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  • COVID-19 prompts Indian consumers to go digital to procure essentials, discretionary items Jul 28, 2020 06:30 PM IST

    COVID-19 prompts Indian consumers to go digital to procure essentials, discretionary items

    As per Deloitte Global State of the Consumer Tracker survey, the net spending intention for India stood at 55 percent for groceries, 49 percent for household, 44 percent for medicines and 26 percent for books.

  • Commerce Ministry notifies new e-commerce rules; industry executives find clarity on responsibilities Jul 25, 2020 01:26 PM IST

    Commerce Ministry notifies new e-commerce rules; industry executives find clarity on responsibilities

    Non-compliance will attract penal action under the Consumer Protection Act, 2019

  • Explained | Is live streaming the future of e-retail? Jul 25, 2020 10:51 AM IST

    Explained | Is live streaming the future of e-retail?

    Moneycontrol's Shraddha Sharma explains what is e-commerce live streaming and if it is the future of e-retailing.

  • Flipkart acquires Walmart India, launches Flipkart Wholesale Jul 23, 2020 12:52 PM IST

    Flipkart acquires Walmart India, launches Flipkart Wholesale

    The move will help Flipkart strengthen grocery and food business that is getting increasingly competitive.

  • New Consumer Protection Act | E-commerce portals will have to display country of origin for products Jul 21, 2020 10:24 AM IST

    New Consumer Protection Act | E-commerce portals will have to display country of origin for products

    The amendments in the new Consumer Protection Act also include provisions like penalties for misleading advertisements, class action suits, a dispute resolution mechanism, a central consumer protection authority and the ability to file complaints.

  • Digital tax dilemma: India's equalisation levy on online business of non-resident firms may hamper FTA talks with US Jul 20, 2020 07:35 PM IST

    Digital tax dilemma: India's equalisation levy on online business of non-resident firms may hamper FTA talks with US

    Following India's levy, the US last month decided to start an investigation under Section 301 of the Trade Act, 1974, into the digital services taxes that have been adopted or were being considered by a number of countries, including India, to 'unfairly' target American tech companies.

  • Flipkart introduces ‘part-payment’ method to cut order cancellations, returns: Report Jul 16, 2020 03:23 PM IST

    Flipkart introduces ‘part-payment’ method to cut order cancellations, returns: Report

    Customers can pay the remaining amount in cash when a product is delivered or either by online transaction

  • Failed transactions and lack of data costed online merchants nearly $20 billion in 2019: Study Jul 10, 2020 03:41 PM IST

    Failed transactions and lack of data costed online merchants nearly $20 billion in 2019: Study

    The study also found that despite the pandemic, the volume of online payments is growing as consumer habits change, due in part to the pandemic.

  • E-commerce firms get till October 1 to display 'country of origin' for existing products, August 1 for new products: Report Jul 08, 2020 01:38 PM IST

    E-commerce firms get till October 1 to display 'country of origin' for existing products, August 1 for new products: Report

    In a meeting held on June 25 with the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), e-commerce companies stated that they are ready to comply to the new requirement but it could take a significant amount of time considering the number of products being listed online.

  • Are expensive travel credit cards needed when flying is restricted? Jul 08, 2020 09:58 AM IST

    Are expensive travel credit cards needed when flying is restricted?

    Considering the present crisis, holding such expensive credit cards in your wallet is of no value

  • Piaggio Vehicles launches online sales facility for commercial vehicles Jul 07, 2020 03:30 PM IST

    Piaggio Vehicles launches online sales facility for commercial vehicles

    The new sales initiative, which the company claims is first-of-its-kind in the CV sales space, comes nearly a month after Piaggio Vehicles Private Limited (PVPL) rolled out a digital platform for its Vespa and Aprilia brands of scooters.

  • E-commerce to drive warehousing demand in Kolkata Jul 05, 2020 05:50 PM IST

    E-commerce to drive warehousing demand in Kolkata

    E-commerce accounted for 27 per cent of the entire warehousing deals in Kolkata and adjoining areas, while FMCG's share was five per cent last year.

  • 'Country of origin' of products: Govt to meet e-tailers again on July 8 Jul 03, 2020 06:26 PM IST

    'Country of origin' of products: Govt to meet e-tailers again on July 8

    E-commerce companies had sought time to make necessary technological changes to display origin of products available for sale.

