SHOPPING

  • Delhi beats Maharashtra as India's e-commerce hub: eBay Yesterday

    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...
  • Second bomb hoax call in Gurgaon today 2 days ago

    Gurgaon: A caller kept the Gurgaon police on its toes for the second day on Thursday with a call about a bomb planted at a shopping complex here which later turned out to be a hoax. The Arcadia shopping complex in South City on Sohna road was evacuated after the police...
  • Finding Christmas gift for wife Michelle is a puzzle for Barack Obama too 5 days ago

    Washington: Running America, President Barack Obama can do. But finding a gift for his wife Michelle is a tough one. "She's very fashionable and she looks good. I'm worried about buying her clothes," the President said on the radio show 'On Air With Ryan Seacrest'. "On Christmas Day, she will look at...
  • Online retail spending to touch the $16 billion mark by 2018: Report 5 days ago

    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...
  • Why online grocery shopping is the next big thing in Indian e-commerce November 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Put off by snarled city traffic and a shortage of parking, more Indians are shopping for groceries online, helping e-tailers like Bigbasket.com and Localbanya.com turn in profits while supermarkets are struggling. The online grocers benefit from low overheads, as they store goods in warehouses outside big cities where commercial rents...
  • 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...
  • Kerala High Court orders liquor shops on highways to shift, gives 2 weeks' time to act November 10, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court on Monday directed the state government to shift all retail liquor shops located on the national and state highways. Acting Chief Justice Ashok Bhushan passed the order while hearing a public interest litigation that such shops on the highways make it easy for vehicle drivers to...
  • 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...
  • Watch: Shop owners in Delhi expect high sales on Dhanteras October 21, 2014

    As Diwali festivities pick up, people across the country will be on a shopping spree on Dhanteras on Tuesday. The day is considered auspicious for buying jewellery and utensils. Jewellers are expecting a huge rush this time as the gold prices are much lower. ...
  • 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...
  • Close down alcohol shops on sides of highways, says Nitin Gadkari October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to bring down road accidents by 50 per cent in the next two years, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said alcohol shops on either side of highways should be closed. "Alcohol shops on sides of highways shall be closed," Gadkari tweeted....
  • Photocopies, food, condoms, and a cleaner city: 19 important things you can buy for just 1 rupee in India October 13, 2014

    What can 1 rupee buy you in India? The question isn't rhetoric, there are actually things you can buy for just a rupee! You may not be able to buy lavish things, but the stuff you can grab in 1 rupee is not any less significant.You can keep your city...
  • 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...
  • EBay brands itself as a place to 'shop the world' October 9, 2014

    New York: E-commerce site eBay is kicking off a global branding campaign that aims to draw attention to the wide array of goods it has available ahead of the holiday shopping season. It's the first time eBay has created a campaign with the same message across four of its biggest markets:...
  • Tamil Nadu: HC directive on plea to close liquor shops on highways October 9, 2014

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Thursday directed the Puducherry government to consider a representation seeking closure of all bars and liquor shops along the national highways in the union territory. The First Bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice M Sathyanarayanan passed the order while closing a...
  • 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...