recently conducted an exclusive interview with Manish Maheshwari, Flipkart’s Head & VP, Seller Ecosystem, to find out what else Flipkart has up its sleeve for sellers.

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2 Comments

  1. A frustrated Flipkart Seller Reply

    Hello Flipkart Team,

    The sale has started yesterday & we stocked up in huge quantities. And, Flipkart controlled order flow by 11:00 am yesterday & same with us today as well. If you continue like this, we will have to STOP SELLING IN FLIPKART. The message in Flipkart reads like below.

    “Temporary Restriction on New Orders: Products listed from your area are in huge demand. Due to logistics constraints, we have temporarily restricted the order flow. Your listings will not be visible on the website and app during this time. We will be reverting to normal order flow by tomorrow morning or as soon as the capacity eases up. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your continued support”

    PLEASE DO NOT PLAN ANY SALES “EVER IN FUTURE” IF YOU CAN NOT HANDLE THE LOGISTICS REQUIREMENTS!!! YOU ASKED US TO STOCK UP FOR THE SALE & YOU ARE RESTRICTING ORDER FLOW. I BEG YOU NOT TO KILL YOUR SELLERS!!!

    Please let us know what we need to here. We are at your mercy!!!

    Best Regards,
    A Frustrated Flipkart Seller

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