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  • Bengaluru-based startup HappyCredit raises Rs 5 crore in pre-seed money from Goodwater Capital, others Sep 22, 2021 05:44 PM IST

    Bengaluru-based startup HappyCredit raises Rs 5 crore in pre-seed money from Goodwater Capital, others

    The fresh funds will be used to launch new products, build talent and enhance the company’s growth.

  • Myntra partners with Better Cotton Initiative Sep 07, 2021 10:52 PM IST

    Myntra partners with Better Cotton Initiative

    Myntra plans to increase sourcing about 50 per cent of its cotton requirements from BCI in the next five to seven years.

  • Walmart raises forecast as people return to stores, online sales slow Aug 17, 2021 09:07 PM IST

    Walmart raises forecast as people return to stores, online sales slow

    Walmart is on track to reach $75 billion in global ecommerce sales by the end of the year - the retailer reported its biggest ever online sales growth of 97% last year as people used its quick delivery services to order essentials at the height of the pandemic.

  • Centre may make changes to draft e-commerce rules: Report Aug 09, 2021 10:52 AM IST

    Centre may make changes to draft e-commerce rules: Report

    E-commerce companies and industry associations also had virtual meetings with the consumer affairs ministry and the government's investment promotion arm, Invest India.

  • Logistics solutions provider Ecom Express launches self sign-up portal ‘E-zippie’ for small businesses Aug 02, 2021 04:57 PM IST

    Logistics solutions provider Ecom Express launches self sign-up portal ‘E-zippie’ for small businesses

    With this portal, the leading technology enabled end-to-end logistics solutions provider is aiming to welcome aboard micro-entrepreneurs, small business owners, sole-proprietors and home-preneurs.

  • Walmart's Flipkart says Indian probe shouldn't treat it the same as Amazon Jul 18, 2021 03:59 PM IST

    Walmart's Flipkart says Indian probe shouldn't treat it the same as Amazon

    Both Amazon and Flipkart have challenged the Competition Commission of India (CCI) in court as they seek revocation of an Indian court's June decision to allow an antitrust probe against them to continue. The companies deny any wrongdoing.

  • Government planning open network platform for e-commerce, hopes for UPI-like success Jul 12, 2021 11:05 AM IST

    Government planning open network platform for e-commerce, hopes for UPI-like success

    The ONDC model is thus being viewed as a potential competitor to Amazon and Flipkart and officials are hopeful of a UPI-like success once large private players come on-board.

  • Big e-commerce players must follow the law of the land Jul 06, 2021 02:29 PM IST

    Big e-commerce players must follow the law of the land

    New rules for online marketplaces seek to level the playing field and protect the interest of consumers 

  • E-commerce and the policy confusion Jun 24, 2021 08:34 AM IST

    E-commerce and the policy confusion

    The proposed regulations have too many issues that seem to be designed to make things difficult for both global and domestic online players

  • Opinion | Time is ripe for an e-commerce regulator in India Jun 17, 2021 12:25 PM IST

    Opinion | Time is ripe for an e-commerce regulator in India

    Both Amazon and Walmart-owned Flipkart are non-Indian and could be categorised as foreign players, answerable primarily to their global shareholders. This structure leads to the potential risk of these companies viewing India purely as a market and ‘investment-on-demand’ basis

  • Amazon and Flipkart cannot insist on ecosystem conducive to their interests Jun 16, 2021 08:33 AM IST

    Amazon and Flipkart cannot insist on ecosystem conducive to their interests

    The two e-commerce companies have closed ranks in India to take on the Indian government and its marketplace model. The reason for their disenchantment with this model is not far to seek 

  • Opinion | Like China, India too needs a home-grown e-commerce champion Jun 15, 2021 02:59 PM IST

    Opinion | Like China, India too needs a home-grown e-commerce champion

    The success tasted by some large domestic corporate groups in the online retail segment bears testimony to the fact that local business leaders have it in them to give their overseas counterparts a strong run for their money 

  • News Analysis | Karnataka HC order throws spotlight on Amazon’s FDI rule violations Jun 14, 2021 03:30 PM IST

    News Analysis | Karnataka HC order throws spotlight on Amazon’s FDI rule violations

    Anti-competitive practices such as promoting preferred sellers on their websites and preferential listing slots stem from the need to defeat India’s foreign direct investment (FDI) rules that seek to protect the livelihood of millions of small traders in the country 

  • $300 million, 10 startups and a dream: Decoding the secretive Thrasio-model by Indian startups  Jun 11, 2021 08:19 AM IST

    $300 million, 10 startups and a dream: Decoding the secretive Thrasio-model by Indian startups 

    Three-year-old Thrasio had $500 million revenue and $100 million in profit last year. Now, Indian investors are investing nearly $300 million in the first funding rounds of Thrasio's India equivalents. Moneycontrol decodes the stakes involved, challenges, opportunities and what's next for them.

