ONLINE SHOPPING

  • Alibaba claims to have spent $161 million fighting fakes since 2013 2 days ago

    Beijing: China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, the world's largest e-commerce company, spent over 1 billion yuan ($160.7 million) combating fake goods and for improving customer protection from the beginning of 2013 to the end of November, the firm said Tuesday. "From Alibaba Group's perspective, we bear a serious responsibility in this...
  • How reliable are warranties for online purchases? 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Even as online retail sales continue to shoot up with the e-commerce industry expected to touch Rs 216 billion ($3.5 billion) in the current fiscal, the sector has recently come under fire with both manufacturers and consumers questioning the reliability of warranties for online purchases and the consequences of...
  • Delhi beats Maharashtra as India's e-commerce hub: eBay 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi has toppled Maharashtra as the No 1 market where maximum number of mobiles and accessories were sold online this year, e-commerce major eBay said today. Last year, Maharashtra was the top market of eBay. According to eBay's Census 2014, tier-II and -III cities are driving the e-commerce market in...
  • Online retail spending to touch the $16 billion mark by 2018: Report December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The online retail spending in the country is expected to reach $16 billion (around Rs 1 lakh crore) by 2018 with the number of people buying online touching 128 million, a report said today. Billions of devices will be connectable with an ability to drastically enhance the quality of...
  • Amazon adds bidding option to site for fine art, collectables December 9, 2014

    New York: Amazon.com added a new feature to its website on Tuesday that allows customers to bid for lower prices on more than 150,000 items, including fine art and rare coins, sold by third-party vendors. The new feature represents a renewed attempt by Amazon to move beyond the fixed-price model on...
  • Google-Motorola Nexus 6 coming to India on December 10; priced at Rs 43,999 onwards December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Along with the Google Chromecast, the recently launched Nexus 6 smartphone is also making its way to India during the Great Online Shopping Festival that will take place from December 10-12. The Google Nexus 6, which is the first Nexus phone to have been made in partnership with...
  • Amazon to use bike messengers for one-hour delivery in New York City: Report December 9, 2014

    Bengaluru: E-commerce giant Amazon.com plans to experiment with bike messengers to offer deliveries in New York City within an hour, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a source familiar with the matter. The company was not immediately available for comment. The superfast service, dubbed "Amazon Prime Now", attempts to replicate shopping in...
  • Amazon Elements launch underscores migration of grocery shopping online December 6, 2014

    London: Amazon.com's launch of its own private label brand of consumer goods, starting with diapers and baby wipes, underscores the website's maturity as a grocery retailer and the migration of grocery shopping online. And if successful, the line's sharp prices could pressure profit margins for other makers of consumer goods, such...
  • Amazon Elements: Amazon launches its own brand of diapers; takes on Huggies, Pampers December 5, 2014

    Washington: Online retailing giant Amazon launched its own brand of diapers on Thursday, opening a new front in retail battles with a direct challenge to name-brand vendors already selling on its website. Amazon said the first offerings in its new Amazon Elements line of consumer products would be diapers and baby...
  • How Amazon is taking help of robots to speed up delivery process December 1, 2014

    Tracy: Amazon.com has installed more than 15,000 robots across 10 US warehouses, a move that promises to cut operating costs by one-fifth and get packages out the door more quickly in the run-up to Christmas. The orange 320-pound (145 kg) robots, which scoot around the floor on wheels, show how Amazon...
  • Hachette and Amazon bury the hatchet, reach agreement on e-book sales November 14, 2014

    Hachette Book Group and Amazon.com said on Thursday they reached a multi-year agreement for e-book and print book sales after months of bitter fighting that pitted writers and publishers against the world's largest online retail store. Hachette, a unit of France's Lagardere SCA and the fourth-largest US book publisher, said the...
  • Local businessman gains momentum through online initiatives November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In this Internet revolution, a majority of consumers look online for local products or services. Why to go out and explore your requirement when you can 'get online'. With local businesses flourishing in India in every state, city or even small towns, more and more people are connecting...
  • Indian e-commerce market to reach the $20 billion mark next year: Report November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The e-commerce market in the country is expected to grow 37 per cent to reach $20 billion by next year on the back of growing internet population and increased online shoppers, a report has said. "E-commerce in India is a $11 billion market, and is estimated to reach $20...
  • Online retailer HomeShop18 stops selling books online November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: In what comes as a surprise, e-commerce major HomeShop18 has stopped selling books online. The company has issued a notice announcing that it will no longer be selling books on the site. The notice, however, states no reason as to why the company has discontinued the books section. The...
  • Amazon India launches Kannada books, movies, music store November 1, 2014

