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06 Nov 2017


Food-delivery space: Next big battleground for Indian e-commerce leaders?

E-commerce giants, Amazon India, Flipkart, and Paytm, are reportedly looking to foray into the food-delivery business and are trying to acquire, invest, or expand into the sector.

03 Nov 2017

Alibaba Group

China's online-shopping boom continues, Alibaba has an 'outstanding quarter'

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group posted stronger-than-expected third-quarter results with a massive jump in revenue as the online shopping boom continues in China.

28 Oct 2017


All you should know about the new Consumer Protection Bill

A new Consumer Protection Bill has been sent to the Cabinet for approval. The government will try to bring it in the winter session of parliament.

16 Oct 2017


Flipkart in talks to pick up stake in BookMyShow

E-commerce giant Flipkart is reportedly in talks to pick up a significant stake in online ticketing platform BookMyShow to build out its services and transaction offering.

11 Oct 2017

Delhi Police

Delhi: Man dupes Amazon 166 times; orders phones, claims refund

A 21-year-old Delhi resident, Shivam Chopra, has been arrested for duping e-commerce website Amazon as many as 166 times, making at least Rs. 52L in April-May this year.

10 Oct 2017

Alibaba Group

Amazon gets beaten by malls and Alibaba in Singapore

US e-commerce giant Amazon's bid to expand into Southeast Asia has landed the firm in a bit of a pickle in Singapore.

03 Oct 2017


Flipkart: $100mn ESOP repurchase plan; Diwali bonanza for employees

As many as 6,000 current/former employees of India's homegrown e-commerce giant Flipkart are in for a Diwali bonanza.

03 Sep 2017


Bad news for shoppers, hefty online discounts might just stop

With the festive season approaching, most of us are looking forward to buying things at heavily discounted rates on e-commerce sites. It has been the trend for the past few years, as this is the time when online retailers fight for the market share.

01 Sep 2017


Snapdeal's 3-day sale offers discounts of up to 70%

Indian e-commerce firm Snapdeal today announced a three-day long sale offering "double digit" discounts on consumer favourite categories like electronics, fashion, and home.

01 Sep 2017


Flipkart partners with global firms to push private labels

Indian home-grown e-commerce platform Flipkart, in a bid to push its private labels, has now decided to work closely with manufacturers in China, India and other Southeast Asian countries.

16 Aug 2017


Paytm Mall plans to get 50,000 offline sellers onboard

It's not only Flipkart and Amazon which are gearing up for the festive season discount battle. Another major player, which hasn't been making much noise, is now ready to make its move.

15 Aug 2017


Flipkart and 38 other companies miss out on GSP license

Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart has missed out on becoming a holder of the GST Suvidha Provider (GSP) license.

10 Aug 2017


SoftBank buys stake in Flipkart, becomes its largest shareholder

Flipkart just announced that it has received a mix of primary and secondary capital from the SoftBank Vision Fund.

08 Aug 2017


Amazon India may enter online food retailing business during Diwali

Amazon, after receiving the go ahead from the government, will make its Indian debut into online food retailing during the Diwali season.

07 Aug 2017


Flipkart will sell refurbished smartphones at discounted prices by Diwali

According to reports, home-grown e-commerce platform Flipkart will now follow the footsteps of its biggest rival Amazon and will start selling refurbished smartphones by Diwali.

01 Aug 2017


Snapdeal 2.0, the story of not giving in to pressure

Snapdeal is ready to bend but it's not ready to snap. There will be no sale.

01 Aug 2017


Flipkart launches budget brand 'Billion' for desi sellers and customers

Flipkart has launched 'Billion'- a 'Make-in-India'-inspired initiative that will partner with Indian sellers to cater to Indian customers.

31 Jul 2017


FreeCharge staff gets retention bonus, Snapdeal 2.0 begins

Post announcement last week that FreeCharge will now be sold to private sector lender Axis Bank for Rs. 385 crore, employees are now being given six-month retention bonus to ensure that the integration takes place without any hiccups.

31 Jul 2017


Flipkart's orders being delivered by Amazon? That's perfectly fine

To grow as a business you have to look at the bigger picture.

27 Jul 2017


Amazon will give 10% cash-back even on returned products

Amazon India is going all out to make sure it has the larger market share in the Indian e-commerce space.

