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Among 1,000 professionals surveyed across the country, 35 per cent of respondents said they were handed pay cut due to Covid-19.(Representational photo)

Covid-19 prompting Indian professionals to switch industries: Survey

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2021 03:25 PM IST
  • The survey, conducted by data intelligence company Morning Consult, found that a majority of respondents were actively searching for a job.
Catamaran Ventures and Amazon India will not renew their contract for joint venture Prione Business Services Ltd, the parent of Cloudtail India, leading to the end of its seven-year term on May 19, 2022, according to a joint statement by the two firms on Monday.(Reuters)
Catamaran Ventures and Amazon India will not renew their contract for joint venture Prione Business Services Ltd, the parent of Cloudtail India, leading to the end of its seven-year term on May 19, 2022, according to a joint statement by the two firms on Monday.(Reuters)

Cloudtail ceases operations as Amazon, Murthy end JV

Livemint | By Tarush Bhalla, Suneera Tandon, Bengaluru/new Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2021 06:49 AM IST
This comes against the backdrop of the Indian government and its agencies tightening vigil and launching multiple investigations on US e-commerce firms alleging violations of foreign investment rules in retail.
Flipkart contended that the manner of questioning by the CCI is “invasive” in nature, citing its questionnaire that asked for a list of Flipkart’s top sellers, online discounts and pacts with smartphone makers.(Mint)
Flipkart contended that the manner of questioning by the CCI is “invasive” in nature, citing its questionnaire that asked for a list of Flipkart’s top sellers, online discounts and pacts with smartphone makers.(Mint)

Probe against e-com firms to go on: SC

By Utkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2021 06:45 AM IST
Amazon and Flipkart must face antitrust probes ordered by CCI, the court said.
The duo, however, after receiving the products, would sell them off at cheaper prices at Delhi's Gaffar Market and contact Amazon seeking a return by claiming that the products that they received were ‘defective’.(Reuters/Representative Photo)
The duo, however, after receiving the products, would sell them off at cheaper prices at Delhi's Gaffar Market and contact Amazon seeking a return by claiming that the products that they received were ‘defective’.(Reuters/Representative Photo)

Two held for creating 99 fake accounts and duping Amazon of 26 lakh

Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 09:42 PM IST
  • Police said the accused — Anil aka Alok Singh, a 27-year-old B.Sc graduate and Sachin Jain, a 30-year-old Class XII pass out — created at least 99 accounts on Amazon using fake credentials and linked various banks to these accounts which were then used to order electronic goods.
Amazon is among companies which have argued that these rules would have a "major" impact on their business models.
Amazon is among companies which have argued that these rules would have a "major" impact on their business models.

Deadline for suggestions on draft e-commerce rules extended till July 21

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2021 09:32 PM IST
The deadline for public comments and feedback on proposed amendments to the Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020, was July 6.
Amazon argued that the new rules will have a huge impact on its sellers.(Reuters File Photo)
Amazon argued that the new rules will have a huge impact on its sellers.(Reuters File Photo)

Amazon, Tata say Centre's stricter e-commerce rules will hit business: Report

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 04, 2021 11:05 AM IST
The government introduced Consumer Protection (e-commerce) Rules, 2020, amid complaints by traders and small businesses that the two dominant e-commerce platforms Amazon and Flipkart are flouting local laws.
Piyush Goyal also brought up the issue of "predatory pricing" and said these e-commerce firms are trying to "influence market behaviour, (File Photo)
Piyush Goyal also brought up the issue of "predatory pricing" and said these e-commerce firms are trying to "influence market behaviour, (File Photo)

'Arrogant' e-commerce firms flout rules, use muscle, money power: Piyush Goyal

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 28, 2021 05:46 AM IST
Piyush Goyal also talked about the government's recent draft rules for e-commerce companies or marketplace models applicable to all entities including Indian.
Vikram Buragohain shared a snapshot of the Amazon order he received on his Facebook profile.(Facebook/@Vikram Buragohain)
Vikram Buragohain shared a snapshot of the Amazon order he received on his Facebook profile.(Facebook/@Vikram Buragohain)

