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Flipkart resumes grocery delivery with restriction on quantities

By Aditi Agrawal and Aroon Deep Update (March 25 5:20 pm): Hyderabad Police is issuing passes to allow e-commerce delivery. Gurugram Police will allow certain delivery companies to operate during lockdown. Several major e-commerce delivery services were either completely booked out, had put a hold on operations, or were otherwise inaccessible, the morning after the […] ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, News, Flipkart, Hyderabad, BigBasket, Grofers, Dunzo, Licious, Coronavirus, Aditi Agrawal, D-Mart, Fresh to Home, Nature's Basket, Ecommerce and COVID-19, Gurugram Police


Gurugram police allows more e-commerce companies to operate amid COVID-19 lockdown

Update on March 25: After Gurugram’s police commissioner Muhammad Ali had initially allowed 12 e-commerce companies to operate in the city, a subsequent order has now allowed more e-commerce companies in the city. The new order specifically name checks the following e-commerce companies: Zomato, Swiggy, Flipkart, Amazon, Grofers, BigBasket, Dunzo, Milkbasket, Big Bazaar, Blue Dart, WOW […] ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Ecommerce, News, Zomato, Muhammad Ali, Flipkart, BigBasket, Gurgaon, Grofers, Swiggy, Dunzo, Gurugram, Coronavirus, Ecommerce and COVID-19, Blue Dart Express


Gurugram police will allow Zomato, Swiggy, Amazon, Flipkart, et al to operate amid COVID-19 lockdown

Zomato, Swiggy, Flipkart, Amazon, Grofers, BigBasket, Dunzo, Milkbasket, Big Bazaar, Blue Dart, WOW Express and IFFCO Tokyo Goods will be allowed to operate in Gurugram, the city’s police commissioner, Muhammad Akil, directed all officials of Gurugram police today. The commissioner’s office told MediaNama that the staff of these platforms will not require additional passes to […] ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Ecommerce, News, Zomato, Flipkart, BigBasket, Gurgaon, Grofers, Swiggy, Medianama, Dunzo, Gurugram, Coronavirus, Muhammad Akil, Ecommerce and COVID-19


COVID-19: Several e-commerce companies unable to service customers a day after the curfew

By Aditi Agrawal and Aroon Deep Several major e-commerce delivery services were either completely booked out, had put a hold on operations, or were otherwise inaccessible, the morning after the Ministry of Home Affairs exempted delivery of all essential goods through e-commerce from the 21-day curfew. This includes delivery of food, pharmaceuticals, and medical equipment. […] ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, News, Flipkart, BigBasket, Grofers, Ministry of Home Affairs, Dunzo, Licious, Aroon Deep, Coronavirus, Aditi Agrawal, D-Mart, Fresh to Home, Nature's Basket


NAMA Digest: Developments at Reliance, Grofers, Ola, Flipkart and more

A quick roundup of the developments in the Indian and international digital, tech and business ecosystem. Funding Digital risk management and cybersecurity platform CloudSEK has raised Rs 3.5 crore from IDFC Parampara, per a company statement. Grofers has raised $60 million from Softbank Vision... ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Google, Facebook, News, Privacy, Internet, Investments, Government, Walmart, Whatsapp, Policy, Regulation, Content, Flipkart, Ola


Developments in the digital ecosystem today

A quick roundup of the developments in the Indian and international digital, tech and business ecosystem.  Industry developments Zomato expects its subscription service Zomato Gold to bring in $20-25 million in revenue by the end of 2019, per the Economic Times. Oyo is in talks to acquire... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, Twitter, News, Internet, Investments, Drones, Zomato, Ubereats, Grofers, Makemytrip, Swiggy, SilverPush, Oyo, Digital India


NAMA Digest 3: Developments at WhatsApp, Paytm, BSNL, Grofers and more

Messaging services WhatsApp claimed in a blog post that its business platform ‘WhatsApp Business’ has gathered 5 million partners within a year of its launch. WhatsApp will become available on web & desktop with these features: Quick replies: Ready answers to commonly asked questions, to be... ...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Amazon, Uber, News, Microsoft, Whatsapp, Netflix, Telecom, Foodpanda, Iot, Zomato, Airtel, Slack, Ola


Grofers has partnered with — wait for it — Eros Now

In a somewhat fitting portrait of the Indian digital subscription ecosystem, streaming platform Eros Now has partnered with the grocery delivery service Grofers. Customers who subscribe to Grofers’s Smart Bachat Club membership program will get access to Eros Now’s library as an add-on.... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Internet, Streaming Services, Subscription Service, Grofers, Eros Now, Grocery Delivery Platforms, Online Grocery Ordering, Grofers Customers, Grofers s Smart Bachat Club


