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  • Amazon, Flipkart festive sales begins on September 23 amid macro headwinds Sep 13, 2022 05:11 PM IST

    Amazon, Flipkart festive sales begins on September 23 amid macro headwinds

    Industry players and analysts will be closely watching e-commerce platforms’ performance in this year’s festive season amid fears of inflation hurting consumer demand and online sales dipping due to increased footfall at offline stores

  • BluWheelz aims to onboard 1 lakh e-vehicles on its platform by 2028 Sep 07, 2022 09:11 PM IST

    BluWheelz aims to onboard 1 lakh e-vehicles on its platform by 2028

    The bootstrapped fleet-as-a-service (EFaS) start-up has no immediate plans to raise funds or file for an IPO in the medium term. It is in active discussions with Delhivery, Ecom Express, Shiprocket, BigBasket for delivery solutions, , and is in advanced talks with Omega Seiki Mobility, Altigreen, Log9 Materials, Piaggio and other OEMs for vehicle purchases.

  • E-commerce festive fervour may take a beating this year as inflation bites Sep 05, 2022 11:38 AM IST

    E-commerce festive fervour may take a beating this year as inflation bites

    Festive season sales are expected to grow 15-20 percent year-on-year compared with 25-50 percent over the past few years, experts and analysts said.

  • No plan yet to have e-commerce regulator, minister tells Parliament Aug 03, 2022 01:28 PM IST

    No plan yet to have e-commerce regulator, minister tells Parliament

    Several trader bodies have called for a policy with India’s e-commerce market is poised to rise to $111.4 billion by 2025 from $46.2 billion in 2020

  • How can you tokenise your credit/debit card? Aug 02, 2022 05:26 PM IST

    How can you tokenise your credit/debit card?

  • E-commerce policy remains in limbo as ministries differ, provisions carved out to other legislation Jul 28, 2022 12:07 PM IST

    E-commerce policy remains in limbo as ministries differ, provisions carved out to other legislation

    The policy is expected to significantly impact India’s e-commerce market, which is poised to rise to $111.4 billion by 2025. Currently, the sector is regulated piecemeal through a series of rules implemented by different ministries.

  • Brand-support platform AnyMind Group raises $29.4 million in Series D funding Jul 19, 2022 02:36 PM IST

    Brand-support platform AnyMind Group raises $29.4 million in Series D funding

    AnyMind Group has so far acquired seven companies from various countries including Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand and India.

  • From IT to retail, the top five sectors where hiring continues to be strong Jul 08, 2022 04:32 PM IST

    From IT to retail, the top five sectors where hiring continues to be strong

    This assertion from staffing firms and job aggregators also syncs with broader government figures related to merchandise export, GST collections and payroll numbers.

  • A revolution is coming at India’s e-commerce marketplace Jul 08, 2022 11:40 AM IST

    A revolution is coming at India’s e-commerce marketplace

    The ONDC framework will open up the e-commerce channel to all sellers and intermediaries, democratising access to the market

  • India Inc’s hiring appetite to grow in Q2; IT, FMCG, Education among key sectoral drivers: TeamLease Jul 06, 2022 04:10 PM IST

    India Inc’s hiring appetite to grow in Q2; IT, FMCG, Education among key sectoral drivers: TeamLease

    Attrition continues to be high in sectors like IT (22%), educational services (13.11%), healthcare and pharma (12.25%) and ecommerce (11.04%) .

  • ONDC can become next UPI : Union IT minister Ashwini Vaishnaw Jul 05, 2022 04:31 PM IST

    ONDC can become next UPI : Union IT minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

    On Tuesday, Union IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw expressed optimism that the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC), one of India's most popular digital technologies, can succeed UPI.

  • Zomato-Blinkit deal: The numbers don’t add up Jun 28, 2022 12:44 PM IST

    Zomato-Blinkit deal: The numbers don’t add up

    The two questions that need clear answers are: whether quick commerce is a structural change or passing fad, and where Blinkit fits in Zomato’s business plan

  • Ola to shut Dash, its quick commerce business, and merge cars unit with electric division Jun 25, 2022 10:12 AM IST

    Ola to shut Dash, its quick commerce business, and merge cars unit with electric division

    The firm has said the move is part of its strategy to accelerate its electrification journey and build on its core capabilities in mobility and financial services

  • Seven companies adopt ONDC protocols: Commerce Ministry Jun 23, 2022 10:07 PM IST

    Seven companies adopt ONDC protocols: Commerce Ministry

    The commerce and industry ministry announced on Thursday that seven enterprises, including a buyer-side app and five seller-side apps, have accepted ONDC standards and created their own ONDC-compatible apps.

