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Foreign e-commerce companies to pay 2% equalisation levy from April 1

For any sale of goods or services by a “non-resident” e-commerce operator in India, the government will impose a 2% equalisation levy starting April 1, 2020, according to the amendments to the Finance Bill passed by the Lok Sabha on March 23. Activities subject to equalisation levy Purchases made in territory of India or using […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, India, E-commerce, Lok Sabha, Equalization levy

E-commerce companies to operate without passes during COVID-19 lockdown: Faridabad Police

E-commerce companies do not need any pass from the district administration to operate in Faridabad, the Faridabad Police said in an order dated March 26. The commissioner’s office told MediaNama that they will validate the identity of delivery persons via ID cards, and it is not mandatory for them to be wearing uniforms “since every […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, E-commerce, FARIDABAD, Medianama, Coronavirus, Ecommerce and COVID-19, Faridabad Police

Noida allows e-commerce delivery of essential services, no govt passes required

All e-commerce companies are allowed to operate in Noida, the Gautam Buddh Nagar District Magistrate said in an order dated March 26. Delivery persons of e-commerce companies do not need any passes from the district administration, and their company ID would be sufficient to carry out delivery of essential goods, DM B.N. Singh said in […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, E-commerce, Singh, Noida, Coronavirus, Ecommerce and COVID-19, Gautam Buddh Nagar District Magistrate

Zomato extends Gold membership duration by 2 months, announces fund for delivery persons

Zomato will extend all paid Gold memberships across India, UAE, Australia, Indonesia, Philippines, Lebanon, Turkey, New Zealand, Portugal and Qatar by two months at no extra cost, founder Deepinder Goyal announced. The company will also start a fund to cover up the lost earnings of its delivery partners, and is “hoping” for government’s support towards […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Qatar, E-commerce, Zomato, Deepinder Goyal, Coronavirus, Ecommerce and COVID-19

Should We Still Go Shopping (Online)?

It has become a moral question as much as a consumer issue.
Tags: News, E-commerce, Fashion and apparel, Layoffs and Job Reductions, Shopping and Retail, United States Economy, Your-feed-fashion, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

Zindi taps 12,000 African data scientists for solutions to COVID-19

Since its inception, Cape Town based crowdsolving startup Zindi has been building a database of data scientists across Africa. It now has 12,000 registered on its its platform that uses AI and machine learning to tackle complex problems and will offer them cash-prizes to find solutions to curb COVID-19. Zindi has an open challenge focused on stemming the spread and havoc of coronavirus and will introduce a hackathon in April. The current competition, sponsored by AI4D, tasks scientists to cre...
Tags: Food, TC, New York, Microsoft, Nigeria, Africa, San Francisco, Tech, E-commerce, Ceo, Artificial Intelligence, South Africa, Cape Town, Machine Learning, Kenya, World Health Organization

E-commerce firms can email Mumbai Police to continue operations during COVID-19 lockdown

All e-commerce firms and delivery service providers that deliver “essential” goods such as food and medicines can email Mumbai Police at [email protected] to continue operations in the city, the Mumbai Police tweeted. This includes grocery delivery, e-pharmacies, food delivery and courier services, Pranaya Ashok, the Deputy Commissioner of Police told MediaNama. The company itself, through […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, E-commerce, Mumbai, Mumbai Police, Coronavirus, Ecommerce and COVID-19, Pranaya Ashok the Deputy Commissioner of Police

DPIIT to monitor delivery of essential services through control room during COVID-19 lockdown

Yesterday, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), set up a control room to monitor, in real time, the status of transportation and delivery of goods, manufacturing, delivery of essential commodities as India continues with the 21-day lockdown to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. DPIIT has asked e-commerce, manufacturing, distribution companies among others to […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, India, E-commerce, DPIIT, Coronavirus, Ecommerce and COVID-19

Online marketplace OfferUp raises $120M, acquires top competitor letgo

OfferUp, a top online and mobile marketplace app, announced this morning it’s raising $120 million in a new round of funding led by competiting marketplace letgo’s majority investor, OLX Group, and others. As a part of the deal, OfferUp will also be acquiring letgo’s classified business, with OLX Group gaining a 40% stake in the newly combined entity. Other investors in the new round include existing OfferUp backers Andreessen Horowitz and Warburg Pincus. The funds will be put towards continu...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, TC, Mobile, Ecommerce, Apps, Marketplace, Funding, America, Selling, Tech, E-commerce, Online Shopping, Andreessen Horowitz, North America, Buying