27 Jul 2017


Mondelez ties-up with Amazon to indulge India's sweet tooth

In order to bite into the flourishing Indian e-commerce market and to indulge the sweet tooth of more customers, leading chocolate and confectionery maker Mondelez has now partnered with Amazon India.

27 Jul 2017


Axis Bank acquires FreeCharge for Rs. 385crore in cash deal

Axis Bank reported that they have acquired FreeCharge, owned by ecommerce platform Snapdeal, for Rs. 385 crore in an all-cash deal.

26 Jul 2017


Report: Snapdeal board accepts $900-950 million revised offer from Flipkart

After months of suspense and speculations, the future of Snapdeal has finally been decided. According to Reuters, the Snapdeal board has accepted the revised offer of $900-950 million by Flipkart.

18 Jul 2017


Flipkart makes offer of $850 million for Snapdeal, plot thickens!

Post rejection of its earlier bid of $500-600 million, Flipkart has now made its second bid for e-commerce firm Snapdeal at $850-900 million, according to reports.

12 Jul 2017


Walmart may soon enter India's e-commerce market via partnerships

American retailing multinational Walmart has been trying to dip its toe into the online market for some time now.

11 Jul 2017


Reportedly, Paytm Mall to invest $200 million in BigBasket

As per reports by FactorDaily, Paytm Mall is in talks to acquire a majority stake in BigBasket for $200 million.

10 Jul 2017


Paytm Mall gets 800 employees, will hire 2,000 more

Paytm appears to be readying itself to become the third major e-commerce entity besides Flipkart and Amazon in India. It recently shifted 800 employees from One97 Communications to Paytm Ecommerce Pvt Ltd which runs Paytm Mall.

07 Jul 2017


Amazon ups Indian investment, Flipkart is bidding its time

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, making good on his promise, has now allotted Rs. 341 crore for Amazon Wholesale India i.e. the wholesale B2B arm of its Indian operations and Rs. 1,680 crore to its Indian online wing.

GST update: E-commerce players get respite from TDS collection

As the nation gets ready for the new Goods and Service Tax regime, e-commerce companies such as Amazon and Flipkart are given a temporary relief from one of their preparation burdens by the finance ministry.

21 Jun 2017


Amazon Prime Wardrobe: 'Try before you buy' service

Shopping for clothes online is a nightmare for many; apart from issues related to the sizes and colors, returns are always a hassle.

09 Jun 2017


GST roll-out fear triggers massive online 'sale' by Flipkart, Amazon

Sellers on e-commerce sites like Amazon and Flipkart are offering huge discounts ahead of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) roll-out on 1 July.

03 Jun 2017


They used stolen phones and bikes to rob delivery guys

A five-member gang of teenagers was busted after they amassed a trove of stolen goods in a matter of months.

23 May 2017


Amazon launches Amazon Channels in UK and Germany

Today, e-commerce giant Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Channels in the UK and Germany - two of Europe's largest markets.

03 May 2017


Snapdeal initiates payments of laid-off employees

Two months after layoffs at Snapdeal, the company has begun initiating due payments of the 1,000-1,500 affected employees; severance packages reportedly range between 2-4 months of salaries.

03 May 2017


Flipkart's acquisition brings along mixed fortunes for Indian e-commerce space

Consolidation in e-commerce might bode well for giants but now things get divided into a series of pros and cons for the consumers when the options start to thin out.

29 Apr 2017


Amazon will not slow its investment pace in India

A $481m loss might deter others, but to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos it is just another hurdle Amazon has to overcome in order to finally triumph.

27 Apr 2017


Flipkart outpaces Amazon in volume of sales

Flipkart is defeating Amazon in terms of value of goods sold, even as the American company continues to sell as many items as the Indian retailer.

25 Apr 2017


Cash-strapped Snapdeal vacates 60% of Gurgaon office space

In yet another sign of a severe cash-crunch, Snapdeal is vacating 60% of its Gurgaon office-space after mass layoffs in February.

25 Apr 2017


Railways plans 2,00,000 screens across stations to boost advertising revenue

Indian Railways is planning to raise Rs. 10,000cr from advertising in the next ten years by installing two lakh screens at 2,175 stations across the country.

16 Apr 2017


Snapdeal gets two fatal blows among acquisition talks

Amidst acquisition talks, Snapdeal gets hit with two more devastating incidents that could potentially cripple the already faltering home-grown e-commerce giant.