Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: e-commerce

Amazon, Flipkart, FB, Twitter’s troubles show Modi govt is creating a protectionist economy

In the garb of checking manipulative behaviour by online marketplaces, India is effectively muzzling leading US players & tilting the balance in favour of offline commerce.

Swadeshi push, no flash sales: How draft e-commerce rules will impact Amazon, Flipkart, others

India is set to tighten laws governing e-commerce companies as it looks to create a more level-playing field between online and offline retailers.

Modi govt proposes ban on mis-selling, fraudulent flash sales on e-commerce platforms

Ban on misleading users by manipulating search results, appointment of chief compliance officer and resident grievance officer are some of the other amendments being proposed.

How Ranodeep Saha & Vijaya Kumar Thalanki Rajagopal’s startup Rare Planets is helping craftsmen

Rare Planet was launched in 2017. Its products are listed on e-commerce websites and they have partnered with NBFCs to increase the salability of their products.

Flipkart looking to raise $3 bn as competition from Amazon, Reliance, Tata heats up

The startup is targeting a valuation of about $40 billion as it plans to debut in the public markets next year. Japan’s SoftBank could invest $300-$500 million in the company.

Why Capital Dumping is not a threat to e-commerce industry

Allegations that global companies are dumping capital into the Indian e-commerce market arises from an inaccurate perception that the e-commerce industry is not capital-intensive.

10 new business models that redefined e-commerce in the last decade

From online education to OTT subscriptions, the 2010s have seen several new e-commerce startups emerge to widespread success.

How Covid pushed consumers towards e-commerce sites for appliance shopping

According to a survey by Smart Home Guide, more than 50% Indians bought home appliances online in the past year.

Now Walmart to build massive warehouse in India with billionaire Gautam Adani

The partnership marks the entry of Adani into the three-way fight for domination of India’s online shopping space. Up against the Walmart-Adani alliance is Amazon & Reliance Industries.

Got fooled by product rating, reviews on e-tailer site? MPs’ panel has a plan to fix this

Parliamentary committee has also said user privacy and data security are of utmost importance, and that people's 'right to be forgotten' online is paramount.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


HAL signed an MoU for opening an office in Kuala Lumpur | Twitter

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to open first overseas marketing office in Malaysia for LCA Tejas

HAL is tapping new business opportunities for Light Combat Aircraft Tejas as well as servicing of Su-30 aircraft and Hawk trainer aircraft for the Royal Malaysian Air Force.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.