How Amazon is building its India biz via strategic bets

Anand J & Dearton Thomas Hector

Earlier this month, e-commerce behemoth Amazon.com Inc. became only the second US company to touch a market valuation of $1 trillion ....

18 September, 2018

Alibaba's Jack Ma to retire in 2019, CEO Zhang to take over as chairman

Reuters

Jack Ma, the charismatic co-founder of China’s largest e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, will step down as chairman ....

8 September, 2018
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Tribunal asks Walmart to explain India business model after Flipkart deal

Reuters

Walmart Inc's unit has been asked to explain its business model in India after its acquisition of e-commerce platform ....

7 September, 2018

Amazon gets leg-up over local e-commerce rivals by launching Hindi app

Reuters

Amazon.com on Tuesday launched a Hindi version of its mobile website and app for Android smartphones in a bid to make deeper inroads ....

4 September, 2018

E-commerce to grow over four times to $150 bn by 2022: Nasscom & PwC report

Payal Ganguly

The country’s e-commerce sector will grow over four times to $150 billion (Rs 10.64 trillion) by 2022, from $36 billion ....

31 August, 2018

Alibaba’s first-quarter revenue jumps on strength in e-commerce, cloud businesses

Reuters

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, the world’s biggest online retailer, topped first-quarter revenue estimates on Thursday, driven ....

23 August, 2018
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Nasscom’s Ashish Aggarwal on why proposed data privacy laws could hurt Indian cos

Anand J

Data privacy has been a hot topic in India of late in the aftermath of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica controversy, the release ....

20 August, 2018

Fashion startup GAIA Bespoke secures pre-series A funding

Kavya Kothiyal

GAIA Bespoke, an omnichannel platform for made-to-measure western womenswear, has raised an undisclosed amount in pre-Series A ....

16 August, 2018

In numbers: How is the govt's e-commerce experiment coming along?

Dearton Thomas Hector

Two years ago, the Indian government decided to embrace e-commerce by launching a national procurement portal called Government ....

10 August, 2018

Virtual changing room startup Try & Buy raises pre-Series A funding

Kavya Kothiyal

Virtual trial room startup Try & Buy Fashions Pvt. Ltd has raised $1 million (Rs 7 crore) in a pre-Series A round from funding ....

10 August, 2018
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This firm thinks a combination of e-commerce and AI can help farmers cut costs

Anirban Ghoshal

For Indian farmers, fetching a fair price for their produce remains a distant dream. One firm thinks it can offer a fix at the ....

30 July, 2018

What's behind Hotstar and Flipkart's new ad platform

Anand J

Homegrown e-commerce giant Flipkart and video streaming service Hotstar have joined hands to launch a new advertising platform ....

20 July, 2018

IndiaMart sells travel marketplace HelloTravel ahead of proposed IPO

Binu Paul

IndiaMart InterMesh Ltd, which operates business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce firm IndiaMart, has announced the sale of its online ....

2 July, 2018

Temporary relief for e-tailers as govt defers rollout of new tax provision

Shweta Sharma

E-commerce firms can heave a sigh of relief - for now - as the government has decided to defer a tax provision that the likes ....

25 June, 2018

How emerging tech is helping e-tailers cut costs, tackle fraud

Anirban Ghoshal

E-commerce companies are increasingly using artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and virtual reality (VR) to reduce expenditure ....

25 June, 2018

Why local startups fretting about foreign rivals should consult Jack Ma’s playbook

Aish Sinha

One of the arguments in favour of protectionism in the Indian e-commerce industry is that China protected its consumer internet ....

14 June, 2018

Exclusive: Ex-Flipkart execs' reverse auction-based e-comm firm gets seed funding

Binu Paul

Arzooo.com, a reverse auction-based e-commerce platform launched by two former Flipkart executives, has raised an undisclosed ....

24 May, 2018

School supplies startup Edyoo gets pre-Series A cheque

Shweta Sharma

Edyoo, an e-commerce platform which sells products primarily used by schoolgoing children, has raised $1 million (Rs 6.8 crore) ....

23 May, 2018

Walmart’s quarterly US e-commerce sales growth accelerates

Reuters

Walmart Inc, the world’s biggest retailer, posted a rebound in its U.S. e-commerce business on Thursday and beat profit ....

17 May, 2018

Flipkart's wholesale arm more than halves losses for FY17

Shweta Sharma

Flipkart India Pvt. Ltd, the wholesale arm of e-commerce major Flipkart, more than halved its losses for the year through March ....

17 May, 2018

Flipkart assures sellers of continuity amid fears of Walmart’s labels hogging online shelves

Binu Paul

E-commerce firm Flipkart has sought to assure its 150,000 sellers of operational continuity, amid fears of Walmart’s private ....

11 May, 2018