Articles about E-commerce

Here's how Mighty is empowering children through e-commerce and entrepreneurship

04 Jul 2021

Here's how Mighty is empowering children through e-commerce and entrepreneurship

Just when you thought that e-commerce is at its pinnacle, a Los Angeles-based start-up called Mighty is here to take it up a notch.

Instagram launches new 'Shop' tab section exclusively for product drops

27 May 2021

Instagram launches new 'Shop' tab section exclusively for product drops

In yet another move markedly reducing dependency on advertising revenue, Instagram has announced that it will add a new section called "Drops" under the Shop tab on the app.

Google expands partnership with Shopify to enhance shopping experience

19 May 2021

Google expands partnership with Shopify to enhance shopping experience

Google announced on day one of the Google I/O 2021 conference for developers that it has expanded its partnership with e-commerce platform Shopify, and that it will offer an enhanced shopping experience for Photos and Chrome users.

PayPal will shut down domestic payments business in India

05 Feb 2021

PayPal will shut down domestic payments business in India

PayPal will be shutting down its domestic payment services from April 1. The move will not affect international transactions, as small and large Indian businesses can continue to receive/send money from/to their international contacts.

Flipkart 'Launchpad' offers students a chance to earn Rs. 22,500

10 Oct 2020

Flipkart 'Launchpad' offers students a chance to earn Rs. 22,500

Ahead of the Big Billion Days festive sale, e-commerce giant Flipkart has announced the 'Launchpad' internship program for students in India.

Now, Google plans to make YouTube a shopping hub

10 Oct 2020

Now, Google plans to make YouTube a shopping hub

With a user base of more than two billion, YouTube dominates as one of the biggest video streaming services in the world.

Now, Amazon lets you pay with your palm

29 Sep 2020

Now, Amazon lets you pay with your palm

Amazon is building on its physical retail ambitions with an innovative new technology that lets you pay with nothing but the palm of your hand.

Annakoot: FMCG & Sattvik restaurants with a touch of finesse

27 Aug 2020

Annakoot: FMCG & Sattvik restaurants with a touch of finesse

A new retail chain called 'Annakoot - God's own cuisine' has announced its arrival in the Indian food and FMCG market.

Amazon accused of unfair business practices in India: Details here

26 Aug 2020

Amazon accused of unfair business practices in India: Details here

Amazon's antitrust troubles are not just limited to the United States or the European Union.

Flipkart partners with Nepal's Sastodeal, opening new market for MSMEs

22 Aug 2020

Flipkart partners with Nepal's Sastodeal, opening new market for MSMEs

In a bid to enable cross-border trade for small Indian businesses and sellers, e-commerce giant Flipkart has partnered with Sastodeal, a leading online shopping platform in Nepal.

Chemist body opposes Reliance's acquisition of Netmeds: Here's why

20 Aug 2020

Chemist body opposes Reliance's acquisition of Netmeds: Here's why

Yesterday, Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries had announced the acquisition of online pharmacy Netmeds, along with its subsidiaries and parent company, to scale up its e-commerce play.

Flipkart is gearing up to deliver alcohol in India

15 Aug 2020

Flipkart is gearing up to deliver alcohol in India

After groceries, essentials, and travel bookings, e-commerce major Flipkart is looking to expand into the alcohol delivery category, Reuters has reported.

India Buy Local, your one-stop shop for all things Indian

30 Jul 2020

India Buy Local, your one-stop shop for all things Indian

In the wake of the deadly clash with China, India's call for "vocal for local" has grown stronger than ever.

Flipkart buys Walmart India, foraying into online wholesale

23 Jul 2020

Flipkart buys Walmart India, foraying into online wholesale

In a major move, homegrown e-commerce giant Flipkart has acquired Walmart India.

Government wants shopping sites to display 'origin country' of products

09 Jul 2020

Government wants shopping sites to display 'origin country' of products

Amid calls to boycott the foreign goods, especially those from China, to make way for Atmanirbhar Bharat, the Government of India is looking to have 'origin country' of products displayed across online shopping portals.

Now, Walmart is bringing an Amazon Prime-like membership service

09 Jul 2020

Now, Walmart is bringing an Amazon Prime-like membership service

More than 15 years after the launch of Amazon's Prime subscription service, its competitor Walmart is set to bring its own membership - Walmart+.

Verishop = Pinterest + Instagram + TikTok

08 Jul 2020

Verishop = Pinterest + Instagram + TikTok

The idea of online shopping has long revolved around visiting e-commerce websites, searching for products, or exploring categories.

South Korea's coronavirus cases surge raising fears of second wave

28 May 2020

South Korea's coronavirus cases surge raising fears of second wave

The number of daily coronavirus infections rose for the third consecutive day in South Korea raising fears of a second wave of the outbreak.

Reliance JioMart now live across 200 Indian cities: Details here

25 May 2020

Reliance JioMart now live across 200 Indian cities: Details here

The lockdown enforced to contain the outbreak of COVID-19 has surged the demand for home delivery of essentials, giving a significant boost to the business of e-grocers like Bigbasket and Grofers.

'Facebook Shops' to take on Amazon in e-commerce: Here's how

20 May 2020

'Facebook Shops' to take on Amazon in e-commerce: Here's how

After launching several scattered features aimed at buying and selling products, Facebook is making a full-fledged move in the social e-commerce arena to take on players like Amazon.

Mi Commerce, Xiaomi's new e-commerce platform to boost sales

05 May 2020

Mi Commerce, Xiaomi's new e-commerce platform to boost sales

In a bid to boost sales in a market hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic, Xiaomi is launching a new e-commerce service called 'Mi Commerce'.

