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  • Flipkart's voice assistant to help people shop for grocery Jun 09, 2020 05:40 PM IST

    Flipkart's voice assistant to help people shop for grocery

    Introduced in Flipkart's grocery store, 'Supermart', the Voice Assistant will enable consumers to discover and buy products using voice commands in multiple languages, starting with Hindi and English.

  • Will place draft e-commerce policy in public domain for comments soon: DPIIT Secretary May 30, 2020 06:15 PM IST

    Will place draft e-commerce policy in public domain for comments soon: DPIIT Secretary

    DPIIT Secretary Guruprasad Mohapatra said the e-commerce is a fast emerging sector and it is difficult to predict where it will go in the next couple of years.

  • Alibaba's sales surge as people shop online during lockdown May 22, 2020 09:00 PM IST

    Alibaba's sales surge as people shop online during lockdown

    As people stayed indoors and brick-and-mortar stores remained shut during the health crisis, online orders surged, with the company's core commerce business rising nearly 19 percent to 93.87 billion yuan ($13.16 billion) in the quarter.

  • Coronavirus | Amazon India to create close to 50,000 seasonal jobs to meet the surge in demand May 22, 2020 02:22 PM IST

    Coronavirus | Amazon India to create close to 50,000 seasonal jobs to meet the surge in demand

    This will be a variety of roles in their fulfilment centres and delivery network including part-time flexible work opportunities as independent contractors with Amazon Flex, it said in a statement.

  • Need to bridge digital divide as tech has played key role during COVID-19 crisis: WTO report May 05, 2020 07:15 PM IST

    Need to bridge digital divide as tech has played key role during COVID-19 crisis: WTO report

    The report has argued that the experiences and lessons emerging from the COVID-19 crisis could be a further incentive for global cooperation in the area of e-commerce, which could help to facilitate cross-border movement of goods and services, narrow the digital divide, and level the playing field for small businesses.

  • Gradual opening up non-essential goods via e-commerce will help meet consumer demands: Flipkart Apr 25, 2020 07:15 PM IST

    Gradual opening up non-essential goods via e-commerce will help meet consumer demands: Flipkart

    The comments came after the government allowed neighbourhood and standalone shops, including those located in residential complexes in urban areas, to open (at 50 percent strength and after taking necessary precautions) during the ongoing lockdown till May 3.

  • Majority of Indian consumers may shift to online shopping in next 9 months: Survey Apr 24, 2020 07:50 PM IST

    Majority of Indian consumers may shift to online shopping in next 9 months: Survey

    According to the survey report published by IT company Capgemini, with lockdown measures in place across India, there has been a surge in the use of online channels and the trend will continue even after the lockdown is lifted.

  • Congress says govt doing 'injustice' to retailers, seeks level-playing field for them Apr 18, 2020 03:50 PM IST

    Congress says govt doing 'injustice' to retailers, seeks level-playing field for them

    Congress senior spokesperson Ajay Maken demanded a level-playing field for retailers and asked the Home Ministry to issue guidelines for online sales.

  • Walmart, Flipkart commit Rs 46 crore to support India's COVID-19 fight Apr 18, 2020 12:35 PM IST

    Walmart, Flipkart commit Rs 46 crore to support India's COVID-19 fight

    "Walmart and Flipkart have already secured 300,000 N95 masks and 1 million medical gowns, and they will continue to leverage their global supply chains to source these critical necessities for medical workers...," a statement said.

  • Preventive hygiene measures taken for safe delivery of packages: Amazon India Apr 17, 2020 05:15 PM IST

    Preventive hygiene measures taken for safe delivery of packages: Amazon India

    Amazon India also underlined the fact that it has increased the frequency and intensity of cleaning at all sites, including regular sanitisation of door handles, handrails, touch screens, scanners, and other frequently touched areas.

  • Mobiles, TVs, refrigerators to be available on e-commerce platforms from April 20 Apr 16, 2020 04:30 PM IST

    Mobiles, TVs, refrigerators to be available on e-commerce platforms from April 20

    The clarification from a senior home ministry official came a day after Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla issued revised guidelines for the extended lockdown period till May 3.