Grofers to now focus on FMCG, scales back fresh products

Scaling back its fresh products, online grocery delivery company, Grofers has forayed into the FMCG segment with the launch of seven new brands under two categories – Budget and Popular G-Brands. In a statement, Grofers’ co-founder and CEO Albinder Dhindsa said that the... ...
Tags: Travel, Ecommerce, News, E-commerce, Delivery, Fmcg, Grofers, Online Grocery, Albinder Dhindsa, Budget and Popular G Brands


Grofers restricted fruit & vegetable delivery in Mumbai due to farmers strike

Online grocery delivery startup Grofers restricted delivery of fruits and vegetable for two days after supply was hit due to the ongoing farmers strike. Grofers said it also had to delist certain stock keeping units (SKUs) from the app due to unavailability in Mumbai. “Supply was hit at not only shops but vegetable mandis as well. Since we procure our fresh vegetables directly from farmers at mandis, we also faced a crunch in Mumbai and Pune. Deliveries were restricted on 3 and 4th of June,”...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, News, Farmers, Mumbai, Grofers, Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, Farmers Strike, Fruits and vegetable dleivery restricted, Pune Deliveries, Pavitra Agarwal, Media Nama Agarwal, Maharashtra Bandh


Grofers re-starts operations in five out of six cities it had shut shop in

Online grocery delivery startup Grofers has restarted operations in five out of the six cities it had shut operations last year. The company had shut operations in Ludhiana, Bhubaneshwar, Bhopal, Cochin, Vizag, Nagpur for a year.  Currently, service is back in all these cities except Vizag. Interestingly, Albinder Dhindsa, co-founder of Grofers, told MediaNama that operations in the cities were restarted in January 2017. Operations in the cities were  shut in the cities as the compan...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Ecommerce, News, Internet, Softbank, Hindu, Yuri Milner, Grofers, Vadodara, Ranchi, Medianama, Online Grocery, Delhi NCR, Ludhiana Bhubaneshwar Bhopal Cochin Vizag Nagpur, Albinder Dhindsa


Update: Can Grofers offer cash withdrawals from YES Bank’s POS machines?

Yesterday, grocery delvery startup Grofers announced that it is partnering with YES Bank where it would allow customers to request for a POS machine on delivery to withdraw cash. However, it is contingent on a customer ordering from the service and entering a code to get cash at POS. An earlier report from PTI mistakenly stated that customers will have to make a minimum order of Rs 2,000 on the website or app. YES Bank and Grofers later clarified that there is no minimum order for requesting th...
Tags: Travel, Ecommerce, News, India, Bank, POS, Jaipur, Grofers, Reserve Bank of India RBI, Reserve Bank of India, PTI, Mumbai Bangalore, Digital Payments, Yes Bank, Gurugram


Update: Ecommerce companies are suspending COD orders awaiting clarity

Update: Amazon and Snapdeal sent the following statements: Amazon: “We welcome the Government’s move. We understand that there will be a temporary impact on customers’ day to day payment transactions. Currently, we have temporarily stopped cash as a payment option for new orders. Customers that had already placed COD orders before midnight 8/11 can pay for their orders using debit or credit cards or currency of valid denominations. For future orders, we are working on alternatives to make doors...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Ecommerce, News, Internet, Cash, SnapDeal, Urbanclap, Grofers, Reserve Bank of India, Cod, Digital Payments, PepperFry


Ecommerce companies are suspending COD orders awaiting clarity

Following the the announcement that Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes will no longer be accepted, ecommerce companies have suspended accepting cash on delivery orders (COD)or scrambling to take measures to ensure payment. Amazon confirmed that it is suspending COD orders while Flipkart’s website says that cash orders above Rs 2000 are not enabled and has been asking customers to choose another payment option. However, Flipkart did not mention whether it would accept Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denominiations fo...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Ecommerce, News, Internet, Cash, SnapDeal, Urbanclap, Grofers, Reserve Bank of India, Cod, Digital Payments, PepperFry


No longer app only, Grofers launches website for orders

Online grocery delivery platform Grofers has launched a website from which its users can place orders, 3 years after it launched operations and an app to sell groceries on. The website’s interface is similar to that of the app and provides groceries which can be bought from different categories and stores. The company says that it created a team to launch the website based on feedback from its users that shopping on Grofers was restricted to smartphone users. On the platform, Grofers claims to ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, India, Softbank, Flipkart, Yuri Milner, Jugnoo, Peppertap, Grofers, Agra, Vadodara, Online Grocery, Ola Cafe