#LockdownRelaxation: Industries which will be operational from April 20

20 Apr 2020

#LockdownRelaxation: Industries which will be operational from April 20

India entered the second phase of the coronavirus-enforced lockdown on April 15, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the extension of the nationwide lockdown till May 3 to contain the spread of the deadly COVID-19.

#Lockdown: MHA changes rules again, only essentials to be delivered

19 Apr 2020

#Lockdown: MHA changes rules again, only essentials to be delivered

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Sunday introduced changes in guidelines for the operations of e-commerce websites during the lockdown.

Amid lockdown, Flipkart to resume delivery of essential goods

26 Mar 2020

Amid lockdown, Flipkart to resume delivery of essential goods

A day after announcing the suspension of all its services in compliance with the lockdown put in place by the Indian government, Flipkart has taken the decision to resume operations to some extent.

Amid India lockdown, delivery boys allegedly harassed by police

26 Mar 2020

Amid India lockdown, delivery boys allegedly harassed by police

Even though essential services such as food and groceries are exempted from the 21-day lockdown in India, e-commerce companies faced disruption of services.

A Singaporean company bought (unicorn) ShopClues for peanuts

01 Nov 2019

A Singaporean company bought (unicorn) ShopClues for peanuts

ShopClues, a once-popular marketplace in India's online shopping space, has been acquired by Singapore-based e-commerce platform Qoo10 in an all-stock deal.

Online retailer Bewakoof.com receives $11.28 million funding

14 Oct 2019

Online retailer Bewakoof.com receives $11.28 million funding

Mumbai-based Bewakoof.com, the e-commerce platform which sells creative and distinctive fashion apparel at affordable prices, has raised $11.28 million funding in venture round.

Traders' body seeks blanket ban on Amazon, Flipkart festive sales

15 Sep 2019

Traders' body seeks blanket ban on Amazon, Flipkart festive sales

Recently, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) urged the government to ban festive season sales conducted by e-commerce companies like Amazon and Flipkart.

#AnEraEnds: Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma hangs up his boots

10 Sep 2019

#AnEraEnds: Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma hangs up his boots

After spending two decades at Alibaba's helm, Jack Ma stepped down as Chairman of the e-commerce giant on Tuesday, his 55th birthday.

How 27-year-old Ankiti Bose built a $1bn fashion start-up

13 Feb 2019

How 27-year-old Ankiti Bose built a $1bn fashion start-up

On Tuesday, Singapore-based online fashion retail site Zilingo Pte raised $226mn to fund its expansion to Australia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

Worried Flipkart wants six-month delay in implementing new e-commerce rules

29 Jan 2019

Worried Flipkart wants six-month delay in implementing new e-commerce rules

American retail giant Walmart-owned Flipkart has written to the government that it faces "the risk of significant customer disruption" if the deadline for implementing the new e-commerce curbs, which could cause huge disruption in the space, isn't extended by six months.

Amazon has built vests to protect workers from warehouse robots

19 Jan 2019

Amazon has built vests to protect workers from warehouse robots

With robots at Amazon's warehouses increasingly becoming a hazard for the company's warehouse workers, Amazon Robotics has come up with a new vest to protect its employees.

Reliance to enter e-commerce sector to take on Amazon, Flipkart

18 Jan 2019

Reliance to enter e-commerce sector to take on Amazon, Flipkart

The e-commerce landscape in India might change soon as Mukesh Ambani has announced his plans to enter the sector.

Here's why RBI stopped Paytm bank from enrolling new customers

20 Dec 2018

Here's why RBI stopped Paytm bank from enrolling new customers

Although Paytm got off to a good start with its payments bank initiative, opening of new bank accounts and e-wallets abruptly came to a halt in August this year, thanks to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Google Shopping: What it means for consumers and merchants

15 Dec 2018

Google Shopping: What it means for consumers and merchants

Aimed at simplifying online shopping, Google recently introduced its latest 'Shopping' feature in India.

#FinancialBytes: 5 best cashback websites to save money

11 Dec 2018

#FinancialBytes: 5 best cashback websites to save money

Everyone loves to shop online but when it comes to saving money on their purchases, many don't have a clue on how to save.

Flipkart looks to abolish Myntra CEO post, Ananth Narayanan resigns

10 Dec 2018

Flipkart looks to abolish Myntra CEO post, Ananth Narayanan resigns

Weeks after denying he has no reason to quit Myntra, CEO of fashion-focused e-commerce arm of Flipkart, Ananth Narayanan, has reigned, LiveMint reports. Further, the company is seeking to remove the post altogether.

Flipkart offer: Buy Pixel 3 for Rs. 3,580 per month

17 Nov 2018

Flipkart offer: Buy Pixel 3 for Rs. 3,580 per month

The recently launched Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are one of the best smartphones of 2018.

Flipkart Mobiles Bonanza starts from November 19: Top deals revealed

16 Nov 2018

Flipkart Mobiles Bonanza starts from November 19: Top deals revealed

Flipkart has announced its Mobiles Bonanza sale from November 19 to 22.

CCI concludes Flipkart, Amazon not violating norms, rejects vendors' complaints

08 Nov 2018

CCI concludes Flipkart, Amazon not violating norms, rejects vendors' complaints

Fair trade watchdog Competition Commission of India (CCI) has concluded that the business practices of Flipkart and Amazon aren't in violation of competition norms and rejected allegations of abuse of market dominance made by a grouping of online vendors.