Amazon extends ad platform to external brands, Flipkart gets cash infusion ahead of festive season

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Ecommerce major Amazon has extended its digital ad-platform to external advertisers and brands. Amazon India’s consumer-facing ....

11 September, 2019

Walmart Foundation announces $4.8 mn grants to Digital Green, TechnoServe

Shweta Sharma

The Walmart Foundation has announced $4.8 million in grants to Digital Green, a development organisation, and TechnoServe, a non-profit ....

27 August, 2019
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Targeting high-frequency grocery segment, Amazon launches Fresh service in India

Binu Paul

Amazon India has introduced its urban food-delivery service Amazon Fresh as it looks to leverage the enormous potential of the ....

22 August, 2019

Naspers-owned PayU may acquire PaySense; Walmart in talks with Tatas to expand India presence

Team TC

Naspers-owned payment solutions provider PayU, which acquired  US-based fintech firm Wibmo for $70 million in April, is now ....

21 August, 2019

Vinod Dham backs Orbo; Naspers may buy $100 mn stake in Dream11

Team TC

Intel’s Pentium chip developer and technology mentor Vinod Dham is backing Orbo. South Africa-based media giant Naspers ....

16 August, 2019

Naspers to lead fresh funding round in Swiggy; Cipla to back Medlife

Team TC

Online food delivery startup Swiggy is close to raising $750 million in a funding round led by Naspers. US retail behemoth Walmart ....

2 August, 2019
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Flipkart launches first offline furniture experience centre in Bengaluru

Binu Paul

Walmart-backed ecommerce company Flipkart has launched a furniture experience centre FurniSure in Bengaluru, its first such facility ....

29 July, 2019

Walmart-Flipkart signs on Unilever executive Vikas Gupta as marketing chief

Tanmay Tiwary

Walmart-owned ecommerce marketplace Flipkart has appointed former Unilever executive Vikas Gupta as head of marketing. At Unilever, ....

22 July, 2019

eBay picks up 5.5% stake in Paytm Mall

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

US-headquartered ecommerce firm eBay Inc has picked up a 5.5% stake in ecommerce marketplace Paytm Mall for an undisclosed amount ....

18 July, 2019

Walmart Labs acqui-hires two more startups in India

Tanmay Tiwary

Walmart Labs, the product development arm of Bentonville, Arkansas-based retail giant Walmart Inc, has acqui-hired two India-based ....

10 July, 2019
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Flipkart to replace 40% of delivery fleet with electric vehicles by early 2020

Binu Paul

E-commerce marketplace Flipkart will introduce electric vehicles for its last-mile deliveries, the Bangalore-based company said ....

27 June, 2019

Grofers converting grocery shops into brand stores; Flipkart to roll out SuperCoins: Reports

Kavya Kothiyal

Grofers India Pvt. Ltd is converting many grocery stores into its own branded outlets as the online grocery delivery company looks ....

27 June, 2019

CCI to study e-commerce market, reveal findings in August

Payal Ganguly

The Competition Commission of India today said it is conducting a study on India’s e-commerce market and will disclose initial ....

18 June, 2019

Commerce minister Piyush Goyal meets stakeholders from e-commerce, tech firms

Payal Ganguly

Means to monitor use of data and threats from foreign competition were some of the key aspects of discussion in a meeting conducted ....

18 June, 2019

Walmart plans to deploy $1.2 bn for funding Flipkart's operations

Om Athavale

US-based Walmart Inc. is planning to deploy cash and cash equivalents worth $1.2 billion (Rs 8,337 crore at current exchange rate) ....

13 June, 2019

Walmart mulls deploying PhonePe tech in markets like US, Mexico

Payal Ganguly

Walmart, which owns 77% stake in Flipkart, will look at leveraging the homegrown e-commerce platform’s payments arm PhonePe ....

12 June, 2019

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

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

Amazon pours $417 mn more in India, one of its last growth frontiers after China exit

Kavya Kothiyal

E-tailer Amazon has made a fresh capital infusion in its India marketplace of Rs 2,900 crore ($417.5 million at current exchange ....

7 June, 2019

Walmart names Google exec Suresh Kumar as CTO, chief development officer

Om Athavale

US-headquartered retail giant Walmart has named Google executive Suresh Kumar as its chief technology officer and chief development ....

29 May, 2019

PhonePe seeks $1 bn from Tencent, Tiger Global; Lenskart may enter unicorn club: Reports

Binu Paul

PhonePe, the digital payments arm of Walmart-owned e-commerce giant Flipkart, is in discussions with leading global investors ....

27 May, 2019