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There will be over 8,000 home furnishing products and solutions to choose from, it said in a statement.(Bloomberg file photo)

IKEA enters Bengaluru with eCommerce and mobile shopping app

PTI | , Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2021 10:35 AM IST
IKEA said it works with nine home furnishing suppliers in Karnataka including a social entrepreneur engaging 1200 local artisans, thereby increasing its local sourcing footprint in the state.
The latest draft of the policy document says operators should be impartial in their dealings with sellers.(Bloomberg)
The latest draft of the policy document says operators should be impartial in their dealings with sellers.(Bloomberg)

India's draft e-commerce policy calls for equal treatment of sellers

Reuters | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 13, 2021 06:21 PM IST
India has been deliberating a new e-commerce policy for months amid complaints from brick-and-mortar retailers who allege online giants like Amazon and Walmart's Flipkart flout federal regulations.
Ram Kalyan, Co-founder of ‘Pickmycloth’ showing handloom clothese in Hyderabad on Tuesday.(ANI)
Ram Kalyan, Co-founder of ‘Pickmycloth’ showing handloom clothese in Hyderabad on Tuesday.(ANI)

NIT Warangal graduates launch e-commerce platform for weavers to sell their products directly to customers

Hyderabad | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON OCT 07, 2020 11:52 AM IST
On ‘Pickmycloth’ platform, as soon as the order is placed, the weaver gets the notification. He then packs the product, labels it and then the product is delivered to the customer.
People are thermal screened and sensitized about the coronavirus by workers in PPE.(Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)
People are thermal screened and sensitized about the coronavirus by workers in PPE.(Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)

Silent spreaders trigger worry, relaxations come into effect: Covid-19 news today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 08:01 AM IST
Here is a preview of the top Covid-19 news today from India and the world.
But most of these services will only be permitted outside containment areas notified by local administrations.(HT file photo)
But most of these services will only be permitted outside containment areas notified by local administrations.(HT file photo)

Lockdown 2.0: E-commerce, plumbers, electricians allowed after April 20

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2020 12:41 PM IST
The Union home ministry on Wednesday issued extensive guidelines on permitted commercial and industrial activities as the country entered the first day of the extended nationwide lockdown till May 3.
To address the snag, ports are also encouraging transportation of goods by railways.(Bloomberg file photo. Representative image)
To address the snag, ports are also encouraging transportation of goods by railways.(Bloomberg file photo. Representative image)

Shortage of workers, choked ports disrupt supply chains

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2020 03:15 AM IST
The closure of factories has also left cargo grounded (or in ships in anchorage) . India’s 7,516.6 km long coastline caters to more than 90% of India’s trading by volume.
Google is particularly concerned that it will not be able to swiftly identify countries where advertising arrangements were in place to target Indian users.(Reuters photo)
Google is particularly concerned that it will not be able to swiftly identify countries where advertising arrangements were in place to target Indian users.(Reuters photo)

Global tech giants Google, Facebook seek to defer Indian digital tax

New Delhi | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2020 07:02 AM IST
India announced last week that, from April 1, all foreign billings for digital services provided in the country would attract a 2% tax. Foreign billings are where companies take payment abroad for a service provided to customers in India.
E-commerce is one of the few industries in China that has managed to flourish after anti-virus controls started in late January closed factories, restaurants, cinema, shops nationwide.(AP)
E-commerce is one of the few industries in China that has managed to flourish after anti-virus controls started in late January closed factories, restaurants, cinema, shops nationwide.(AP)

China turns to internet for food supplies amid virus fears

Beijing | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 10:41 AM IST
The demand for online food vendors in China has grown after government told public to stay indoors due to the deadly coronavirus which has claimed more than 2,000 lives.
The country’s e-commerce market is expected to touch $84 billion by 2021 and $200 billion by 2026.(Indranil Bhoumik/mint)
The country’s e-commerce market is expected to touch $84 billion by 2021 and $200 billion by 2026.(Indranil Bhoumik/mint)

Indian retail market to touch $1,200 billion by 2021: Report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajeev Jaiswal
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2019 04:45 PM IST
According to a FICCI-Deloitte report, the consumer markets are evolving rapidly with the help of technology in an environment where data is the new oil.
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