UCWeb partners with leading e-commerce firms #cloud #cloudcomputing

NEW DELHI: China-based mobile Internet browser company UCWeb today said it has partnered with leading e-commerce firms including Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal for a 15-day Diwali shopping festival. “The idea is that you can browse and compare the product prices via UC Browser, to find the best available deals from Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, Myntra, Jabong, Homeshop18 and Shopclues,” the company said in a statement.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/ucweb-partners-with-leading-e-commerce-firms/articleshow/44910238.cms

India’s ecommerce market rocketing to $6 billion next year – nearly double the current level

Ecommerce might be young in India but it’s growing super fast. India’s ecommerce market will reach US$6 billion in consumer spending in 2015, leaping from US$3.5 billion in 2014, according to the latest data from Gartner . This makes it one of the fastest-growing ecommerce markets in Asia/Pacific. The potential for a 70 percent growth rate to be maintained or even accelerated can be seen from the low base from which it is emerging.

https://www.techinasia.com/ecommerce-in-india-to-reach-6-billion-next-year/

Lenovo Introduces Next Gen Yoga Series Tablets on Flipkart, Price Starts at ₹20,990

The new series of Yoga tablets will feature Intel processors. Lenovo will retail these products exclusively on Flipkart – one of India’s largest e-commerce portals. Among the four new models, only Yoga Tablet 2 (8-inch) will be on sale from tomorrow, the other three will be available for sale only from mid-November. The second generation of Yoga series has one 8-inch, two 10-inch and one 13.29-inch models. One will run on Windows OS, while the other three will feature Android OS at its core.

http://www.ibtimes.co.in/lenovo-introduces-next-gen-yoga-series-tablets-flipkart-price-starts-20990-611573

Flipkart Apologizes to Beleaguered Patrons over Big Billion Day Sale Fiasco; Promises Better Service in Future [Full Script]

Home grown popular e-commerce site, Flipkart has reportedly begun sending apology mails to beleaguered consumers over the Monday’s (6 October) Big Billion Day flash sale fiasco. Despite minting huge revenue (close to $100 million/more than ₹600 crores) out of Big Billion Day gala, Flipkart’s much hyped flash sale faced severe criticisms over the poor handling of servers, which were unable to cope high incoming traffic volume leading to outages and sudden cancellation of the purchase.

http://www.ibtimes.co.in/flipkart-apologizes-beleaguered-patrons-over-big-billion-day-sale-fiasco-promises-better-service-610761

Damage control: Flipkart says big sorry after big boo-boo

“Yesterday was a big day for us. And we really wanted it to be a great day for you. But at the end of the day, we know that your experience was less than pleasant. We did not live up to the promises we made and for that we are really and truly sorry.” This apology note from Flipkart co-founders Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal landed in my inbox tonight, just as it did for thousands of other Flipkart customers.

http://www.techinasia.com/damage-control-time-flipkart-big-big-fiasco/

Get ready to preorder iPhone 6 and 6 Plus from Amazon, Flipkart, or Infibeam

Indian ecommerce portals Amazon, Flipkart, and Infibeam are taking preorders of the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. With a promise of an assured delivery on launch day (October 17), the listings also reveal the price – iPhone 6 starting at INR53,500 and iPhone 6 Plus starting at INR62,500. Users can preorder the iPhones online from today to avoid waiting in the queues to purchase one later (Flipkart , Amazon , Infibeam).

http://www.techinasia.com/indian-ecommerce-portals-start-preorders-for-iphone-6-iphone-6-plus/

Big backlash for Flipkart on its Big Billion Day

India’s online shoppers will flock to discount sales, but they’re not known for their tolerance. Xiaomi learned this the hard way when it disappointed thousands of Indians who queued up in vain for its Mi 3 priced at an incredible INR 13,999 (US$231). Like spurned lovers, angry fans took to Twitter and Facebook. Most of them had little to complain about the phone but minced no words when it came to Xiaomi’s strategy of selling a limited number of units in a new market.

http://www.techinasia.com/big-backlash-flipkart-big-billion-day/

Offline retailers may boycott iPhone 6 as iPhone 5S being offered at discounted prices on e-commerce sites

