Why Bigbasket will dip its toes, but not dive into the physical grocery market

Vijayakumar Pitchiah & Anand J

At a time when firms are looking to blend stores with e-commerce in their omni-channel attempt to attract customers, online grocer ....

10 June, 2019

Global spending on home automation devices to triple by 2025: GlobalData

Anirban Ghoshal

The total global spending on home automation devices is expected to reach $75 billion by 2025 from $23 billion in 2018, according ....

10 June, 2019
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Watch: Hari Menon on making Bigbasket a consumer staple

Anand J & Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Marquee investors have been doubling down on India’s online grocery segment, with both Alibaba-backed Bigbasket and ....

10 June, 2019

Unilever Ventures leads $10.5 mn funding for grocery delivery firm Milkbasket

Binu Paul

Grocery delivery startup Milkbasket has raised its largest funding worth $10.5 million (Rs 73 crore at current exchange rate), ....

4 June, 2019

RP-SG Ventures leads investment in personal care startup mCaffeine

Kavya Kothiyal

Online-first personal care brand mCaffeine said on Tuesday that it has raised $2 million (Rs 13.8 crore at the current exchange ....

4 June, 2019

Now, payment tech firm ToneTag unleashes sound waves across Japan

Om Athavale

Bengaluru-based ToneTag has offered its sound wave payment services to Japan’s GMO Payment Gateway, which serves the East ....

28 May, 2019
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E-commerce solutions startup Vdezi partners Amazon to enable small businesses to sell in UAE

Om Athavale

E-commerce solutions startup Vdezi has partnered the United Arab Emirates division of e-commerce giant Amazon, a collaboration ....

24 May, 2019

Amazon bets on sentiments; Huawei gets lonelier as India retailers latest to turn away

Anand J

E-commerce behemoth Amazon is working on a new device that can track human emotions, according to a Bloomberg report. The product ....

24 May, 2019

Exclusive: Bus aggregator Shuttl gets fresh commitments for ongoing $20 mn funding round

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Shuttl, the Amazon-backed intra-city bus aggregator, is raising up to $6 million (Rs 42 crore at current exchange rate) in a funding ....

24 May, 2019

Alibaba, Amazon semiconductor tech leaders in 'pick and go commerce' space: GlobalData

Anirban Ghoshal

Jeff Bezos-led Amazon and Chinese company Alibaba are best suited to take advantage in the semiconductor space when it comes to ....

24 May, 2019
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Meet the Amazon-backed startup hitting the right notes with its payment solutions

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

If ToneTag has its way, you may soon be able to walk out of a restaurant or alight a bus without anyone actually seeing you pay ....

22 May, 2019

Reliance to disrupt e-commerce sector, Paytm Mall’s biz model unsustainable: Forrester

Om Athavale

The size of India's online retail market is likely to touch $85 billion by 2023, Massachusetts-based market research company ....

17 May, 2019

Exclusive: Rural commerce enabler StoreKing raises $3 mn in fresh funding round

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Bengaluru-based e-commerce enabler StoreKing, which helps small town retailers offer digital services, has raised $3 million (Rs ....

16 May, 2019

SoftBank leads $200 mn round in e-grocer Grofers

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Online grocer Grofers India Pvt. Ltd has raised more than $200 million (Rs 1,406 crore at current exchange rate) in a funding ....

15 May, 2019

AWS doubles down on India with new Mumbai availability zone

Anirban Ghoshal

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud services division of Jeff Bezos-led Amazon, is doubling down on India as it looks to add ....

15 May, 2019

Amazon’s vernacular language support arm Frontizo sets up second unit

Binu Paul

Frontizo Business Services Pvt. Ltd, the vernacular language support unit of e-commerce firm Amazon, is in the process of setting ....

9 May, 2019

Shoppers Stop to relist products on Amazon; Fairfax may invest more in Digit Insurance

Binu Paul

After a break of three months, brick and mortar retail chain Shoppers Stop said it will soon relist its products on Amazon through ....

3 May, 2019

Flipkart may buy Namdhari's Fresh; Wooplr seeks buyers for acquisition deal

Binu Paul

Walmart-owned e-tailer Flipkart is in talks to buy Indian grocery chain Namdhari's Fresh, CNBC-TV18 reported, citing sources. Owned ....

2 May, 2019

Amazon India aims to clock $5 bn in e-commerce exports by 2023

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

The Indian arm of Seattle-based e-commerce behemoth Amazon said it is targeting $5 billion (Rs 34,791 crore at current exchange ....

30 April, 2019

Amazon pares global losses but says India's e-commerce norms created uncertainty

Anand J

US e-tailing giant Amazon is compliant with all Indian e-commerce regulations, a top company executive told investors during its ....

26 April, 2019

AWS first-quarter revenue surges 41% to $7.69 bn

Anirban Ghoshal

Jeff Bezos-led Amazon’s cloud services division, Amazon Web Services (AWS), has reported a 41% increase in revenue for its ....

26 April, 2019