Snapdeal adds 3500 pin codes in 2019

Snapdeal, India’s third-largest online marketplace, has reported significant expansion in its reach in 2019 by adding another 3500 pin codes to its logistics network. It now serves more than 26,000 pin codes across all 28 states and 9 Union Territories. After this expansion, Snapdeal covers all the metros, Tier 1 & 2 cities and most of Tier 3 and 4 towns of India, the company said in a statement.   Snapdeal has expanded its network to cover small towns in key markets like Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Karnataka, Gujarat,…

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Railways to formulate guidelines for e-Commerce consignment

Indian Railways is keen to tap on the opportunity of adding e-commerce consignments to its freight portfolio and is expected to formulate a specific guideline soon. It had recently initiated a pilot project to examine the feasibility of using Railways’ parcel service for e-commerce players. Under the pilot project, Amazon India has been provided 2.5 tonnes space in the SLR/Break Van under Guard’s charge for loading/unloading of consignments, in New Delhi-Sealdah Rajdhani Express and  New Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani Express trains. Railways is expected to come out with the guideline after completion…

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Nationwide protest by traders against e-commerce majors

Members of trade body, Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), organized a nationwide protest on Wednesday against unethical and unfair business practices of Amazon and Flipkart by observing ” National Protest Day.” In a press release, the association claimed Protest Dharna being organized in more than 700 cities of different states attended by lakhs of traders. A massive dharna was reportedly seen at Sadar Bazar, Delhi’s prominent market.   CAIT claimed that the prominent leaders of transport, small industry, hawkers, consumers and other sections also joined their Dharna lending their…

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Snapdeal joins International Trademark Association

Snapdeal, India’s leading e-commerce marketplace, has joined the International Trademark Association (INTA), as part of its on-going efforts to support the protection of intellectual property on online marketplaces. INTA is a global association that has more than 7200 members across 187 countries. INTA’s members comprise large brand owners, small and medium enterprises, government offices, non-profits, among others. INTA aims to protect and promote the rights of trademark owners, support efforts for the advancement  of trademark rights and work towards the development of appropriate legislation in this regard. Through these initiatives, INTA…

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IFFCO Kisan plans to strengthen Swarnhar brand with new additions

Iffco Kisan, a subsidiary of fertilizer major Iffco, is all set to expand the ambit of its Swarnhar brand of food products in the near run. The company which primarily provides advisory services to the farming sector reaching out to over 4.5 million farmers daily has recently initiated Swarnhar brand offering spices products. While the launch of spices has been on a low key basis, speaking to indoasiancommodites Sandeep Malhotra, MD of the company said Iffco Kisan is gearing up to add more products to its portfolio in the next…

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Detel’s TV & Accessories now available at Walmart Stores

Detel, the economical Feature Phone, TV and Accessories brand has tied up with Walmart India stores to sell its range of products in the Indian market. According to a company release, Detel is moving beyond its traditional route of reaching out to its customers. Right from tapping communities like Dabbawala, to opening its exclusive stores and now by associating with the giant retail brand like Walmart, Detel aims at making its products easily available across the country. The objective is to strengthen its foothold across metros as well as in…

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Snapdeal reports over 50% jump in Diwali sales volume

Domestic e-commerce major Snapdeal has reported 52%  volume jump in Diwali sales this  year with a major spike in demand in from non-metros circuit. The company has also claimed the volume of first time users on its platform doubling this Diwali season as compared to the last year. “Diwali 2019 was powered by Bharat. The extent and depth of orders from non-metros is an unequivocal confirmation that e-commerce is now a strong channel for buyers in smaller cities. Also, this festive season, we witnessed the first phase of India’s rich and…

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Snapdeal launches Dhanteras e-store

Snapdeal has announced the launch of its dedicated dhanteras e-store to provide popular items of the festival in one platform. The store has utensils, gold and silver jewellery and coins, gemstone, pooja items, cleaning items like brooms, and home decor. Snapdeal has curated special discounts on gold coins and an affordable range of silver coins starting at Rs 149. These bars and coins are available from brands like MMTC Pamp, Bangalore Refinery, National India Bullion Refinery(NIBR), Goldsikka Jewels, and more. Coins in Ganesha, Laxmi and Radha Krishna designs are also…

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Restaurant association gets support in drive against online food aggregators

The Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Association of India (FHRAI), the apex body of the Hotel Industry in India, comprising of HRANI, HRAWI, SIHRA & HRAEI, has extended its whole-hearted support to the #Logout movement initiated by the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) in August 2019. Along with FHRAI, several other associations such as Thane Hotel Association, Pune Restaurants & Hotel Association (PRAHA), NHRA, Vadodara Food Entrepreneurs (VFE) have also unitedly joined the #Logout movement. “NRAI and FHRAI are two national representative bodies of the Industry and their coming…

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Snapdeal reports 50% volume surge after end of round two of festive sales

Snapdeal, after the recent conclusion of round two of its festive sales this month, has claimed witnessing a 50% growth over last year. In a press statement, the platform maintained that its strong Bharat-focus this year is paying it rich dividends. “For Snapdeal, the strong performance this Diwali continues, with orders consistently at more than 1.5 times that of last Diwali. Nearly 90% of the orders received on the marketplace so far were from non-metro cities like Nagpur, Surat, Vijayawada, Chandigarh, Panaji, Jamshedpur, Shimla,  Guwahati, Roorkee, Hazaribagh, Khammam, Tezpur etc.The…

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