COVID-19: E-commerce companies can get passes to operate in Hyderabad during curfew

All delivery and e-commerce companies in Hyderabad can obtain passes for their essential staff and vehicles by sending an email to [email protected], Jayesh Ranjan, the IT Secretary for the state of Telangana, tweeted. These passes can be obtained for 11 kinds of delivery related services, including milk and dairy; vegetable; meat, fish and chicken; medicines […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, E-commerce, Hyderabad, Telangana, Ecommerce and COVID-19, Jayesh Ranjan

Milkbasket staff, vendors allegedly heckled by local police a day before nationwide lockdown

E-commerce platform Milkbasket could not deliver a single order in Hyderabad and more than half of their orders in Gurugram and Noida, even before Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Milkbasket’s CEO Anant Goel said that the company’s “staff, vendors and vehicles [were] being pushed back from the […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Narendra Modi, E-commerce, Hyderabad, Noida, Gurugram, Milkbasket, Coronavirus, Ecommerce and COVID-19, Anant Goel

Will Our Most Important Industry Survive the Coronavirus?

Better than you might think. Governments need Big Tech now more than ever.
Tags: News, Cloud Computing, E-commerce, Online Advertising, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Inc, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Stimulus (Economic

Coronavirus Spurs a Wave of Suspect Websites Looking to Cash In

Hundreds of e-commerce sites are popping up daily to sell virus-fighting products. Many are being shut down for making exaggerated claims or selling phantom products.
Tags: News, Masks, E-commerce, Epidemics, Online Advertising, Facebook Inc, Shopify Inc, Frauds and Swindling, Tests (Medical, Protective Clothing and Gear, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

E-commerce delivery of essential goods exempted from 21-day COVID-19 curfew: Home Ministry

Update 10:10 pm: The Ministry of Home Affairs has exempted delivery of all essential goods through e-commerce from the 21-day curfew that will go into effect at midnight on March 25. This includes delivery of food, pharmaceuticals, and medical equipment. This 21-day curfew has been imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in India. […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, India, E-commerce, Ministry of Home Affairs, Delivery Services, MeitY, Coronavirus

Exclusive: Treat e-commerce delivery as essential service during COVID-19 shutdown: MEITY advises state governments

You’re reading it here first: Treat e-commerce functions, such as delivery, warehouse operations, shipping and logistics, as essential functions, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) told all state governments in an advisory to permit IT/ITeS industry to carry out essential functions. To plausibly ensure that delivery personnel and other associated employees are carrying […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, E-commerce, Delivery Services, MeitY, Coronavirus

Using 25% lower bandwidth, Disney+ launches in UK, Ireland and 5 other European countries, France to come online April 7

Disney+, the streaming service from the Walt Disney Company, has been rapidly ramping up in the last several weeks. But while some of that expansion has seen some hiccups, other regions are basically on track. Today, as expected, Disney announced that it is officially launching across 7 markets in Europe — but doing so using reduced bandwidth given the strain on broadband networks as more people are staying home because of the coronavirus pandemic. From today, it will be live in the U.K., Irelan...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Europe, UK, Media, Microsoft, Entertainment, France, Germany, Disney, Tech, Spain, E-commerce, Companies, Broadband

Using 25% lower bandwidth, Disney+ launches in UK, Ireland, 5 other European countries, France to come online April 7

Disney+, the streaming service from the Walt Disney Company, has been rapidly ramping up in the last several weeks. But while some of that expansion has seen some hiccups, other regions are basically on track. Today, as expected, Disney announced that it is officially launching across 7 markets in Euopre — but doing so using reduced bandwidth given the strain on broadband networks as more people are staying home because of the coronavirus pandemic. From today, it will be live in the UK, Ireland,...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Europe, UK, Media, Microsoft, Entertainment, France, Germany, Disney, Tech, Spain, E-commerce, Companies, Broadband

Big Tech Could Emerge From Coronavirus Crisis Stronger Than Ever

Amazon is hiring aggressively to meet customer demand. Traffic has soared on Facebook and YouTube. And cloud computing has become essential to home workers.
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, News, Cloud Computing, Social Media, E-commerce, Airbnb, Data Centers, Apple Inc, Netflix Inc, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc, Computers and the Internet, Supermarkets and Grocery Stores, Mobile Applications