Man claims he received Parle-G packet after ordering toy car on Amazon

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2021 03:35 PM IST
  • Vikram Buragohain posted a picture of the Parle-G packet he got in the package delivered by Amazon.
Traders' bodies have accused Amazon. Flipkart of involving in malpractices to hurt small traders. (Mint/Abhijit Bhatlekar)
Traders' bodies have accused Amazon. Flipkart of involving in malpractices to hurt small traders. (Mint/Abhijit Bhatlekar)

Traders’ body says agitational approach needed if MNCs are not reined in

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2021 06:44 PM IST
  • Several traders’ bodies including the BUVM and the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) have raised their concerns over the way major foreign e-commerce companies have been conducting their business.
Amazon India: The programme - ML Summer School - has been introduced to help train students in ML and address the growing demand for talent with this skill set across various industries, Amazon India said in a statement(File)
Amazon India: The programme - ML Summer School - has been introduced to help train students in ML and address the growing demand for talent with this skill set across various industries, Amazon India said in a statement(File)

Amazon India announces launch of 'ML summer school'

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2021 05:43 PM IST
Amazon India announces launch of an integrated learning programme for students to learn applied Machine Learning (ML) skills...
Amazon and Future have been locked in a legal tussle since the US firm dragged Future Group to the SIAC in October.(Mint file photo)
Amazon and Future have been locked in a legal tussle since the US firm dragged Future Group to the SIAC in October.(Mint file photo)

Amazon-Future case: SC halts HC hearings

By Utkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2021 04:50 AM IST
The legal wrangle has witnessed a tussle for dominion in India’s growing e-commerce market.
Amazon India’s overall customer base and first-time buyers doubled on Amazon Pantry and Fresh post-covid(Reuters)
Amazon India’s overall customer base and first-time buyers doubled on Amazon Pantry and Fresh post-covid(Reuters)

Amazon taps grocery biz to expand in India

Livemint | By Madhurima Nandy, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2021 07:01 AM IST
In the past year, the US online retailing giant saw a sharp rise in first-time online shoppers, particularly from tier-II and III cities and towns.
Amazon has been pumping in millions of dollars across various operations like marketplace, wholesale and payments business. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)(AP)
Amazon has been pumping in millions of dollars across various operations like marketplace, wholesale and payments business. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)(AP)

Amazon infuses 225 cr into India payments unit

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 12:06 PM IST
  • The fresh infusion is expected to help the company compete more aggressively against rivals like PhonePe, Google Pay and Paytm.
The venture with Hon Hai will give the American company its first production line in India, a move which echoes Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan (self-reliant India) campaign, according to Amazon.(Reuters)
The venture with Hon Hai will give the American company its first production line in India, a move which echoes Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan (self-reliant India) campaign, according to Amazon.(Reuters)

Hon Hai-Amazon joint venture to manufacture set-top box devices in India

ANI | , Taipei
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 05:47 AM IST
The manufacturing cooperation with Hon Hai, also known as Foxconn on the global market, is scheduled to begin later this year, according to Amazon.
Haldiram's is the largest snacks maker in the country.(Twitter @NagpurHaldirams)
Haldiram's is the largest snacks maker in the country.(Twitter @NagpurHaldirams)

Haldiram's partners with Futurelife to bring nutritional product range to India

PTI | | Posted by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 03:32 PM IST
The two companies on Thursday announced the launch of a range of four products -- Smart Foods, Smart Oats and Ancient Grains, Crunchy Granola and High Protein-- in India.
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen on the door of an Amazon Books retail store in New York City, U.S., February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen on the door of an Amazon Books retail store in New York City, U.S., February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo(REUTERS)

