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ShopClues Lays off 200 people
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ShopClues Lays off 200 people

E-commerce platform ShopClues has laid off about 200 employees as it struggles to rein in costs in the hyper-competitive online shopping segment in India. According to sources, ShopClues has sacked about 200 people as its efforts to find a buyer failed. When contacted, a ShopClues spokesperson said the company has been steadily reducing its workforce mostly in operating functions as it leverages gains from technology. "We have always been an employee first company and have ensured that impacted employees, if any, are outplaced proactively," it added. Recently, ShopClues was in talks with larger rival Snapdeal for a potential acquisition. However, after weeks of due diligence, Snapdeal decided against the acquisition as there are concerns regarding some of the findings emerg...
eBay.in Plans to Acquire ShopClues For India Relaunch
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eBay.in Plans to Acquire ShopClues For India Relaunch

US-based online retailer eBay is reportedly in talks with ShopClues to acquire the Gurugram-based e-commerce company After announcing its plan to relaunch its India business. Last year, eBay sold its India operations to Flipkart for $200 million, who recently said it will stop using the eBay.in platform. Meanwhile, eBay and ShopClues have both declined to comment on the acquisition reports. ShopClues is an online marketplace owned by Clues Network Pvt. Ltd. It was established in July 2011 in Silicon Valley by Sanjay Sethi, Sandeep Aggarwal and Radhika Aggarwal. Based in Gurgaon, India, the company claims to have over 6 lakh merchants and 2.8 crore products on its platform, serving over 32,000 pin codes across the country. ShopClues has recently raised $10 million from existing invest...
Top Ecommerce Companies of India After Flipkart Acquisition
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Top Ecommerce Companies of India After Flipkart Acquisition

India's technology industry is bracing itself for the next era of e-commerce warfare, especially after the mega Walmart-Flipkart deal has come into play. While the acquisition has returned a lot of liquidity in the ecosystem, it has also sparked off a maiden opportunity for new entrepreneurs and investors, adding to the wait for the $100 Bn Indian internet giant to go on. So With Flipkart's already gone to American giant Walmart, which companies should be considered next players to make it big within e-commerce landscape? Well, there are some prominent names that have it in them to create "the Flipkart wave" back again. The names in the list have been chosen because these companies are based in India founded by Indian entrepreneurs. Additionally, their majority stakes are also held by...
Shopclues Sacked 45-50 Employees
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Shopclues Sacked 45-50 Employees

It has been announced that Shopclues fired 45-50 employees from different domains. A company spokesperson confirmed the layoffs but pointed out that they were made according to the individuals’ work performance, which according to the firm “has impacted less than 4% of the company’s overall workforce.” "Unfortunate as it might be, the rigors of a merit-based system requires that we keep the bar high on individual performance. As we wrap up the review cycle for FY 2018, this decision has impacted less than 4% of the total workforce," the company spokesperson said. The firm currently employs between 1,150-1,200 individuals. The layoffs come at a time when Shopclues is losing long strides to India’s two biggest e-commerce companies – Flipkart and Amazon. Snapdeal is also changing ...
Know Why Sandeep Aggarwal Filed FIR Against Wife and ShopClues’ Co Radhika
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Know Why Sandeep Aggarwal Filed FIR Against Wife and ShopClues’ Co Radhika

E-tailer ShopClues' founder Sandeep Aggarwal, had filed a FIR against his estranged wife and co-founder Radhika Ghai Aggarwal, co-founder and CEO Sanjay Sethi and Sethi’s wife Nupur Sethi three days ago, accusing them of cheating, criminal conspiracy and revoking his voting rights by fraudulently changing the pages of the documents he signed. The issue over the control surfaced nearly six months ago when Sandeep accused Radhika and Sanjay of thwarting his return to the company. Aggarwal had to give up his membership on board due to insider trading charges in the US in 2013. Recently the High Court gave its order that “no coercive steps be taken against the petitioner till the next date”, i.e. October 16 (the petitioner: Ghai Aggarwal and Sanjay Sethi). "The Honorable Court was ple...
Indian Unicorn Startups To Launch Nasscom Like Lobby Group- Indiatech.org
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Indian Unicorn Startups To Launch Nasscom Like Lobby Group- Indiatech.org

