Festival Season Sales: E-commerce Is Battling Note Ban, GST Blues; Paytm Mall May Just Muddy The Waters More

For Indian e-commerce firms, already struggling to shrug off the ill-effects of demonetisation and goods and services tax, this festival season is likely to be crucial. What has made the situation all the more tricky is the entrance of a new deep-pocketed player, Paytm Mall.

Amazon, Big Basket, Grofers: Food Retail Is Heating Up; Expect More New Players And Consolidation

With the government approving Amazon’s proposed $500 million investment in the sector, the floodgates of the food retail sector seem to have been thrown open. Most analysts believe that after e-commerce, the food retail sector will be the next big space which is a low-hanging fruit say some. They expect the sector to see a few new entrants and consolidation to heat up further.

Is This Flipkart’s Last Fundraise On Road To IPO?

India’s largest e-commerce company Flipkart’s recent fundraise of $1.4 billion (around Rs 9,000 crore), the biggest-ever in the country’s burgeoning consumer internet sector, has undoubtedly filled its coffers for now, but it also begs some important questions. Will this be the company’s last round of external funding as it looks to turn profitable? Is a stock-exchange listing by 2019 Flipkart’s next destination?

外媒:加码Paytm 阿里巴巴将推天猫印度

8月15日消息,据印度斯坦时报(hindustantimes.com)报道,阿里巴巴正和印度最大移动支付和商务平台Paytm商议,将全资收购或持股后者旗下的电商平台Paytm Mall。

据传阿里巴巴欲全资收购Paytm Mall,或更名为天猫印度站

雨果网从外媒近日报道中了解到,阿里巴巴很快就要跟亚马逊印度站和Flipkart竞争了。

有消息指出,阿里巴巴已经同Paytm的所有人Vijay Shekhar Sharma讨论全资收购或拥有Paytm旗下Paytm Mall的大部分股份。

Alibaba Eyes India Market, In Talks To Take Control Of Paytm Mall

China’s internet giant, the Jack Ma-controlled Alibaba, might soon start competing with Amazon and Flipkart in India as it eyes new markets to hit Ma’s target of two billion users.

Alibaba, which posted quarterly revenue of $4.84 billion on Thursday, has initiated discussions with Vijay Shekhar Sharma-owned Paytm to either fully acquire or own a sizable share in the latter’s marketplace business, Paytm Mall.