Tag "e-commerce"

Boycott Snapdeal, Oops Snapchat: The curious case of mistaken identity

By : CIOL Writers

Just when you thought that things cannot get worse for Indian online marketplace Snapdeal, comes a blow from a completely unexpected quarter. Snapdeal may be bargaining hard for a potential sale to rival Flipkart behind closed doors but in the virtual

Flipkart and Micromax partner to co-design mid-range smartphones

By : CIOL Writers

After grabbing the much-needed investment of $1.4 billion from Microsoft, Tencent, eBay, Flipkart has now partnered with Micromax to develop and market smartphones for the mid-range of Rs 6,000-12,000. The smartphone lineup named ‘Evok’, is expected to be launched next

abof relies on Watson’s natural language processing power to address shoppers’ queries

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Online fashion retailer, Aditya Birla Online Fashion (Abof) by Aditya Birla Group has added a new personalized and convenient shopping experience powered by IBM Cloud and Watson. With this new feature, shoppers can now interact and ask natural language

Flipkart is eyeing grocery segment once again

By : CIOL Writers

Keeping a close eye on its arch-rival Amazon’s moves, Flipkart too is set to re-enter Indian grocery segment once again. “Yes we will get into grocery… 80 percent of units bought in India is grocery… the grocery market is 400-600

Myntra aims for 3x sales from 35 new brand launches during Big Fashion Gig sale

By : CIOL Writers

Making a move beyond discounting model, online fashion retailer Myntra has announced the launch of its biannual sale event, ‘Big Fashion Gig’ from April 7 to 9 that will witness the launch of 35 new brands, live fashion conversations and style

Flipkart reportedly to raise up to $1.5bn in new funding round

By : CIOL Writers

After a tough season marked by devaluations, cash crunch and executive exits, Flipkart is finally making news for all the right reasons. India’s largest e-commerce marketplace is all geared up to get between $1.2 billion and $1.5 billion in fresh

Snapdeal reportedly missed on crucial funding due to investors’ feud

By : CIOL Writers

Snapdeal’s is fighting a battle of survival in the India’s competitive startup world. And with fresh reports suggesting an internal conflict between its investor, things only look bleak for the country’s homegrown e-tailer. Amidst the funding crunch that’s apparently marring the

91pc of all retail sales are generated in offline stores: Study

By : CIOL Writers

While e-commerce companies are growing remarkably, the traditional mortar and brick stores are still generating 91 percent sales globally. Zebra Technology which studied 1,700 retail decision-makers across various retail segments said, ”Despite the rise of e-commerce, the physical stores still

Amazon acquires Middle-East e-commerce giant Souq.com

By : CIOL Writers

Amazon has agreed to buy Middle-East’s biggest e-commerce platform, Souq.com. The acquisition had been making a lot of rumours in the past week, but Amazon has now officially confirmed the deal without disclosing its value. SOUQ.com, that is often referred to as the Amazon of

Flipkart’s 10th Anniversary celebrations: More sale events & private label push

By : CIOL Writers

While Flipkart surely has a lot to cheer in the wake of its ongoing funding round, the e-commerce giant is also gearing up for its 10th-anniversary celebrations. The startup is planning some big sale days in the coming months and bigger private

Snapdeal snaps at fraud, saves Rs 3cr a month

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Snapdeal has been up to a range of initiatives launched at curbing fraudulent

Snapdeal reportedly in talks with Flipkart, Paytm for potential sale

By : CIOL Writers

Online marketplace Snapdeal is reportedly in talks with rivals Flipkart and Paytm E-Commerce Pvt Ltd for

Flipkart reportedly raises $1bn from Microsoft, eBay and Tencent Holdings

By : CIOL Writers

After a short lull, Indian e-commerce giant, Flipkart once again looks all geared up with a

Myntra exploring offline channel in search of profitability

By : CIOL Writers

Online fashion and lifestyle e-tailer, Myntra has launched its first offline retail store in Bangalore to

Flipkart working with Facebook to make its mobile app, website lighter

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After partnering Microsoft to adopt Azure as its exclusive cloud services, Flipkart reportedly is now partnering

Snapdeal reduces vendor payment cycle by 40pc

By : CIOL Writers

Amid reports that several online sellers have sought Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s help to get their

ShopClues launches a series of e-commerce enablement initiatives for offline sellers

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In a bid to amplify digitisation within the small and medium enterprises (SME), online marketplace ShopClues,

Flipkart reduces commission charges to boost sales

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Amid its struggle to lead over arch-rival Amazon India, Flipkart has revised policies for merchants who

Morgan Stanley marks down Flipkart valuation to $5.37bn

By : CIOL Writers

In a fifth-consecutive markdown for India’s largest e-commerce startup Flipkart, a mutual fund managed by Morgan Stanley

Paytm unveils standalone marketplace app, Paytm Mall

Paytm E-commerce has announced the launch of its new Paytm Mall app on Android. The iOS