NEW DELHI: Some mobile phone retailers have threatened to boycott Apple’s much-awaited iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models after their expected pre-Diwali launch because they are miffed that the iPhone 5S is being offered at heavily discounted prices on popular e-commerce sites Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal. According to sellers that ET spoke to, some of the 1.5 lakh retailers claimed they have returned their iPhone 5S models, saying they can’t compete with the discounts, which have lowered the price of the device to less than their cost.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/offline-retailers-may-boycott-iphone-6-as-iphone-5s-being-offered-at-discounted-prices-on-e-commerce-sites/articleshow/43755847.cms

Flipkart, Snapdeal, Amazon to battle it out for Android One market

NEW DELHI: Competition in the booming multi billion dollar Indian smartphone market is further set to intensify with e-commerce giants Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal all set to launch Google’s much-awaited sub-USD 100 (around Rs 6,000) handsets tomorrow. Google is launching the Android One devices in India tomorrow.  In June this year, the US-based tech giant had announced the ‘Android One’ initiative to bring in under-USD 100 handsets aimed at bringing the next one billion population to the Android operating system ecosystem.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/flipkart-snapdeal-amazon-to-battle-it-out-for-android-one-market/articleshow/42453928.cms

New Moto G aka G2 Sale at Flipkart on 6 September in India; Price, Sale Time Details

American technology giant, Motorola officially pulled the wraps off the company’s flagship smartphone Moto G (Gen 2.) in New Delhi. The new Moto G comes with modest upgrade over the predecessor in terms of outlook and some bump in couple of key specifications. Besides the big 5.0-inch display, the second generation device has also under-gone some cosmetic change. The company has placed dual -speakers on the front-side (top and bottom), similar to Moto E.

http://www.ibtimes.co.in/new-moto-g-aka-g2-sale-flipkart-6-september-india-price-sale-time-details-608389

Why Flipkart is shutting down its electronic wallet PayZippy

India’s ecommerce poster-boy Flipkart is shutting down its electronic wallet PayZippy, just over a year after it launched. “While we phase out our own payments product, PayZippy, nothing changes for our customers, who will continue to enjoy all the benefits of a safe and secure payment system through Flipkart,” a Flipkart spokesperson told Tech in Asia. The news was first reported by Medianama . With PayZippy, ecommerce merchants can accept payments from all credit and debit cards as well as use 53 net banking options.

http://www.techinasia.com/flipkart-shutting-electronic-wallet-payzippy/

Flipkart-Myntra comes first, Jabong second, and Amazon third in India’s ecommerce race

Here’s the answer to India’s who-is-first ecommerce debate: the Flipkart-Myntra combo leads the race with 26 million unique visitors in July 2014. Jabong, with 23.5 million unique visitors, is a surprisingly close second, and Amazon is third with 16.9 million unique visitors, according to a study  by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) and ComScore. These numbers do not include visitors accessing the sites using mobile internet and mobile apps.

http://www.techinasia.com/indian-ecommerce-flipkart-myntra-jabong-amazon/

Xiaomi Mi3 Sold-Out in Record 2 Seconds at Flipkart; Smartphone Fans not Amused

Earlier on Tuesday (5 August), Xiaomi Mi3 went on for its third flash sale and the response from the public was so overwhelming that, it shattered the 29 July’s record sale speed. On 29 July, Xiaomi phone got sold out in 5 seconds time; but on Tuesday the company ran out of Mi3 stocks in just 2 seconds. Xiaomi updated regarding this on the company’s official Facebook page, thanking the fans for the tremendous response, but most of registered consumers who could not order the phone did not find it amusing and took to Twitter to troll Xiaomi with funny memes.

http://www.ibtimes.co.in/xiaomi-mi3-sold-out-record-2-seconds-flipkart-smartphone-fans-not-amused-606162

Singapore’s GIC invests in India’s Flipkart, Amazon counter-invests US$2 billion in India