Jumia adapts Pan-African e-commerce network in response to COVID-19

Pan-African e-commerce company Jumia is adapting its digital retail network to curb the spread of COVID-19. The Nigeria headquartered operation — with online goods and services verticals in 11 African countries — announced a series of measures on Friday. Jumia will donate certified face masks to health ministries in Kenya, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Nigeria and Uganda, drawing on its supply networks outside Africa. The company has offered African governments use of of its last mile delivery network f...
Tags: TC, New York, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, E-commerce, Ceo, World, Uganda, United States, South Africa, United Kingdom, Morocco, President, Kenya, World Health Organization

Customers Want Customization, and Companies Are Giving It to Them

From start-ups to big brands, businesses are offering personalized product options to extend their product lines and increase sales.
Tags: News, E-commerce, Shapeways, Start-ups, Factories and Manufacturing, Wiivv Wearables Inc, 3-D Printers, AI March 2020

Understanding Cart Abandonment And What You Can Do About It As A Seller

You run a website selling clothes, makeup, and beauty products. Now you are generating visitors. They start browsing your products. And when they finally found what they were looking for, they added the items to their cart. Suddenly, they leave without buying anything. So, you’re left wondering what went wrong. Cart abandonment is very common among websites. As its name implies, shopping cart abandonment happens when your website visitor adds your product to their e-shopping cart but eventually...
Tags: Startups, E-commerce, Online Sales, Others, Online Commerce, Cart Abandonment

Amazon Bans, Then Reinstates, Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’

The retailer is trying to do two contradictory things: Ban hate literature but allow free speech.
Tags: News, Censorship, E-commerce, Hitler, Mein Kampf, Books and Literature, Shopping and Retail, Computers and the Internet, Inc, Book Trade and Publishing, Adolf, Holocaust and the Nazi Era

What Does ‘Dressing for Work’ Mean Now?

If you’re suddenly working from home instead of going into an office, you have a few options.
Tags: News, E-commerce, Lululemon Athletica Inc, Telecommuting, Fashion and apparel, Workplace Environment

Amazon to suspend non-essential shipments to UK and US warehouses

The company is prioritising five categories of goods which it classifies as essential productsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOnline retail giant Amazon is stopping sellers from sending non-essential items to its UK and US warehouses until 5 April, to make space for vital items needed by its customers during the coronavirus outbreak.Amazon wrote to its third-party sellers, some of whom use the company’s logistics to store and dispatch their products, to inform them th...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Technology, US, UK News, World news, Consumer affairs, E-commerce, US news, Online Shopping, Coronavirus outbreak

Grocery delivery apps see record downloads amid coronavirus outbreak

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the U.S., grocery delivery apps have begun seeing record numbers of daily downloads, according to from app store intelligence firm Apptopia. On Sunday, online grocery apps including Instacart, Walmart Grocery, and Shipt hit yet another new record for daily downloads for their respective apps, the firm says. Comparing the average daily downloads in February to yesterday (Sunday, March 15), Instacart, Walmart Grocery, and Shipt have seen their daily downlo...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Mobile, Ecommerce, Apps, Tech, Walmart, Bloomberg, Amazon Prime, E-commerce, Online Shopping, Stores, Grocery, Instacart, Target, Grocery Delivery

He Has 17,700 Bottles of Hand Sanitizer and Nowhere to Sell Them

Amazon cracked down on coronavirus price gouging. Now, while the rest of the world searches, some sellers are holding stockpiles of sanitizer and masks.
Tags: Amazon, News, Masks, E-commerce, EBay Inc, Prices (Fares, Computers and the Internet, Cleansers, Inc, Fees and Rates, Detergents and Soaps, Chattanooga (Tenn, Stockpiling, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

Panicked Shoppers Empty Shelves as Coronavirus Anxiety Rises

The scene inside one crowded store: There was no chicken available, nor garbanzo beans or chips. Another had no flu or cold medicines.
Tags: News, E-commerce, Ny, Shopping and Retail, Supermarkets and Grocery Stores, Shutdowns (Institutional, Manhattan (NYC, Brooklyn (NYC, South Bronx (Bronx, Hoboken (NJ, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

EV startup Bollinger targets commercial industry with its new chassis

Bollinger Motors, the Michigan-based startup known for its rugged electric SUV and pickup truck, unveiled Thursday a chassis designed for a Class 3 commercial vehicle that has the potential to expand its customer base. The move reflects a broader trend among EV startups to at least consider commercial applications for its vehicles in an effort to generate more revenue in this capitally intensive business. Rivian, for instance, has struck a deal with Amazon to provide electric vans for the e-c...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Tech, E-commerce, Ceo, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Michigan, Chassis, Green Vehicles, Electric Car, Bollinger, Battery Electric Vehicles, Bollinger Motors, Robert Bollinger