India’s Unicorn Internet startups Flipkart and Ola are grouping together with peers including travel portal MakeMyTrip to launch a Nasscom like industry body that will be representing their interests and aim to deal with deep pocketed rivals, and sustain their existence in one of the world’s most prized markets for digital commerce. The lobby group will be called Indiatech.org — and will be led by Sachin Bansal, as its President and Chairman; appointing a former IAS officer as its CEO, said four people aware of the matter. The former bureaucrat is expected to join in 2-3 weeks. The other founding members include online classifieds company Quikr and messaging platform Hike. “The group wants to become the Nasscom for the startup space,” said two of the people cited above. The formati...
Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal Accused of Violation of FDI Norms
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Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal Accused of Violation of FDI Norms

Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), leading advocate for small traders and businesses in India, with around 6 crore merchants across 40000 affiliates, urged the government to take action against e-commerce firms like Amazon and Flipkart, accusing them of violation of FDI norms by undertaking retail trading activities. (more…)
CashKaro’s 7 Marketing Ideas That E-commerce Websites will Count on this Diwali
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CashKaro’s 7 Marketing Ideas That E-commerce Websites will Count on this Diwali

E-commerce giants like Amazon, Flipkart, Myntra, and Paytm are gearing up to launch their festive sales. CashKaro.com has analyzed past trends to identify marketing strategies that e-commerce websites will use to amplify their sales during this period.   Incentivizing Wallet Payments By capitalizing on the cashless wave, payment through self-funded mobile wallets has become a widely used strategy. Customers paying through these wallets receive exclusive discounts from e-commerce companies. Recently, Amazon launched its Pay Balance feature which allowed customers to pay instantly with pre-loaded Amazon Pay wallets. As an introductory offer, Amazon gave 15% Cashback of upto Rs. 450 to its Prime Members who paid using Pay Balance. Regular shoppers received 10% Cashback of upto R...
ShopClues Expanding its Fashion Business To Hit Profit Goal
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ShopClues Expanding its Fashion Business To Hit Profit Goal

ShopClues is expanding its fashion business by bringing on board more local brands and enhancing product offerings, a move that will steer the e-commerce marketplace towards overall profitability. ShopClues, which focuses on value and mid-price segments, aims to hit overall profitability by the first half of 2018- 19. Talking about the lifestyle segment, ShopClues Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer Radhika Aggarwal said the current size of Indias apparel and lifestyle market is estimated to be over USD 90 billion but only 2 per cent of this is online. "However, this (lifestyle) is also the fastest growing category and reaches 24 per cent of online consumers in India," she told Pixr8. The lifestyle segment is fast growing with intense competition among not just fashio...
ShopClues Founder Aggarwal Files Defamation Case Against Wife, Co-founder Over Role Downplay
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ShopClues Founder Aggarwal Files Defamation Case Against Wife, Co-founder Over Role Downplay

NEW DELHI: ShopClues co-founder Sandeep Aggarwal today said he has filed a criminal defamation case against other co-founders -- Sanjay Sethi and estranged wife, Radhika -- in Delhi courts earlier this month alleging them of downplaying his role in creation of the online marketplace. The statement, issued by Sandeep's press team, comes a day after he made several allegations against Radhika in a series of Facebook posts. ShopClues was valued at over USD 1 billion last year. Its investors include GIC Pte Ltd, Tiger Global Managment LLC and Nexus Venture Partners. Apologising for the emotional outburst on social media and saying such acts will not happen again, the statement said, "Sandeep has been wronged on multiple counts by people he trusted the most. He is deeply hurt and while...
Ecommerce Firms Paytm & Amazon Temporarily Halting COD Orders, Issue Advisories
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Ecommerce Firms Paytm & Amazon Temporarily Halting COD Orders, Issue Advisories

Ecommerce companies are struggling to handle cash on delivery (COD) orders, following the government's decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes, with firms like Amazon and Paytm temporarily halting the facility for customers. Some companies like Uber and BigBasket have issued advisories urging customers to pay in lower denominations, while others like Flipkart and Snapdeal have set limits to the value of orders that can be delivered through COD. According to industry estimates, about 70 per cent of the shoppers opt for cash while buying a product. "We have temporarily stopped cash as a payment option for new orders. Customers who had already placed COD orders before midnight 8/11 can pay for their orders using debit or credit cards or currency of valid denominations ...