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  • Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba in talks with Snapdeal to enter India: Report 16 hours 41 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Chinese e-commerce 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 2 days ago

    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 e-commerce website to sell electronics items including mobiles, tablets and laptops, a statement by both the retailers said. The two...
  • London designers target fashion-hungry shoppers with 'tech firsts' 3 days ago

    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 e-commerce websites on the internet, you've probably bought everything from clothes to diapers and shoes to jewellery online.Every time you...
  • Now get mobile recharge, travel tickets at Fair Price Shops September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhiites can now recharge their mobile phones, DTH cards, book tickets and buy many other things at Fair Price Shops (FPS) in the city with the Delhi government liberalising the policy for sale of goods and services through these outlets for subsidised rations. In a bid to improve the...
  • India Post commemorative postage stamps now available on Snapdeal August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Philately enthusiasts rejoice. Commemorative postage stamp collections from India Post are now available for online purchase through e-commerce site Snapdeal. The philately collectibles from India Post put on sale on the site include the ones issued to mark Sachin Tendulkar's 200th Test match, FIFA World Cup 2014 and...
  • How online retail in India is shaping up August 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Finding a way into India's vast but vexing market has long frustrated foreign retailers. Now, overseas investors are pouring billions of dollars into e-commerce ventures that are circumventing the barriers holding back retail powers such as Wal-Mart and Ikea. Some investors see India as the world's next big e-commerce opportunity,...
  • Online retailer Jabong plans to introduce private label brands August 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Online fashion retailer Jabong.com is planning to launch private label brands in the next 4-5 months, a top company official said. "We are setting up a full-fledged design team in London because we also want to create our own brands that provide good, fast, western fashion to the Indian consumers....
  • OLX, Flipkart partner to leverage each other's strengths August 7, 2014

    Mumbai: E-commerce portal Flipkart has partnered online classifieds player OLX.in for a marketing tie-up that will leverage each other's strengths to offer combined benefits of their platforms to users. The first phase of the tie-up will be kicked off with a joint marketing campaign urging consumers to upgrade by selling their...
  • Amazon infuses $2 billion into Indian arm, a day after Flipkart announced $1 billion funding July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: On Tuesday Flipkart announced that it raised a fresh round of funding worth $1 billion. This is seen as a part of Flipkart's aggressive scale up after Amazon's rapid expansion in India that has heated up competition. Now a day later, Amazon announced that it will invest an additional...
  • Flipkart adds $1 billion to its armoury to battle the Amazon invasion July 30, 2014

    Mumbai: India's top e-commerce company Flipkart said on Tuesday it had raised $1 billion (Rs 6,000 crore) in funds as it battles US giant Amazon for supremacy in the hyper-competitive local market. Flipkart, set up in 2007 by two former Amazon employees, said Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC was among those...
  • Flipkart raises $1 billion funding, highest-ever in Indian e-commerce industry July 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian e-commerce marketplace Flipkart has raised $1 billion (about Rs 6,013 crore) in one of the largest funding rounds for any e-commerce company globally - and the single largest round by an internet company from India. Co-led by existing investors Tiger Global Management and Naspers, the funds will...
  • Amazon India to open 5 new centres for faster delivery July 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Global e-commerce giant Amazon will open 5 new centres across India to ensure faster product delivery in the fiercely competitive online shopping space, which is dominated by homegrown players like Flipkart and Snapdeal. The US-based firm already has two fulfilment centres (FCs) in Mumbai and Bangalore. With the addition...
  • On Eid eve, sellers dictate prices in Srinagar July 27, 2014

    Srinagar: Despite appeals for austerity by religious and social groups, frenzied Eid shopping started on Sunday, two days ahead of the festival, with sellers dictating the prices. Markets are full of edibles, including mutton, poultry, eggs and festive merchandise like firecrackers and toys for children, garments for families and jewellery for...
  • Facebook tests 'Buy' button to help advertisers boost sales July 18, 2014

    New York: Facebook is testing a "Buy" button in its latest effort to help businesses boost their sales through the world's biggest online social network. The company said in a statement Thursday that the button will let people buy products directly from businesses without leaving Facebook. A "Buy" button appears at...
  • Visa launches new Visa Checkout service to make online payments simpler July 17, 2014

