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  • E-commerce | Scrutiny or not, it is time India’s e-commerce companies check deep discounting Oct 17, 2019 05:31 PM IST

    E-commerce | Scrutiny or not, it is time India’s e-commerce companies check deep discounting

    If online commerce companies keep on burning investors’ cash, a flop-show similar to WeWork may be from India’s e-commerce sector.

  • Comm Min asks e-commerce firms to cut single-use plastic in packaging Oct 13, 2019 11:40 AM IST

    Comm Min asks e-commerce firms to cut single-use plastic in packaging

    The companies have also been advised by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) to develop sustainable packaging material which will contribute to reducing India's plastic footprint globally.

  • OECD proposes changes in global corporate taxation rules to bring e-commerce cos under ambit Oct 10, 2019 08:16 PM IST

    OECD proposes changes in global corporate taxation rules to bring e-commerce cos under ambit

    The subject of how to tax the digital economy and the relevance of the existing global tax rules has long been a concern.

  • Festive sales net huge pay-offs | Amazon, Flipkart eye record gross sales of Rs 39,000 cr in October Oct 09, 2019 10:39 AM IST

    Festive sales net huge pay-offs | Amazon, Flipkart eye record gross sales of Rs 39,000 cr in October

    Customers from Tier II and III cities led the growth, with mobile sales being the top contributor in the midst of a challenging macro environment

  • Reporter's Take | Record sales already for Flipkart, Amazon Oct 01, 2019 07:05 PM IST

    Reporter's Take | Record sales already for Flipkart, Amazon

    Amazon reported record sales of about Rs 7.5 billion ($7.07 million) in 36 hours in the premium smartphone brands category.

  • Grofers to add 700 kirana stores onto network, eyes $1 billion revenue by year-end Sep 29, 2019 02:55 PM IST

    Grofers to add 700 kirana stores onto network, eyes $1 billion revenue by year-end

    The company had started operations as an online grocery platform. Earlier this year, it had said it is working with brick-and-mortar stores in Delhi-NCR to convert them into its own branded outlets.

  • Snapdeal partners with RuPay for festive discounts Sep 26, 2019 05:32 PM IST

    Snapdeal partners with RuPay for festive discounts

    This partnership offers RuPay's nearly 600 million users an instant 20 percent discount when they use their debit or credit cards to buy on Snapdeal in the coming festive season.

  • Reporter's Take | Mobile phones may not be star performers for e-tailers during the festive sale Sep 24, 2019 04:54 PM IST

    Reporter's Take | Mobile phones may not be star performers for e-tailers during the festive sale

    Sakshi Batra chats with Priyanka Sahay to understand why mobile phones might not be the largest selling items this festive season.

  • Amazon, Flipkart create over 1.4 lakh temporary jobs ahead of festive sales Sep 24, 2019 03:54 PM IST

    Amazon, Flipkart create over 1.4 lakh temporary jobs ahead of festive sales

    E-commerce giant Amazon said that it has created over 90,000 seasonal employment opportunities across its fulfilment centres, sortation centres, delivery stations, partner fulfilment network and customer service sites.

  • E-commerce | CCI lens on deep discounting could be a double-edged sword Sep 24, 2019 09:14 AM IST

    E-commerce | CCI lens on deep discounting could be a double-edged sword

    Deep discounts or not brick-and-mortar retailers may always find reasons to blame online retailers for eating into their businesses. But if done well, the CCI intervention could ensure fair trade practices.

  • RBI paper on payment gateways: Maintain Rs 100 crore net worth or wind up operations Sep 19, 2019 03:58 PM IST

    RBI paper on payment gateways: Maintain Rs 100 crore net worth or wind up operations

    RBI also suggested that e-commerce marketplaces will have to be separated from the payment gateway or aggregator business.

  • Amazon Web Services creates 500 jobs in Germany Sep 16, 2019 01:20 PM IST

    Amazon Web Services creates 500 jobs in Germany

    AWS, which grew out of the technology that runs Amazon's e-commerce platform, is gaining scale in Germany after addressing concerns about privacy that led many manufacturing firms to keep their servers on-site.