Amazon documents reveal secret strategy to dodge India's regulators: Report

Reuters |
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 11:34 AM IST
  • Amazon favoured big sellers on its India platform – and used them to manoeuvre around rules meant to protect the country's small retailers from getting crushed by e-commerce giants, internal documents show. As one presentation urged: “Test the Boundaries of what is allowed by law.”
Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, attends a company event in New Delhi, India, January 15, 2020.(REUTERS/ File Photo)
Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, attends a company event in New Delhi, India, January 15, 2020.(REUTERS/ File Photo)

Indian retailer group calls for ban on Amazon in country after Reuters report

Reuters | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 07:44 AM IST
The Reuters report between 2012 and 2019, provided an inside look at the game Amazon has played with India's government.
In a tweet, the Chief Minister expressed delight over the company's announcement.(PTI)
In a tweet, the Chief Minister expressed delight over the company's announcement.(PTI)

CM K Palaniswami welcomes Amazon's decision to manufacture devices in Tamil Nadu

PTI | , Chennai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 06:25 PM IST
"I am sure that this initiative will create more job opportunities for the young talents in TN #TNAhead," the CM tweeted.
Jeff Bezos announced n Tuesday that he will step down as Amazon CEO.(Reuters File Photo)
Jeff Bezos announced n Tuesday that he will step down as Amazon CEO.(Reuters File Photo)

What Jeff Bezos was doing before he launched Amazon

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 07:56 AM IST
Jeff Bezos was enchanted by computer science when the IT industry was in its infancy and he studied engineering at Princeton University.
As part of the Startup Accelerator, Amazon has constituted a mentorship board consisting of Amazon leaders from India and across the world, VCs and senior leaders from Startup India.(Reuters )
As part of the Startup Accelerator, Amazon has constituted a mentorship board consisting of Amazon leaders from India and across the world, VCs and senior leaders from Startup India.(Reuters )

Amazon partners with Startup India, others to boost e-com exports from India

PTI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 04:20 PM IST
The Amazon Global Selling Propel (AGSP) programme has been designed to support early stage startups in the consumer products space to launch in international markets and create global brands from India.
The launch, which took place on 11 December 2020, will enable the trendiest shoe brand to reach over millions of fashion-conscious women in India.(Instagram)
The launch, which took place on 11 December 2020, will enable the trendiest shoe brand to reach over millions of fashion-conscious women in India.(Instagram)

Singapore based shoe-label Pazzion launched on Amazon India

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 06:37 PM IST
Singapore’s fashionable and premium shoe-label Pazzion, known for its chic collection and modish yet comfy shoes for women, has been launched on the e-commerce giant Amazon India.
Amazon and CII will conduct trainings, workshops and masterclasses to enable MSMEs to sell online.(ANI Photo)
Amazon and CII will conduct trainings, workshops and masterclasses to enable MSMEs to sell online.(ANI Photo)

CII, Amazon India join hands to boost MSME business

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 09:25 PM IST
As part of the memorandum of understanding (MoU), Amazon India will work with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to train MSMEs in 10 states into building and scaling their business in India and globally.
The announcement comes amid a global campaign #MakeAmazonPay, which alleges that the e-commerce giant made big profits, but at a huge cost to workers and the planet(AFP)
The announcement comes amid a global campaign #MakeAmazonPay, which alleges that the e-commerce giant made big profits, but at a huge cost to workers and the planet(AFP)

Amazon offers ‘special recognition bonus’ to employees

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 07:43 PM IST
In a blogpost, Amazon Worldwide Operations Senior Vice President Dave Clark said India operations employees who were employed by the company from October 16-November 13 will qualify for a bonus of Rs 6,300 for full-time employees and Rs 3,150 for part-time employees.
You can also make donations through Amazon’s Gift a Smile page and contribute to 50+ NGOs that support a variety of causes from Healthcare & Nutrition, Senior Citizens, Empowerment of women and girls, Education, Care for differently abled, Disaster and pandemic Response and Skills & Livelihood.
You can also make donations through Amazon’s Gift a Smile page and contribute to 50+ NGOs that support a variety of causes from Healthcare & Nutrition, Senior Citizens, Empowerment of women and girls, Education, Care for differently abled, Disaster and pandemic Response and Skills & Livelihood.