    New York: Payment processor Visa is launching a new service called Visa Checkout that eliminates a few steps in online payment. The company and its retailing partners, including Neiman Marcus, Pizza Hut, Staples and others, hope a quicker payout will lead to fewer abandoned shopping carts online. As more customers shop...
  • Amazon brings #AmazonCart to India July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Amazon.in announced the launch of its #AmazonCart service in India, using which customers can add products that they discover on Twitter to their shopping carts. Customers who have connected their Amazon and Twitter accounts can add items to their carts just by tweeting the link of an Amazon.in product...
  • SC dismisses PIL on no liquor shops on highway July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to direct state governments to ban liquor shops on national highways saying it is for the legislature to enact a law in this regard. A bench, headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi, dismissed a PIL filed by a Chandigarh-based NGO Arrive Safe Society seeking...
  • SC dismisses PIL on no liquor shops on highway July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to direct state governments to ban liquor shops on national highways saying it is for the legislature to enact a law in this regard. A bench, headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi, dismissed a PIL filed by a Chandigarh-based NGO Arrive Safe Society seeking...
  • Vasundhara Raje government plans to sell onion, potato, pulses through PDS shops July 8, 2014

    To check inflation and rise in prices of essential commodities, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has asked the food and civil supply department to come out with a plan to sell onion, potato and pulses through Public Distribution System (PDS) at low price in the state. The state government would take...
  • Asus cautions customers about online purchases June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: After Lenovo and Gionee, another tech giant Asus has advised its customers to be cautious while purchasing devices from e-commerce platforms and online shopping sites. The Taiwanese firm has also advised its users to check pre- and post-sales terms as well as the authenticity of the product while buying...
  • Flipkart to hire 12,000 people this year, aims to beef up its support and technology operations June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Flipkart will hire 12,000 people this year to beef up its support and technology operations as the homegrown firm witnesses strong surge in online shopping in the country. The online marketplace giant has already chalked out an ambitious plan to expand its reach across India, the world's third...
  • Flipkart tying up with manufacturing clusters to bring more sellers on-board June 21, 2014

    Coimbatore: Flipkart, the largest e-commerce marketplace in India, said it is holding talks to tie-up with manufacturing clusters such as Tirupur and Ludhiana as part of bringing more sellers on-board to meet the strong growth in demand. "We are targeting manufacturing clusters and would sign up partnerships with Surat, Agra and...
  • Is e-commerce the new cool? Here's why young entrepreneurs are more interested in online business June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Gone are the days when Facebook was used merely as a tool to share personal details with people. Along with Instagram and other such media, Facebook is becoming a lucrative and cheap ground for advertising for young entrepreneurs. The online platform has attracted young entrepreneurs mainly between 19...
  • China's Alibaba to launch its first US shopping website: Reports June 11, 2014

    Bangalore: Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is launching its first US direct-to-consumer online shop on Wednesday, the Financial Times and other media reported. The website will operate as a marketplace similar to Alibaba's China-based TMall, which offers virtual store fronts to merchants who set their own prices and handle...
  • Amazon plans to launch local services marketplace this year: Sources June 11, 2014

    San Francisco: Amazon.com Inc later this year plans to launch a marketplace for local services, a broad term that encompasses anything from babysitters to handymen to birthday clowns, beginning with a single market, several people familiar with the matter said. Amazon aims to gauge demand and test logistics before rolling out...
  • Flipkart First: Flipkart's paid subscription service goes live at Rs 500 a year; benefits include free shipping, free in-a-day delivery June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Online retailing giant Flipkart is going live with its recently announced paid subscription service, Flipkart First, starting Wednesday. For an annual membership of Rs 500, Flipkart customers can avail a bunch of exclusive benefits and priority service features including free shipping for all orders, free in-a-day guarantee delivery,...
  • India likely to announce foreign investment in e-commerce next month: Sources June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government could allow foreign direct investment in India's e-commerce sector as early as next month, paving the way for global online retailers such as Amazon to expand their business, four people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. A more robust online retail sector will...
  • Flipkart wants to be like China's Alibaba June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: India's online retailers are bulking up on acquisitions and funding as they battle the world's biggest Internet shopping giant, Amazon, for supremacy in the hyper-competitive domestic market. Late last month, Flipkart, India's largest e-shopping portal, announced the takeover of rival Myntra in a deal analysts estimated at $330 million...