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Longest online festive sales likely this year, groceries to kick off Diwali battle
To take on Reliance JioMart, Flipkart, Amazon and others starting big sales early this year. These platforms are looking at the last week of September to begin the special festive sales, which will continue all the way till Diwali in the second week of November, brands told ET.
E-tailers poised to clock $7 bn festive month sales in 2020: RedSeer
Festive sales are expected to almost double this year and touch USD 7 bi...
Amazon, Flipkart mulls leasing warehouse space to meet festive sales rush
Both companies expect their sales to outpace existing fulfilment ce...
First-time buyers from small towns may help etailers bag big gains this festive season
The season will be dominated by a fight for market share among three big online platforms — Amazon, Walmart-owned Flipkart and new entrant Reliance JioMart. Also expected to gain from the boom in online buying are e-grocers BigBasket and Grofers, furniture etailers such as Pepperfry, beauty and grooming platform Nykaa, and baby care platform FirstCry.
Small sellers on e-commerce platforms face funds crunch for stocking up before festive season
Banks and non-banks have tightened eligibility for loans to third-party ecommerce sellers, inducing a demand-supply constraint in working capital loans to online sellers, according to multiple players, executives and industry watchers.
Fashion retailers hopeful ahead of the festival of lights, as August sales see an uptick
The spurt comes despite the fact that in August several states - including Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Assam - have imposed restrictions on stores opening on weekends, the crucial days when retailers see most traction.
Flipkart, Amazon strengthen furniture offerings ahead of festive season
With consumers now investing more in creating their own comfortable space at home, there is a notable increase in the demand for ergonomic furniture across furniture segments, said a Flipkart official.
Flipkart partners Max Fashion to expand fashion category ahead of festive season
The partnership will provide Max Fashion with wider market access as its products across categories, including apparel and accessories, footwear, will be available in newer geographies and pin codes.
Companies bet on digital strategies to boost online sales in festive season
According to them, companies across segments such as grocery, consumer electronics and sanitaryware are reworking their strategies to attract customers on digital platforms. Moreover, firms in the B2B space have also built infrastructure to conduct business smoothly on the online space.
Malls expect surge in footfalls in the upcoming festive season, anticipate increased demand
According to a survey by Retailers Association of India (RAI), there were signs of marginal recovery as retailers continued to signal a contraction of 52% in August on a Y-o-Y comparison. The survey said large retailers are performing marginally better than medium-sized retailers.
RIL-Future deal, festive season prompt rivals to roll out attractive offers in grocery retailing
While Grofers, BigBasket, Milkbasket, Amazon and Flipkart are engaged in a pitched battle for consumer loyalty, Mukesh Ambani’s JioMart and now the Reliance-Future Group deal are expected to shake up the segment.
Amazon, Flipkart expect big jump in festive sales; ask sellers to place large orders with brands
Five executives aware of the business projections said the two companies expect consumers will increasingly do their festive-season shopping online due to the pandemic, a trend evident in the success of recently concluded promotions earlier in the month.
Majority of retailers expect festive season biz to be down by 25 per cent: Report
The survey, which was conducted online with organisations with over Rs 500 crore revenue, and took responses of more than 100 CXOs (top management officials), found that "60 per cent expect festive seasons to go down by 25 per cent versus last year".
Amazon India adds 4 vernacular languages to woo shoppers ahead of festive season
Walmart-owned Flipkart had introduced Hindi interface for customers last year, and added Tamil, Telugu and Kannada in July this year. Smaller rival Snapdeal on Monday announced that its app is now available in eight languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Gujarati, Punjabi and Marathi, in addition to English.
Companies launching single products with dual advantage ahead of the festive season
Shower gels are doubling up as face wash, hand creams and air fresheners are twinned with sanitisers and hygiene benefits to factor in a pandemic induced need to maximise value at minimum cost. Industry executives said Hindustan Unilever, Himalaya and Emami could soon follow suit.