  • Exclusive: Top restaurant body, ONDC in talks to end ‘monopolisation’ by Zomato, Swiggy Jun 21, 2022 04:36 PM IST

    Exclusive: Top restaurant body, ONDC in talks to end ‘monopolisation’ by Zomato, Swiggy

    Over the next couple of months, a mix of few large and smaller restaurants may join the network for a pilot on the interoperable e-commerce network

  • Need to protect consumers amid consolidation of internet-economy in hands of few: Govt Jun 20, 2022 07:02 PM IST

    Need to protect consumers amid consolidation of internet-economy in hands of few: Govt

    Concerned about the growing consolidation of internet-based economic activity among a few businesses in several sectors, the government stated on Monday that consumers' interests must be protected and that they must not be exploited.

  • Parliamentary committee suggests identifying ‘gatekeeper’ e-commerce platforms Jun 16, 2022 08:37 PM IST

    Parliamentary committee suggests identifying ‘gatekeeper’ e-commerce platforms

    The committee has also suggested new measures to detect anti-competitive mergers and acquisitions in the e-commerce sector.

  • Understanding ONDC, the open network billed to be the UPI of e-commerce Jun 15, 2022 01:25 PM IST

    Understanding ONDC, the open network billed to be the UPI of e-commerce

    ONDC is building a digital network for the e-commerce industry that allows any seller to connect with any buyer in India

  • Happy ending for India as WTO conference wraps up with global deals? Find out Jun 10, 2022 05:03 PM IST

    Happy ending for India as WTO conference wraps up with global deals? Find out

    At one stage, a series of demands from India, which sees itself as the champion of poor farmers and fishermen as well as developing countries, appeared set to paralyse talks but accommodations were found.

  • Exclusive | ONDC may charge consumers 1-2 percent transaction fee from year end Jun 09, 2022 02:21 PM IST

    Exclusive | ONDC may charge consumers 1-2 percent transaction fee from year end

    The open e-commerce network is currently in its pilot stage in five cities and is not charging any fees from consumers

  • Exclusive | ITC, Unilever, Dabur in talks with ONDC; Shopify may join too Jun 01, 2022 01:39 PM IST

    Exclusive | ITC, Unilever, Dabur in talks with ONDC; Shopify may join too

    The Indian open network for e-commerce is also exploring ways to build a system that will help the FMCG companies offer separate deals and price points to distributors, retailers and individual consumers

  • After halving profits, Nykaa aims to double down on omnichannel and new verticals May 28, 2022 08:24 AM IST

    After halving profits, Nykaa aims to double down on omnichannel and new verticals

    The cosmetics-to-fashion platform blamed EBITDA fall on launch of new businesses, increased marketing costs and expansion of fulfilment capacity.

  • Tech Mantra: How Geocoding has revolutionised the business landscape May 24, 2022 09:38 AM IST

    Tech Mantra: How Geocoding has revolutionised the business landscape

    Geocoding technology is empowering businesses to adapt and fulfil the requirements of the present generation of customers 

  • Meesho to join Open Network for Digital Commerce; plans to take on Amazon, Flipkart with branded offerings May 20, 2022 11:50 AM IST

    Meesho to join Open Network for Digital Commerce; plans to take on Amazon, Flipkart with branded offerings

    Meesho Mall move is significant as the Bengaluru-headquartered company has previously only focused on the non-branded segment and the price-over-convenience market

  • D2C brand BlissClub raises $15 million in Series A led by Eight Roads Ventures, Elevation Capital May 18, 2022 12:04 PM IST

    D2C brand BlissClub raises $15 million in Series A led by Eight Roads Ventures, Elevation Capital

    The startup will use the funds to build its app, for research and development, marketing and expand its 70-member team

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