Annual deadline for ecommerce's FDI compliance check: September 30
Sept 30 every year is the deadline for ecomm firms to ready their annual compliance reports as per FDI norms.
CAIT files petition in CCI against Walmart-Flipkart deal
The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) said the deal would deny market access...
Walmart’s low pricing model worries sellers
“Walmart has global purchase power that gives it a big advantage in terms of costs,” said Vishwas...
Walmart-Flipkart deal to hit India's retail sector: CAIT
"A regulatory authority should be constituted by the government which should scan the details of Walmart-Flipkart deal and it should be scrutinised from different angles like competition and cyber security, etc," CAIT Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal said.
Etailers’ vendors upset at policy talks exclusion
The All-India Online Vendors’ Association, comprising 3,500 vendors, has expressed disappointment to the commerce department for not getting a representation.
Amazon and Walmart face the ire of 70 million Indian shopkeepers
Shopkeepers are mobilising against the e-comm giants, alleging they are engaged in predatory pricing.
Small online sellers ally with big vendors
They have become suppliers to largest sellers such as Cloudtail, WS Retail, which are part owned or backed by the marketplaces, rather than selling directly to consumers through the sites.
LG, Videocon and Godrej say big online discounts violate norms; Flipkart, Amazon refute charge
Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal denied violating any rules, maintaining that they only provide a platform and that pricing is up to the sellers or brands.
Trai floats paper on transparent reporting of tariffs
The consultation paper from Trai has been issued when telecom operators have announced their plan to raise tariffs.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wants PM Narendra Modi to let online marketplace have inventories too
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wants PM Narendra Modi to let online marketplace have inventories too. Such a move would amount to a dramatic relaxation of the rules.
CCI to decide on cashbacks given by online payment platforms like Paytm and Mobikwik
Mobile wallet payments grew rapidly to more than Rs 20,000 crore in 2015-16 from just over Rs 2,000 crore in 2013-14.
Amazon India's growth threatens to unsettle ecommerce firms like Flipkart and Snapdeal
ET reported on April 28 that Amazon India was the only major online marketplace to register an increase in unit market share in March.
Flipkart, Snapdeal ask top brands to run campaigns, demand parity with offline retail chains
While some brands are wary about a backlash from offline retailers, others are amenable to the idea, viewing it as support for an additional sales channel.
Offline retailers ask for enforcement of FDI norms in ecommerce
India’s brick-and-mortar retailers are lobbying the government to make sure that ecommerce companies follow the new marketplace norms, seeking further clarifications.
Online marketplaces depending on algorithms to crunch data on customer behaviour
Algorithms are responsible for customers browsing for goods being greeted with shopping recommendations. It decide what to display for online marketplaces.
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