Tag: Flipkart

Supreme Court refuses to entertain pleas of Amazon, Flipkart against CCI probe

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Monday refused to entertain pleas of e-commerce firms, Amazon and Flipkart, challenging an order permitting the Competition Commission of India (CCI) to carry out a preliminary investigation into the alleged violation of the competition law. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana said that challenging the enquiry […]

Flipkart raises $3.6 billion, valuation surges to $37.6 billion

NEW DELHI: Flipkart Group on Monday announced that it has raised $3.6 billion in funding as it continues to grow and advance the digital commerce ecosystem in India. The investment values the group at $37.6 billion post-money. The fundraise demonstrated significant interest from global investors, including sovereign funds, private equity and crossovers in addition to […]

CAIT urges DPIIT to penalise Amazon, Flipkart for alleged violations

NEW DELHI: The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has written to the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) to take action against e-commerce major Amazon and Flipkart for alleged violation of FDI and FEMA norms. In a letter to the DPIIT Secretary, Guruprasad Mohapatra, the traders’ body said: “Our association has […]

Flipkart acquires Augmented Reality firm Scapic to boost user experience

NEW DELHI:In a bid to offer more immersive experiences to its consumers, Flipkart Group on Tuesday announced the acquisition of Bengaluru-based Augmented Reality (AR) company Scapic for an undisclosed sum. Scapic is a Cloud-based platform which enables creation and publishing of AR and 3D content, currently serving clients across e-commerce and marketing. “As we make […]

Flipkart opens first grocery centre in Uttar Pradesh

NEW DELHI: Flipkart has established its first grocery fulfilment centre in Lucknow, which was virtually inaugurated on Wednesday by Uttar Pradesh Industries Minister Satish Mahana. Spread across an area of nearly 50,000 square feet, the facility will support Flipkart’s ability to deliver a wide selection of grocery products to consumers in the cities of Lucknow, […]

Jammu and Kashmir ties up with Flipkart to promote hadicraft, handloom products

NEW DELHI: In an important step towards the promotion of rural economy and boost the sale of handicraft and handloom products in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), Union Territory (UT), the union territory government on Thursday signed a pact with online retailer Flipkart for showcasing and facilitating the local artisans and craftsmen to reach customers across […]

Motorola partners with Flipkart to launch smart home appliances

BENGALURU: Motorola on Friday partnered with e-commerce marketplace Flipkart to launch its global-first range of smart home appliances for Indian consumers. Available from October 15, during Flipkart’s the Big Billion Days sale event, the product range comprises smart refrigerators starting at Rs 51,990, smart air-conditioners starting at Rs 32,999, and smart washing machines starting at […]

Flipkart Wholesale expands footprint to 12 new cities

BENGALURU: Digital business-to-business marketplace Flipkart Wholesale on Thursday said it has expanded its operations to 12 new cities ahead of the festive season. Flipkart Wholesale will now be operational in Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Mysuru, Chandigarh Tricity, Meerut, Agra, Jaipur, Thane-Bhiwandi-Ulhasnagar, Greater Mumbai, Vasai-Virar-Mira-Bhayanadar, Thane (Kalyan-Dombivli) and Thane (Navi Mumbai). Expanding with the fashion category in these […]

Samsung Galaxy F series to debut on Flipkart’s Big Billion Days

NEW DELHI:Riding on its successful Galaxy ‘M series amid surge in online shopping, Samsung on Thursday announced a partnership with Flipkart to globally debut its next affordable Galaxy ‘F series on the first day of the Big Billion Days sale in India next month. The company will debut the fully-loaded Galaxy F41 as the first […]

Khadi Commission forces Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal to remove fake khadi products

NEW DELHI: Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) on Saturday said its firmness has forced e-commerce portals like Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal and others to remove over 160 web links selling products in the brand name of ‘Khadi’. The development comes in wake of KVIC serving legal notices to over 1,000 firms using ‘Khadi India; brand […]

Walmart’s Flipkart to hire 70,000 in India ahead of big shopping event

BENGALURU: Walmart Inc’s WMT.N Flipkart said on Tuesday it would create 70,000 new jobs and employ many more as delivery partners and in other roles as it prepares for a surge in online shopping during the busy Indian festive season. Flipkart, Amazon.com Inc’s AMZN.O Indian unit and Reliance Industries Ltd’s RELI.NS fledgling e-commerce business are […]

Flipkart partners Vishal Mega Mart for home delivery of essentials

NEW DELHI: Walmart-owned Flipkart on Tuesday said it has partnered with retail store chain, Vishal Mega Mart for home delivery of essential items in 26 cities in the country, including Delhi-NCR, Bengaluru and Kolkata. Under the partnership, consumers will be able to order products from over 365 Vishal Mega Mart stores and get them delivered […]

Amazon, Flipkart can’t deliver non-essentials during coronavirus lockdown, MHA changes rules

NEW DELHI: The government of India on Sunday revised its lockdown guidelines which allowed e-commerce companies to operate fully and even sell non-essential items to customers during the lockdown. As per the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), “Supply of non-essential goods by e-commerce companies to remain prohibited during lockdown.” MHA issued an order to exempt […]

After Amazon, Walmart’s Flipkart challenges India antitrust probe

NEW DELHI: Walmart’s Flipkart has filed a legal challenge against an antitrust investigation ordered against the company in India, a court filing seen by Reuters showed, following a similar petition by its rival Amazon.com Inc. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) in January ordered a probe into alleged violations of competition law and certain discounting […]

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