Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicOnline shopping

Topic: online shopping

Traders’ body opposes health ministry ad encouraging online shopping, demands its withdrawal

The Confederation of All India Traders in its letter has said the health ministry ad is against India's more than 8 crore small businesses & can be seen as promoting global online companies.

60% Indians ready to spend this festive season, up from 30% at Covid 2nd wave peak: Survey

Survey by LocalCircles says the rise indicates the 'economic uncertainty that was prevailing in May at the peak of second Covid-19 wave has greatly reduced'.

Zoutons unveils what to expect from 2021’s biggest upcoming sales

With the sale season right around the corner, it is the perfect time for shopaholics to wake up from their slumber. The urban consumers...

Almost 4% of all online reviews are fake. Their impact is costing us $152 billion

E-commerce businesses must identify and filter invalid reviews, protect small businesses, be proactive and prioritise action against them.

72% consumers in India against ban on flash sales on e-commerce sites, survey finds

The survey also finds that 49% respondents preferred online shopping in last one year, gauges mood of buyers on changes proposed to e-commerce regulations in India in June.

Amazon or Big Bazaar, Indians want low prices. Online retail must be a level-playing field

India’s e-commerce rules single out foreign-owned online platforms like Amazon and Flipkart. But the domestic online and offline retailers follow similar marketing tactics.

How Netherlands plans to move to zero-emission deliveries by 2025

The Netherlands government is giving delivery firms cash help to buy or lease electric vehicles.

How pandemic fostered Indian consumers’ faith in e-commerce sites

In 2020, Indian consumers turned to e-commerce sites for essential items and groceries. But Reliance's push to tighten regulations for Amazon and Flipkart will curb this growth.

Why Legal Metrology Act is relevant for marketplace e-commerce entities

The pandemic led to a rise in online shopping, and the laws intended for e-commerce & consumer protection and interpretation of the rules gained prominence among people.

How China’s online shopping addiction is killing its green packaging drive

Online shopping has become key driver of China’s domestic economy, especially during the pandemic. Authorities have been reluctant to institute rules that could hurt the industry.

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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