India’s Flipkart launched a web based wholesale service for mom-and-pop shops and different small companies on Wednesday, because the Walmart-owned agency seeks to raised compete with Amazon and different gamers in a battleground marketplace for e-commerce.
Flipkart Wholesale, additionally obtainable as a smartphone app, at present sells attire within the cities of Bengaluru, Gurugram and Delhi. It plans to increase to twenty extra cities and in addition provide groceries by the top of the yr, Flipkart mentioned in an announcement.
It additionally hopes to record greater than 200,000 merchandise in two months and have 50 manufacturers and 250 native producers within the subsequent few days, the corporate added.
Amazon and different e-commerce gamers together with on-line grocery upstart JioMart, backed by billionaire Mukesh Ambani, have been wooing India’s mom-and-pop shops, thought of the spine of the financial system.
Ambani’s Reliance Industries has raised over $20 billion (roughly Rs. 146,199 crores) this yr from international buyers together with Facebook and Alphabet’s Google for its digital arm, which is anticipated to help JioMart.
Flipkart Wholesale will face competitors from related providers from Amazon and different companies together with Tencent-backed startup Udaan.
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