  • Alteria Capital, B2B startups eye community initiative  Jun 09, 2021 10:10 PM IST

    Alteria Capital, B2B startups eye community initiative 

    Alteria Capital, in partnership with B2B firms Infra.Market and Zetwerk, is launching a virtual platform for founders of B2B startups to ideate, discuss problems, find solutions and build a network

  • Why a US-like consumer-led recovery looks unlikely Jun 08, 2021 12:27 PM IST

    Why a US-like consumer-led recovery looks unlikely

    Indian households may not join global peers in a spending frenzy

  • Instamojo launches Shopify-like e-commerce platform Jun 08, 2021 12:10 PM IST

    Instamojo launches Shopify-like e-commerce platform

    Instamojo, which helps small brands process their online payments, is now also helping these brands set up their own e-commerce platform with Instamojo handling the backend entirely, similar to Canadian firm Shopify, which has become a raging success in recent times.

  • A pitch on a turbulent flight: How BigBasket got its Series A funding May 04, 2021 04:52 PM IST

    A pitch on a turbulent flight: How BigBasket got its Series A funding

    How BigBasket secured its first cheque from an institutional investor, and the series of serendipitous events that led to its creation in 2011

  • Exclusive | Meesho CEO Vidit Aatrey: Will focus only on India for next few years Apr 05, 2021 02:41 PM IST

    Exclusive | Meesho CEO Vidit Aatrey: Will focus only on India for next few years

    The social commerce firm wants to focus only on India- a change in strategy- and enable 100 million small businesses to come online. The Facebook-backed startup also wants to be platform agnostic and be wherever the user goes, not just WhatsApp or Instagram,

  • Amazon, Flipkart vs CCI: CCI is well within its rights to probe Amazon, Flipkart, it tells Karnataka HC Mar 16, 2021 07:30 PM IST

    Amazon, Flipkart vs CCI: CCI is well within its rights to probe Amazon, Flipkart, it tells Karnataka HC

    The CCI said there are matters pertaining to Amazon and Flipkart being heard at other jurisdictions, it doesn't stop the CCI from making its enquiry.

  • Government e-Marketplace eyes orders worth Rs 1  lakh crore  in FY22 Mar 12, 2021 10:44 AM IST

    Government e-Marketplace eyes orders worth Rs 1  lakh crore  in FY22

    Orders on the GeM increased to Rs 37,000 crore in FY21, from Rs 23,000 crore in FY20

  • To ensure fair competition in e-retail, keep a close eye on Amazon Feb 19, 2021 01:17 PM IST

    To ensure fair competition in e-retail, keep a close eye on Amazon

    Of particular scrutiny should be the Seattle-based company’s contractual arrangements with its bigger selling partners in India and how the terms specified in such pacts compare with what Amazon has with its other selling partners 

  • Report finds Amazon flouting Indian laws | In conversation with CAIT’s Praveen Khandelwal Feb 18, 2021 08:14 PM IST

    Report finds Amazon flouting Indian laws | In conversation with CAIT’s Praveen Khandelwal

    Taking its fight against e-commerce majors Amazon and Flipkart to the next level, trader body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has announced it will be launching a nationwide agitation from January 26 with sit-ins at up to 1,500 locations. Praveen Khandelwal tells Priyanka Sahay why it is important and what legal actions the industry body is contemplating.

  • Soon, your smiles and frowns will tell an etailer your likes and dislikes Feb 09, 2021 01:35 PM IST

    Soon, your smiles and frowns will tell an etailer your likes and dislikes

    Facial recognition and emotion analysis will soon help etailers capture customers’ emotions and help them offer the right products. Artificial intelligence will help the etailers detect a shopper's gender, age and emotions, among other things, in real time, and target them with relevant ads and promotions

  • Future-RIL deal | Future Group rejects Delhi High Court proposal for entering into talks with Amazon for amicable resolution Feb 02, 2021 04:17 PM IST

    Future-RIL deal | Future Group rejects Delhi High Court proposal for entering into talks with Amazon for amicable resolution

    Last week, Kishore Biyani said that Amazon’s bid to stall Future Group’s $3.4 billion retail assets sale is similar to Alexander the Great’s “ruthless ambition to scorch the earth."

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