Amazon India continues to deliver smiles by facilitating online education for students

UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 06:55 PM IST
The company is also directly donating over 5000 4G enabled tablet computers in partnership with 18 NGOs working with children in need, government and aided schools as well as childcare centres.
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is pictured inside the company's office in Bengaluru (REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa)
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is pictured inside the company's office in Bengaluru (REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa)

Amazon India-IRCTC partnership: How to book train tickets on e-commerce platform

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 01:09 PM IST
The facility includes cashback on first booking, option to check seat and quota facility across all classes, option to check PNR status etc.
The integration of Amazon’s programmes with one lakh-plus ubiquitous neighbourhood stores - for selling online, to help customers buy online, to make deliveries and enable contactless payments - is a testament of the adaptability and inventiveness of Indian entrepreneurs, Amazon India Vice-President Manish Tiwary said.(Reuters image)
The integration of Amazon’s programmes with one lakh-plus ubiquitous neighbourhood stores - for selling online, to help customers buy online, to make deliveries and enable contactless payments - is a testament of the adaptability and inventiveness of Indian entrepreneurs, Amazon India Vice-President Manish Tiwary said.(Reuters image)

Over 1 lakh local shops, kiranas to participate in Amazon India’s festive sales

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 04, 2020 09:19 PM IST
More than 20,000 offline retailers, kiranas and local shops from ‘‘Local Shops on Amazon’‘ programme will participate in ‘‘Great Indian Festival’‘ for the first time, selling various items like daily essentials, large appliances and home decor products, a statement said.
The five new sort centres will be launched in Visakhapatnam, Farukhnagar, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Ahmedabad, a statement said.(AP)
The five new sort centres will be launched in Visakhapatnam, Farukhnagar, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Ahmedabad, a statement said.(AP)

Amazon India to add 5 sort centres, expand 8 existing units ahead of festive season

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2020 03:18 PM IST
Amazon’s sort centres segregate customer packages before they are shipped to delivery stations. The sortation happens based on the location and mode of transportation of the package to customers.
Most of the positions are part of Amazon’s ‘Virtual Customer Service’ programme that provides flexible work-from-home options.(Livemint File Photo)
Most of the positions are part of Amazon’s ‘Virtual Customer Service’ programme that provides flexible work-from-home options.(Livemint File Photo)

Amazon India to hire 20,000 temporary staff in customer service

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 03:52 PM IST
The new positions will see associates support customer services through e-mail, chat, social media and phone. The eligibility criteria for these positions include having minimum educational qualification of 12th standard pass and proficiency in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu or Kannada.
The company will join other thousands of associates and assist them to pick, pack, ship and deliver customers orders more efficiently(REUTERS)
The company will join other thousands of associates and assist them to pick, pack, ship and deliver customers orders more efficiently(REUTERS)

Amazon India to create close to 50,000 seasonal jobs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2020 02:49 PM IST
The company said in a statement that there will be a variety of roles in their fulfilment centres and delivery network, including part-time flexible work opportunities as independent contractors with Amazon Flex.
Amazon has about 50 fulfilment and 200 delivery centres in cities and towns across India.(Ramesh Pathania/HT File Photo)
Amazon has about 50 fulfilment and 200 delivery centres in cities and towns across India.(Ramesh Pathania/HT File Photo)

Amazon India to offer to jobs to ex-servicemen, their spouses

Bengaluru | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2019 08:57 AM IST
An e-commerce market analyst, however, said Amazon India should hire more youth in their 20s and 30s given that unemployment rate is at a 45-year peak and job opportunities are scarce due to economic slowdown.
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