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May 22nd, 2014
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Flipkart join hands with EPCH (Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts), VTPC (Visvesvaraya Trade Promotion Centre) and KASSIA (Karnataka Small Scale Industries Association)
Aims to enable local entrepreneurs in Karnataka


Bangalore, December 24, 2014 :Flipkart, India’s largest e-commerce marketplace, has joined hands with EPCH (Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts), VTPC (Visvesvaraya Trade Promotion Centre) and KASSIA (Karnataka Small Scale Industries Association)to organize a session on “How to grow your business online” with the seller community in Bangalore.

Focused on empowering sellers and entrepreneurs from the region, this workshop covered the on-boarding processes, return policies and serviceability and commission structure for sellers. This interactive workshop was an active participation from over 120 sellers across categories like - handicrafts, home decor, home furnishing, kitchen, footwear, fashion jewelry, electronics and mobile.

Commenting on this session Ankit Nagori, SVP- Marketplace, Flipkart said – “Karnataka is home to a large number of local entrepreneurs. We see a lot of potential for the sellers in this region and our aim is to empower them to explore the marketplace model and grow their customer base. With sessions like these, we want to introduce sellers to this platform and its benefits.”

He further added, “Today, over thousands of sellers are selling products across various categories to our 26 million registered users. With access to the largest customer base in the country, we will enable local entrepreneurs to reach out to a wider range of customers nationally.” In a message, Sri. Rakesh Kumar, Executive Director, EPCH, said that “We are happy to associate with Flipkart for an initiative that will help our local artisans/entrepreneurs grow their businesses. We are confident that sellers across categories will benefit from a session like this.” In keeping with its aim to enable artisans and entrepreneurs, Flipkart has tied up with Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME) and National Centre for Design & Product Development (NCDPD) to boost manufacturing in India. Early this year Flipkart also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Director General – Employment & Training (DGET), National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Ministry of Labour and Employment, Govt of India, to help Indian MSMEs leverage the online marketplace platform to scale their businesses by supplementing their employee requirements and upgrading their skills.

Some of the features Flipkart offers its online sellers:

  • Educates them on selling online by providing online tools and workshops/training
  • Provides marketing support for the listed products
  • Shares data on market trends that helps in customer acquisition
  • Cataloguing and packaging services that maintain and enhance quality

About Flipkart: is India’s leading e-commerce marketplace offering over 20 million products cross 70+ categories including Books, Media, Consumer Electronics and Lifestyle.

Flipkart is know for its path-breaking services like Cash on Delivery, and a 30-day replacement policy. Flipkart is the only online player offering services like In-a-Day Guarantee (50 cities) and Same-Day-Guarantee (13 cities) at scale. Its annual subscription service, Flipkart First, is the first of its kind in the country.

Launched in October 2007, Flipkart has become the preferred online marketplace for leading Indian and international brands.

Flipkart, currently 20000 people strong, has 26 million registered users clocking over 8 million daily visits. Flipkart’s technology has enabled it to deliver 5 million shipments per month – and this number’s only growing.

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