SoftBank to create a mega fund of $100B along with Saudi Arabia and others

Japanese conglomerate SoftBank Group said that it is creating a new fund to invest as much as $100 billion in the technology sector globally over the next five years. The fund, tentatively termed SoftBank Vision Fund, will see participation from Saudi Arabia’s  Public Investment Fund and will be managed by the company’s UK subsidiary. “In addition, a few large global investors are in active dialogue to join SBG and PIF to participate in this Fund,” the company said in press release. SoftBank an...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, UK, News, Internet, Housing, Saudi Arabia, Investments, China, Softbank, Alibaba, Mali, ARM Holdings, Tiger Global, Goldman, SnapDeal


Grofers applies for FDI clearance in food retailing with DIPP: report

Online grocery delivery company Grofers has applied for clearing a Foreign Direct Investment opportunity, reports The Hindu. Filings with Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) shows that Grofers India Pvt Ltd has sought approval “to undertake trading including through e-commerce in food products manufactured and/or produced in India”. The application from Grofers comes after the government allowed 100% FDI in single brand retailing for the ecommerce sector in June, giving a boost...
Tags: Travel, Ecommerce, News, Internet, India, Softbank, Xiaomi, Tiger Global Management, Yuri Milner, Grofers, Singtel, Fdi, Bharti Airtel, Telenor Group, Online Grocery, Ludhiana Bhopal Kochi Coimbatore


Flipkart denies layoffs, but says underperformers “encouraged to seek opportunities outside”

In an emailed statement to MediaNama, Flipkart denied “allegations of a layoff,” instead, going on a defensive about its ‘transparent evaluation process’ which allows it to identify employees who meet and do not meet its performance standards. The company says that it underperformers were “encouraged to seek opportunities outside”, and that this was a regular yearly exercise in which 1% of the workforce would be affected.  Full statement below. Last week, Economic Times reported that Flipkart ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Ecommerce, Layoffs, News, Internet, Foodpanda, SnapDeal, Flipkart, Grofers, Economic Times, Global Fashion Group, Medianama, MediaNama Flipkart, Ekart


Grofers to lay off 10% of its workforce while revoking 67 job offers: Report

After shutting down operations in 9 cities in January, online grocery delivery startup Grofers is now laying-off 10% of its work-force while retracting job offers given to fresh graduates, reports Livemint. The company’s Human Resource head notified its employees through an email that most lay-offs would take place in the customer support and content teams; exiting employees will receive a one-month severance package, the report added. The company cited “general slowdown in activity” within the...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, India, Softbank, Zomato, Tiger Global Management, Yuri Milner, Sequoia, Grofers, Human Resource, Medianama, Online Grocery, Ludhiana Bhopal Kochi Coimbatore, Visakhapatnam


FDI in food retail will help online groceries to raise funding — but there’s a catch

First, the good news. Government’s decision to allow 100% foreign direct investments (FDI) in single brand retail is likely to give a big boost to online grocery startups such as Grofers and BigBasket as they can now raise funds more easily than before, according to the Times of India. Now, the bad news: the government has allowed FDI only in food retail. Most startups in the grocery delivery segment also sell other household items such as soap, shampoos, cleaning agents etc. Hari Menon, CEO of...
Tags: Travel, Ecommerce, News, Internet, Government, India, Softbank, Walmart, Chhattisgarh, Yuri Milner, Bangalore, BigBasket, Amazon India, Grofers, Fdi, Times of India


Nikesh Arora to step down from SoftBank president and COO post

Nikesh Arora, SoftBank Group’s president and chief operating officer is stepping down from his position shortly after being given a clean chit regarding allegations that he was compensated by private equity firm Silver Lake for helping with potential technology company investments that were similar to the investments he made for SoftBank. The Wall Street Journal said that Arora will remain as an adviser to the firm, which a Softbank spokesperson has confirmed independently to MediaNama. Arora co...
Tags: Travel, News, Housing, China, India, Softbank, Sprint Corporation, Son, Tiger Global, Wall Street Journal, SnapDeal, WSJ, Nikesh Arora, Didi Kuaidi, Silver Lake, Yuri Milner


Nikesh Arora given a clean chit after allegations of poor performance

Japanese conglomerate SoftBank Group announced that it found complaints and allegations against its president and chief operating officer Nikesh Arora to be unsubstanitated. In January, a group of investors sent letters to the boards of SoftBank and Sprint calling for a probe and possible dismissal of Arora over his investment track record and conflict of interest as a senior advisor to private equity firm Silver Lake. “The Special Committee has concluded that the claims concerning the conduct o...
Tags: Travel, News, Internet, Housing, China, India, Softbank, US, Sprint, Sprint Corporation, Tiger Global, Nikesh Arora, Didi Kuaidi, Silver Lake, Yuri Milner, Ola



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