Bangalore, April 13, 2013: From popular Indian e-commerce platform Flipkart.com comes an extension that helps small businesses and sellers, reach a market. Vendors on Flipkart Marketplace will now have access to Flipkart's huge traffic of 1 million visits every day.
The platform is essentially a virtual mall giving shoppers access to multiple brands and sellers under one roof. Going forward users will be able to compare sellers and get the best prices at varied service levels for most products. On the other hand, sellers stand to benefit from the trust that Flipkart has built with its users by building a robust and scalable e-commerce platform.
Users will continue to enjoy COD/EMI options and friendly return/replacement policies. Flipkart will take care of shipping and doorstep delivery through its logistics partners and will also establish a protection programme to resolve any complaints.Sellers will be identified through a rigorous onboarding process and allowed to sell only genuine products. In terms of enabling the SME community, Marketplace will now allow smaller players to transact on the same platform as larger established retailers and help them garner business intelligence by understanding their position vis-a-vis competition based on factors such as pricing, offers, deals,etc.
Says Sachin Bansal, CEO and Co-Founder, Flipkart: "We created the blueprint for Flipkart Marketplace with the determination to take online shopping to the masses. While on the one hand it furthers the Flipkart promise of customer delight by giving more choices at competitive prices, it also serves as the foundation for entrepreneurship to flourish without having to worry about investing in any physical or virtual infrastructure and yet access millions of customers across the country with just a click. To start with Flipkart has on-boarded 50 sellers that are selling in books, media, and consumer electronics categories. Clothes, shoes and other categories will follow soon.
In the last 12 months, more than 80 million unique visitors have come to Flipkart. www.Flipkart.com
Flipkart market place: https://sellers.flipkart.com/