  • Amazon strengthens play in furniture segment ahead of festive season Sep 15, 2019 02:24 PM IST

    Amazon strengthens play in furniture segment ahead of festive season

    Amazon, which has pumped in billions of dollars into its Indian operations over the last few years, said it has seen its furniture business in the country grow by over 120 percent over the last year.

  • CAIT seeks ban on Amazon, Flipkart's festive season sales Sep 15, 2019 10:55 AM IST

    CAIT seeks ban on Amazon, Flipkart's festive season sales

    The two e-commerce giants hold annual festive season sales ahead of major festivals such as Dussehra and Diwali

  • Festival Boost: Amazon India expanding delivery network ahead of season Sep 12, 2019 07:50 AM IST

    Festival Boost: Amazon India expanding delivery network ahead of season

    The company said over 100 delivery stations exclusively manage deliveries of products from its large appliances and furniture category alone.

  • Here's why Forever 21 and its ilk are staring down the barrel Sep 10, 2019 09:36 PM IST

    Here's why Forever 21 and its ilk are staring down the barrel

    However, going down the bankruptcy road does not necessarily mean it is all over for the fashion brand.

  • Flipkart onboards 27,000 kirana shops to strengthen last mile delivery Sep 09, 2019 04:55 PM IST

    Flipkart onboards 27,000 kirana shops to strengthen last mile delivery

    It will also help reach out to millions of new consumers during the upcoming festive event, The Big Billion Days, it added.

  • Flipkart to help Jharkhand's craftsmen set up online biz Sep 08, 2019 05:15 PM IST

    Flipkart to help Jharkhand's craftsmen set up online biz

    The initiative 'Flipkart Samarth' aims at enabling and handholding craftsmen from across India to set up online business.

  • Take action against malpractices by some online retail firms: CAIT Sep 01, 2019 05:20 PM IST

    Take action against malpractices by some online retail firms: CAIT

    The e-commerce sector should not fall prey to the wills and whims of some major e-commerce players, it said.

  • E-commerce needs to step up info disclosure, join hands with govt & civil society: Report Aug 29, 2019 05:20 PM IST

    E-commerce needs to step up info disclosure, join hands with govt & civil society: Report

    The Department of Consumer Affairs has also released a set of guidelines with the objective of ensuring consumer protection in e-commerce.

  • E-commerce guidelines to be mandatory under consumer protection law: Ram Vilas Paswan Aug 27, 2019 03:53 PM IST

    E-commerce guidelines to be mandatory under consumer protection law: Ram Vilas Paswan

    In the meeting with parliamentarians cutting across the party lines, Paswan said he discussed in detail on every aspect of the law and addressed the concerns.

  • Amazon strengthens delivery network in Tamil Nadu Aug 22, 2019 04:15 PM IST

    Amazon strengthens delivery network in Tamil Nadu

    The new delivery station, claimed to be the largest in the state, is spread across 24,000 square feet and will enable Amazon ensure faster deliveries.

  • Amazon inaugurates its world largest campus in Hyderabad Aug 21, 2019 04:39 PM IST

    Amazon inaugurates its world largest campus in Hyderabad

    The campus building contains over 2.5 times more steel than the Eiffel Tower, measured by weight, and is spread over 9.5 acres of land.

  • Reporter's Take | Food aggregators agree to remove deep discounts: NRAI Aug 20, 2019 05:45 PM IST

    Reporter's Take | Food aggregators agree to remove deep discounts: NRAI

    The NRAI added that restaurant aggregators have agreed to rejig their features in order to remove deep-discounts from their platforms

  • SoftBank shows interest in Snapdeal, might lead $100 million round Aug 19, 2019 12:07 PM IST

    SoftBank shows interest in Snapdeal, might lead $100 million round

    The other investors who are interested in the round are a clutch of smaller Chinese and American investors

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