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  • 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.

  • Explained | Here's how Facebook Shops plans to boost small businesses May 26, 2020 03:42 PM IST

    Explained | Here's how Facebook Shops plans to boost small businesses

    Moneycontrol's Shraddha Sharma explains what Facebook and listed businesses can gain from this addition.

  • Policy | India’s e-commerce is COVID-19 resistant, but reforms are required May 26, 2020 02:02 PM IST

    Policy | India’s e-commerce is COVID-19 resistant, but reforms are required

    Regulators must ensure a level playing field for all e-commerce players. This will benefit the consumer and turbo charge the MSME sector, and the Digital India and Make In India components of the government’s vision

  • Govt should keep in abeyance equalisation levy on non-resident e-commerce cos: Experts May 24, 2020 06:46 PM IST

    Govt should keep in abeyance equalisation levy on non-resident e-commerce cos: Experts

    Last month, a group of nine business bodies had written to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman seeking deferment of 2 percent tax imposed on non-resident e-commerce companies.

  • E-commerce players see strong demand for non-essential goods from red zones May 19, 2020 10:25 PM IST

    E-commerce players see strong demand for non-essential goods from red zones

    After more than 50 days, e-commerce companies like Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal were allowed to ship all items across the country (except containment zones).

  • COVID-19 lockdown: E-commerce firms start taking orders of non-essentials in ‘red zone’ cities; deliveries to begin from today May 18, 2020 06:40 PM IST

    COVID-19 lockdown: E-commerce firms start taking orders of non-essentials in ‘red zone’ cities; deliveries to begin from today

    Most consumers order kitchen equipment, clothes, trimmers, and work-from-home items like keyboards on the first day.

  • E-commerce companies may resume full services from Monday, await states' views May 18, 2020 08:30 AM IST

    E-commerce companies may resume full services from Monday, await states' views

    According to the latest Union Home Ministry's order, "all other activities will be permitted, except those which are specifically prohibited" under the fourth phase of the lockdown that ends on May 31.

  • #AtmanirbharBharat | Patanjali to soon begin sales of swadeshi products via online portal, OrderMe: Report May 15, 2020 01:13 PM IST

    #AtmanirbharBharat | Patanjali to soon begin sales of swadeshi products via online portal, OrderMe: Report

    Patanjali’s own ayurvedic products will sell at the OrderMe site and also it will allow consumers to get in touch with nearby stores selling Indian products. The home delivery will be done for the orders and it will be charge no money.

  • E-commerce regains 30% of pre-lockdown order volume, says Unicommerce eSolutions May 12, 2020 09:00 PM IST

    E-commerce regains 30% of pre-lockdown order volume, says Unicommerce eSolutions

    Unicommerce is an e-commerce focused supply chain solutions provider, and claims to process over 20 percent of the country's e-commerce volume.

  • Paytm Mall records 1.5 times demand in electronics, mobile phones May 12, 2020 07:19 AM IST

    Paytm Mall records 1.5 times demand in electronics, mobile phones

    Overall, the demand for products in non-essential categories has grown two-folds compared to March sales after the government allowed sales in orange and green through e-commerce firms from May 4 onwards, it said.

  • Coronavirus lockdown | Government, startups and kirana stores come together to deliver essentials May 07, 2020 03:45 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown | Government, startups and kirana stores come together to deliver essentials

    A slew of other startups such as Shiprocket, JustMyRoots, and Ninjacart also ventured in to delivering essentials.

  • E-commerce companies struggle to continue business in green, orange zones despite relaxations May 07, 2020 10:12 AM IST

    E-commerce companies struggle to continue business in green, orange zones despite relaxations

    These companies are also facing issues as several retailers have not been able to open up their fulfilment and sorting centres that fall in red zones, where the number of cases is on the rise.

  • Coronavirus impact | E-commerce platforms see heavy traffic for non-essentials: Report May 06, 2020 10:04 AM IST

    Coronavirus impact | E-commerce platforms see heavy traffic for non-essentials: Report

    With people continuing to work from home during the summer, e-commerce platforms are witnessing heavy search traffic for air conditioners and smart devices.

  • Working with sellers to help them make products available: Flipkart May 02, 2020 08:55 PM IST

    Working with sellers to help them make products available: Flipkart

    While the lockdown has been extended till May 17, some relaxations were announced on Friday for various business activities and people's movement within areas with limited or no COVID-19 cases.

  • CAIT to launch national e-commerce marketplace May 01, 2020 02:31 PM IST

    CAIT to launch national e-commerce marketplace

    The e commerce portal will see participation from retailers and would be owned by the traders themselves to ensure privacy of consumers data

  • Snapdeal, 4 Indian shopping complexes figure in US Notorious Markets List Apr 29, 2020 09:40 PM IST

    Snapdeal, 4 Indian shopping complexes figure in US Notorious Markets List

    Other than Snapdeal, the four markets are Tank Road in Delhi, Heera Panna in Mumbai, Kidderpore in Kolkata and Millennium Centre in Aizawl.

  • Paytm Mall gets over 3.5 lakh requests for electronics products during lockdown Apr 29, 2020 05:25 PM IST

    Paytm Mall gets over 3.5 lakh requests for electronics products during lockdown

    Paytm Mall senior vice-president Srinivas Mothey in a statement said that items like laptops, mobile phones computer accessories that facilitate work from home should be included in the list of essential items.

  • JioMart gets a WhatsApp number, rolls out services in areas near Mumbai Apr 26, 2020 12:15 PM IST

    JioMart gets a WhatsApp number, rolls out services in areas near Mumbai

    Launched in January, the web-only arm of Reliance Retail allows consumers to purchase from among 50,000 products including groceries and other essential items.

  • Facebook-Jio Deal has the potential to change India’s e-space Apr 23, 2020 07:09 PM IST

    Facebook-Jio Deal has the potential to change India’s e-space

    This partnership has the potential to deliver significant results for India across multiple domains. Vision and ambition aside, both the companies need to realise each other’s strengths and core competencies to deliver on their promise.

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