Marketplace Watch Archive

Flipkart taps rural India through a lighter web app for more customers

Flipkart is preparing for profits. The etailer plans to earn more revenue through efforts in online grocery, expanding its private label categories and hopefully its leading category – smartphones....

Like Flipkart, Amazon to soon enable Unified Payments Interface (UPI)

US-based online marketplace, Amazon is confident in its Indian venture. So much so, it has pumped Rs.1,680 crore in its India unit. The etailer also launched a sixth fulfilment...

Flipkart private labels to offer 10% revenue by March 2018; Large appliances still a top focus

In spite of cost cutting to make profits, Flipkart is still calling full steam ahead when it comes to growth plans. India’s number one online marketplace introduced private labels...

Flipkart ready to give up #1 spot for profitability by FY end? Experts say that’s unlikely

Flipkart’s performance has been pretty constant since October last year. The etailer gained the support of investors Tencent Holdings Ltd. and Microsoft Crop as a result and even acquired...

Paytm Mall delists 85,000+ sellers to prevent fraudulent retail

Paytm upgraded its ecommerce platform to Paytm Mall this year. And, after introducing GST changes to this platform, the etailer is ready to make more. Paytm Mall is revising...

Snapdeal’s Vulcan Express guilty of charging vendor Rs.9 lakh for fake audits?

The distaste for Snapdeal logistics partner Vulcan Express is pretty evident on social media and other internet platforms. Online sellers informed IOS that the logistics company has been bitten...

Snapdeal talks merger with Infibeam; Deal with Flipkart no longer on the table?

Snapdeal’s list of problems is long and troubling. Besides being stuck in the number three position on the marketplace leader board, Snapdeal has been called out for: Payment overdue...

Flipkart Bansals to reclaim their company reins from Krishnamurthy?

One may say Flipkart always operated as per the whims and fancies of its founders Sachin and Binny Bansal. But, this doesn’t appear to be the case, as, from...