Flipkart emerged as India’s top e-commerce company when it did not face any significant competition in the Indian market. The rules of the game changed last year when global e-commerce giant Amazon came out in the market to compete with Flipkart and other e-commerce companies. Last year, Flipkart moved its back end technology operations to Singapore. Flipkart Pvt Ltd, the key holding arm of Flipkart, is a Singapore incorporated entity.

http://mis-asia.com/tech/industries/singapores-gic-invests-in-indias-flipkart-amazon-counter-invests-us2-billion-in-india/

Profits Not on Flipkart Agenda After Raising $1 Billion

Flipkart, the retailer that pocketed $1 billion in the biggest fundraising by an Indian e-commerce company, is happy to keep losing money as it tries to maintain a market lead, Chief Executive Officer Sachin Bansal said. “We don’t intend to become profitable anytime in the near future,” Bansal, 32, said in a conference call yesterday after the announcement of the capital injection. “We want to first settle down into a business model and then think about profitability over time.”

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-07-29/profits-not-on-flipkart-agenda-after-raising-1-billion

Xiaomi Mi3 Sold Out in 5 Seconds; Flipkart Opens Pre-registration Window for 5 August Sale

Earlier on Tuesday (29 July), Xiaomi Mi3 went on for the second sale this month and the response from the public was even more overwhelming than the previous time. Last week, Xiaomi phone got sold out within 40 minutes; today the company ran out of Mi3 stocks in a record 5 seconds time. Xiaomi boasted the feat on the company’s official Facebook page, thanking the fans for the tremendous response.

http://www.ibtimes.co.in/xiaomi-mi3-sold-out-5-seconds-flipkart-opens-pre-registration-window-5-august-sale-605636

With $1B funding, Flipkart fires salvo at Amazon: We’re going to be the Alibaba of India

India’s biggest ecommerce site Flipkart is often benchmarked against Amazon. People ask: Can it be the Amazon of India? But today, Sachin Bansal, cofounder and CEO of Flipkart, set the record straight. With US$1 billion of fresh funding under its belt, Flipkart, he pointed out, is in the same position as Alibaba was in 2005. “We want to shape the ecommerce ecosystem in India. We want to be India’s first US$100 billion technology company,” he added.

http://www.techinasia.com/flipkart-wants-to-be-alibaba-with-1-billion-dollars/

Flipkart’s CTO explains the Xiaomi launch outage

On July 22, the Xiaomi Mi3 smartphone went on sale on the website of India’s largest online retailer, Flipkart. This was an exclusive launch introducing Xiaomi’s phones to India. Given the marketing bonanza enveloping the launch, a sea of online buyers logged on the site. Buyers started seeing an HTTP Error 503 Service Unavailable response. Amod Malviya, CTO, Flipkart, says the outage wasn’t due to an infrastructure failure. “In fact, we have almost never gone down in the past three years because of that sort of an issue,” he says.

http://mis-asia.com/resource/internet/flipkarts-cto-explains-the-xiaomi-launch-outage/

Flipkart, India’s largest online retailer, raises $1 billion in fresh funds

India’s ecommerce poster-boy Flipkart has raised over US$1 billion. According to The Economic Times, Flipkart will make the official announcement next week. Half of the fresh funds are expected to come from existing investors: Tiger Global, Russian billionaire Yuri Milner’s DST, and Accel Partners. This is not only the biggest ever funding round by an Indian e-commerce company, but comes close to global taxi services company Uber’s US$1.2 billion round last month.

http://www.techinasia.com/flipkart-raises-1-billion/

Motorola sells 1 million smartphones in India in 5 months since starting online sales

Flipkart, India’s homegrown ecommerce titan, started selling Motorola phones online five months ago – it’s the only official sales channel for Motorola in the country. Flipkart revealed this week that shoppers have bought one million Motorola phones in that time. That covers three models: the Moto E, Moto G, and Moto X. To put that figure into context, people in India bought 52.4 million smartphones in the financial year 2013-14, according to data from India’s Manufacturers’ Association for Information Technology (MAIT), the body representing the nation’s tech sector.

http://www.techinasia.com/motorola-sells-1-million-phones-online-india-through-flipkart/