  • Coronavirus lockdown: Grofers to hire 5,000 people over 2 weeks to ramp up capacity Apr 08, 2020 04:45 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown: Grofers to hire 5,000 people over 2 weeks to ramp up capacity

    The company has also partnered with resident welfare associations (RWAs) of over 100 societies across metros to make essentials available to a larger number of people amid the 21-day lockdown imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | BigBasket website, app face breakdown following surge in demand Mar 23, 2020 08:10 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | BigBasket website, app face breakdown following surge in demand

    "We are currently experiencing unprecedented demand. In light of this, we are restricting access to our website to existing customers only. Please try again in a few hours," it said.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Aurangabad merchants oppose exemption to online sites Mar 23, 2020 06:50 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Aurangabad merchants oppose exemption to online sites

    Those delivering parcels for e-commerce sites could also transmit the virus, said Aurangabad Jilha Vyapari Mahasangh's Jagannath Kale.

  • India plans e-commerce regulator, tighter controls under new policy : Sources Mar 20, 2020 01:15 AM IST

    India plans e-commerce regulator, tighter controls under new policy : Sources

    The new policy will be India's latest effort to tighten control over e-commerce and is likely to raise compliance worries for top firms such as Amazon and Walmart's Flipkart that are already battling stricter foreign investment rules since last year.

  • Quickjet Airlines to launch freighter services Feb 16, 2016 07:40 PM IST

    Quickjet Airlines to launch freighter services

    Quickjet Airlines first cargo flight is scheduled to take off for Bengaluru at 1.20 am tomorrow from the Indira Gandhi International airport here, an airline spokesperson said.

  • 'E-commerce to generate 2.5 lakh jobs in 2016' Feb 05, 2016 02:22 PM IST

    'E-commerce to generate 2.5 lakh jobs in 2016'

    Majority of e-commerce departments and businesses have increased their turnover since last year and present a good opportunity for the industry to develop further, says the Assocham report.

  • PepperTap raises $36 mn from Snapdeal, others Sep 29, 2015 03:46 PM IST

    PepperTap raises $36 mn from Snapdeal, others

    The funding will be used to expand PepperTap's presence to 75 cities from the current 18 cities, customer and talent acquisition, PepperTap Co-Founder and CEO Navneet Singh told reporters here.

  • Snapdeal acquires Silicon Valley startup Reduce Data Sep 02, 2015 03:01 PM IST

    Snapdeal acquires Silicon Valley startup Reduce Data

    The Mountain View-based company has a programmatic display advertising platform that leverages artificial intelligence, real-time data and other tools. Founded in 2012 by Asif Ali, the company has customers across the US, India and the UK.

  • Warehousing space absorption grows 60% in Jan-June 2015 Aug 28, 2015 04:11 PM IST

    Warehousing space absorption grows 60% in Jan-June 2015

    According to property consultant CBRE' India Logistics and Industrial Market View for H1 2015, around 6 million sq ft was taken up by warehousing space occupiers, a growth of nearly 60 percent from January-June 2014.

  • E-commerce generates $1.2 mn revenue every 30 sec: Study Aug 19, 2015 04:48 PM IST

    E-commerce generates $1.2 mn revenue every 30 sec: Study

    Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter contribute USD 5,483, USD 4,504 and USD 4,308 respectively every half-a-minute to the figure. The study report added that the maturity of social media and its reach across masses and classes makes it a suitable platform for online sales.

  • Snapdeal to spend $100 mn on R&D in 3 years Aug 05, 2015 06:57 PM IST

    Snapdeal to spend $100 mn on R&D in 3 years

    The City-based firm, which has set up a centre in Bangalore, is investing heavily in new technologies related to multimedia and image in the coming quarters.

  • Centre calls states meeting to discuss FDI in e-commerce Jul 01, 2015 07:41 PM IST

    Centre calls states meeting to discuss FDI in e-commerce

    The issues which would come up for deliberations include definition of e-commerce, tax related matters besides other pertaining to working of e-commerce industry, sources said.

  • Snapdeal acquires Hyderabad-based MartMobi May 25, 2015 09:18 PM IST

    Snapdeal acquires Hyderabad-based MartMobi

    Founded by Pramod Nair and Satya Krishna Ganni, MartMobi creates mobile sites and apps for e-commerce stores, small and medium-sized businesses.

  • Flipkart ties up with Mum dabbawalas to navigate city roads Apr 10, 2015 05:06 PM IST

    Flipkart ties up with Mum dabbawalas to navigate city roads

    Dabbawalas have for decades collected hot lunches from customers' often distant homes and, using a complex delivery system and overladen bicycles, carried them to offices and schools across the city.

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