    Bangalore: Amazon.in, has announced the launch of its Kannada books, movies and music store. The store with a wide selection of more than 7,300 books, 4,700 movies and 2,500 music albums are available at "great" prices and convenience of shopping online, making it thus the largest selection in India, Amazon...
  • India one of the fastest growing e-commerce markets in Asia-Pacific October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The India eCommerce market will reach $6 billion in 2015, a 70 per cent increase over 2014 revenue of $3.5 billion, Gartner Inc. said. "Digital commerce is at a nascent stage in India. However, India is one of the fastest-growing e-commerce markets in Asia/Pacific," Praveen Sengar, research director at...
  • Amazon to open its first physical store: Report October 10, 2014

    New York: Amazon is planning to open its first physical store. That's according to a report in The Wall Street Journal that said Thursday the largest US e-commerce retailer will open a store in Manhattan ahead of the holiday shopping season. It cites anonymous sources familiar with the matter. It is not...
  • Flipkart accepts shoddy performance, apologises for glitches October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after its mega sales scheme, Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart today accepted its below expectation performance with an apology and promised to come better prepared next time. "While we stand humbled by the sheer faith that such a large number of customers have shown in us, we are...
  • Flipkart sends apology mail to customers after its botched 'Big Billion Day Sale' October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: E-retailer Flipkart's "The Big Billion Day Sale" on Monday started with a roar and ended in a whimper. While many customers failed to log in, others could not book their desired products. A day later, Flipkart admitted that the company was not prepared for the mega rush for...
  • Charges dropped against a man who tried to sell a rhinoceros head online October 7, 2014

    Milton, NH: A New Hampshire man who tried to sell a 70-pound rhinoceros head online is happy that charges against him have been dropped. Ari Goldenberg of Milton was charged by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2012 with selling an endangered species and falsifying records. Local media report that...
  • Flipkart claims billion hits, buyers feel cheated on discounts October 7, 2014

    Bangalore: India's largest e-retailer Flipkart claimed to have got a billion hits for its special sales offer Monday, but millions of buyers felt cheated on its discounts, as they alleged the prices quoted were higher, even as its portal crashed during the day. "The prices printed in its advertisements in leading...
  • Has e-commerce hit the business of traditional retailers? October 6, 2014

    Discounts are perhaps not new for e-commerce giants. But now they've taken it to the next level with prices hitting a rock bottom. These websites have hit the business of traditional retailers. Shylaja Varma checks out how e-commerce is burning a hole in their pockets and what the customer really...
  • 'I don't need it, but it's on sale! Add to cart': 10 things every online buyer went through during the Flipkart Big Billion Day sale October 6, 2014

    From the front page of newspapers to Twitter trends, Flipkart's Big Billion Day sale was the talk of the town this morning. Online shopping addicts were up since morning, adding products to cart way before the sale had begun. As soon as the clock struck 8, users were hit by...
  • Live: Best online deals you shouldn't miss out on October 6, 2014

    It seems to be a big day today - at least in terms of online sales. From Flipkart to Snapdeal, online retailers have been luring customers with their steal offers since morning. While some buyers have managed to grab the best of the deals under Flipkart's 'Big Billion Day' and...
  • Amazon to sell packaged food and beverages in India from mid-October: Report October 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Online retailer Amazon.com Inc plans to sell packaged food and beverages in India from mid-October, the Economic Times reported, citing a person familiar with the matter. Amazon, which has already started accepting bookings for Coco-Cola Zero - the beverage's low-calorie variant, will eventually start selling fresh food in India, the...
  • Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba in talks with Snapdeal to enter India: Report September 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba is in talks with online retailer Snapdeal to enter India, the Economic Times reported on Thursday, citing two people aware of the development. Alibaba, whose shares are set to debut on the US market on Friday in what could be the world's largest ever initial public...
  • Croma partners with Snapdeal to sell its products online September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Tata Group promoted electronics retail chain Croma and Snapdeal.com entered into a strategic partnership to sell products online. As per the agreement, Snapdeal.com would create Croma's Flagship Store on its ecommerce website to sell electronics items including mobiles, tablets and laptops, a statement by both the retailers said. The two...
  • London designers target fashionhungry shoppers with 'tech firsts' September 15, 2014

    London: Fuelled by the boom in online sales for the latest trends, London's designers are finding new ways to deliver instant gratification to fashion hungry shoppers, amid high hopes of boosting growth in the sector. British retailer Topshop, whose website attracts an average of 4.5 million hits a week, launched a...
  • Twitter tests shopping service with a 'buy' button on tweets September 9, 2014

    Bangalore: Twitter is testing a "buy" button in some tweets that allows a mobile user to buy directly from a tweet. A small percentage of US users will be able to see the "buy" button from Monday, Twitter wrote in a blog post. "Users will get access to offers and merchandise they...
  • 'What do you do online if you don't shop?!': 16 struggles only a compulsive online shopping addict will understand September 8, 2014

    Do you get excited every time you receive a mailer from an online shopping website declaring new offers? Don't worry; you're not the only one. With the mushrooming of several ecommerce websites on the internet, you've probably bought everything from clothes to diapers and shoes to jewellery online.Every time you...