  • Alibaba, other Chinese suppliers offer discounts to Indian traders as bans, boycotts gain steam Jul 03, 2020 11:39 AM IST

    Alibaba, other Chinese suppliers offer discounts to Indian traders as bans, boycotts gain steam

    Chinese e-commerce major Alibaba and other Chinese suppliers have been offering discounts after #BoycottChinese Product campaign gathered steam and CAIT listed 500 Chinese products it will ban in a phased manner

  • Amazon India to hire 20,000 temporary staff in customer service to serve global customers Jun 28, 2020 04:20 PM IST

    Amazon India to hire 20,000 temporary staff in customer service to serve global customers

    Most of the positions are part of Amazon's 'Virtual Customer Service' programme that provides flexible work-from-home options,

  • SBI working on setting up e-commerce portal for MSMEs: Rajnish Kumar  Jun 27, 2020 08:20 PM IST

    SBI working on setting up e-commerce portal for MSMEs: Rajnish Kumar 

    The portal called Bharat Craft would be jointly run by the bank and the government.

  • Over 90% of sellers back on platform, seeing huge traction in new sign-ups from MSMEs: Flipkart Jun 27, 2020 03:35 PM IST

    Over 90% of sellers back on platform, seeing huge traction in new sign-ups from MSMEs: Flipkart

    Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Delhi and Tamil Nadu were the top states where local micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) have shown maximum interest in taking their businesses online.

  • Unlock 1.0: Demand shoots up, but last-mile challenges delay e-commerce deliveries Jun 25, 2020 07:13 PM IST

    Unlock 1.0: Demand shoots up, but last-mile challenges delay e-commerce deliveries

    What used to be delivered in one day could be taking as much as five days now given the issues related to COVID-19.

  • Unlock 1.0: Demand shoots up; but last-mile challenges delay e-commerce deliveries Jun 25, 2020 07:05 PM IST

    Unlock 1.0: Demand shoots up; but last-mile challenges delay e-commerce deliveries

    What used to be delivered in one day could be taking as much as five days now given the issues related to COVID-19.

  • Govt wants ‘origin of product’ displayed, calls Amazon, Flipkart others for meeting Jun 23, 2020 01:44 PM IST

    Govt wants ‘origin of product’ displayed, calls Amazon, Flipkart others for meeting

    The government has already mandated its online marketplace, GeM, to enter the country of origin while registering new products.

  • E-commerce start-up DealShare to hire 5,000 people by December Jun 19, 2020 01:17 PM IST

    E-commerce start-up DealShare to hire 5,000 people by December

    To cater to the growing e-commerce demand, the company plans to hire 3,000 workforce in the next two-three months in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka and 5,000 by the end of December across all levels in warehouse, delivery and technology segments, he added.

  • Ecom Express to hire 7,000 employees in 2 months Jun 17, 2020 06:36 PM IST

    Ecom Express to hire 7,000 employees in 2 months

    “As a provider of logistics services to the e-commerce industry, employees are paramount and a pivot to what we do. In these difficult times, we see an increase in the demand for online shopping across cities and we need to support the scale and size for doorstep deliveries,” Ecom Express Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer Saurabh Deep Singla said in a statement.

  • Piaggio India launches e-commerce platform for Vespa and Aprilia Jun 10, 2020 10:00 PM IST

    Piaggio India launches e-commerce platform for Vespa and Aprilia

    Through the online stores, customers can now explore all the range of Vespa and Aprilia scooters, select their city, dealership, apply for loan and book online by paying Rs 1,000, the company said in a statement.

  • How safe is your online delivery? Disinfecting returned products a major worry for Amazon, Flipkart sellers Jun 03, 2020 04:30 PM IST

    How safe is your online delivery? Disinfecting returned products a major worry for Amazon, Flipkart sellers

    In the absence of clear-cut directions from e-tailers, the sellers are resorting to hearsay methods to avoid the risk of infection.

  • Aegon ties up with Flipkart for life insurance plan with COVID-19 cover May 27, 2020 03:35 PM IST

    Aegon ties up with Flipkart for life insurance plan with COVID-19 cover

    Aegon said the insurance cover is the first in the industry that will provide life and hospitalization cover for COVID-19.

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