E-commerce sales volumes back at pre-Covid levels
The volume jump in recent weeks was led by the significant uptick in sales of electronics, according to data from Unicommerce, a technology solutions provider for the ecommerce industry.
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Decathlon said it had noted over 141% volume growth in the sale of gym benches and bench racks and 141% increase in demand for dumbbell kits or individual dumbbells. Even though the firm has reopened 60% of its stores following the relaxation of the lockdown, Decathlon has taken to phygital stores or app-based shopping with reserve-and-collect feature to sell its products.
Mandate e-commerce players to mention country of origin of products: SJM requests govt
The govt should make it mandatory for e-commerce firms like Flipkart and Amazon to mention the country of manufacture or origin of a product on their platforms so that people can identify if they are made in China.
Lots of headroom for stores and eCommerce to grow together: Noel Tata, Chairman, Trent & Voltas
In an interview with ET, he said the group’s retail companies plan to stick to their expansion plans in the coming year.
Coronavirus lockdown hangover lingers in e-tail selection
Le“Our sellers are struggling to manufacture since there is no labour and their factories are running much below capacity…,” a senior executive of a leading e-commerce marketplace said.
Traders want local value addition details in products on ecommerce portals
CAIT's Praveen Khandelwal was taking a dig at Xiaomi India MD Manu Kumar Jain, who told ET last week that the smartphone market leader was more Indian in spirit than any Indian smartphone company, having made large investments in the past four years under the Make in India scheme.
TDS cut to make eCommerce attractive for merchants
The 25% cut in tax deducted at source on ecommerce participants will make ecommerce more attractive for sellers and the cut in TDS on their commissions will provide them with more working capital immediately, tax experts said.
Grooming products flying off E-commerce shelves
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E-commerce firms seek clarity on equalisation levy
They also suggested that the levy should not be imposed on services or goods that are executed online but delivered offline – for instance, online hotel bookings, air ticketing and even heavily regulated financial services – besides seeking a clear definition of what comprises online sale of goods, services and the digital or electronic platform.
JioMart unleashes discounts in e-grocery fight
Staples are available for a cheaper price on JioMart compared to rivals like BigBasket.
E-commerce may take time to steady cart
Until late Sunday, only a handful of states including UP, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Odisha, Delhi and Uttarakhand issued notifications on the lines of MHA’s Friday order.
Free run for e-commerce in green & orange zones
Big online retailers typically draw over 90% of sales from non-essential items such as smartphones, electronics, appliances and apparel, and have been severely affected by the shutdown.
Push for 'country of origin' tag for eGoods
The move to have Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal and others display the ‘country of origin’ follows a mandate by the government’s own e-procurement portal Government e-Marketplace (GeM) for sellers to specify the ‘country of origin’ of goods.
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