Amazon It is one of the leading and reputed online e-commerce platforms acknowledged at a wide scale all over the country. Accessed by zillions of people from all over the globe, the marketplace is operated by an affiliate of Amazon.com that is Amazon Seller Services Private Limited.
Flipkart - It is a reputed and one of the esteemed e-commerce platforms used simply all across the world. No matter, whether you are looking for electronics, appliances, anything related to men and women, baby and kids wear, home and furniture, books and more, it is the best platform to seek for. Introduced in year 2007, it is one of the countrys leading and well known e-commerce platform offering more than 80 million products covering about over 80 categories and segments. This pioneering e-commerce marketplace firm is been registered in Singapore and is headquartered in Karnataka, India. In fact, it is known to introduce its own wide product range under the well known and famous name DigiFlip backed with products involving USBs, tablets, and laptop bags. The founders of the company are Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, both of them worked for widely reckoned Amazon marketplace and then left to found their own firm that is Flipkart Online Services Private Limited. Staffed with over 33,000 people, the foremost product that they sold was actually the book called Leaving Microsoft to Change the World to a customer belonging from Hyderabad. Adding to this, it allows for different payment methods like credit or debit card transactions, cash on delivery, e-gift voucher, net banking or card swipe at the time of delivery. In year 2015, as per the information it has bought a minority stake in route optimization and Navigation start-up acknowledged as MapmyIndia assisting to improvise and upgrade its delivery utilizing its assets. In 2014, the platform introduced its own set of mobile phones, tablet and Phablet. The foremost tablet series and phones that were introduced was Digiflip Pro XT 712 tablet. Also, it introduced its first wireless networking router in July 2014 under its own acknowledged brand name DigiFlip WR001 300 Mbit/s. Later in September 2014, it introduced its personal healthcare and in-house home appliances brand Citron covering a large array of grooming products and cooking utility items. A famous online shopping e-commerce marketplace of the country, it got nominated in 2011 for Indiamart Leaders of Tomorrow awards and recognition. Also, as per April 2017, the founders of the platform are been named as the most influential people by TIME.
- Establishment – 2007
- Website: www.flipkart.com
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- Establishment – 2010
- Website: www.snapdeal.com
- Establishment – 2007
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- Establishment – 2010
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Cash on Delivery – Customer will pay once he receive the product.
Debit Card – Have the option to pay from MasterCard, Visa, Maestro debit cards
Cheque/DD – From check/DD customers can do the payment but in these case, company will dispatch the product once the credit the check.
From the customers point of view, cash on delivery is the best option because it is secure and convenient.
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- Establishment – 1997
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Launched in the year 2012, Jabong.com is a popular online marketplace for branded fashion wear and accessories. This website sells Men’s Clothing, women & Kids Clothing, Bags, Footwear, Watches, Sunglasses, Wallets, belts, Women Make up Products, Perfumes, Home Furnishing Items, and Sports Items. Jabong offers leading and popular brands at discounted price. They have separate section, which only show Brand Store of that particular brand. One can find leading international brands at Jabong, such as Dune, GAS, Le Cooper, Dorothy Perkins, Jack & Jones, Next, Aldo, BRAUN, Bugatti, CITIZEN, Calvin Klein, Casio, D&G, DKNY, Givenchy, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Issey Miyake, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jennifer Lopez, Juicy Couture, Kenzo, L'Oreal Paris, MANGO, Mont Zermatt, and Diesel etc. Other than Jabong, No other Indian e-commerce site is featuring such a diverse portfolio of International brands. Currently, Jabong is a part of Flipkart (via Myntra.com).
eBay India is a 100% subsidiary of international top online e-commerce company - eBay Inc.
Started operations in 2014, They are among the biggest managed online e-commerce players in the market with more than 2.1 million active users from 4000+ cities in India. They have more than 1.1 million live product listings on their portal across widest 2,000 categories of products. There are around 30,000 merchants sell their products annually on their website. It is said that a cosmetic product sells every 1 minute, a TV sells in every 27 minutes, a car accessory sells every 1 minute on their portal.
Established in the year 2007, Naaptol started as price comparision website. In 2009, they started their online marketplace and pitched their products to customers online, offline, newspaper advertisings and via TV shopping. Their site has 90,000 visitors visiting them and conducting 5000 transactions a day, which generate daily sales of Rs.1.5 crores. Headquartered in Mumbai, they deliver to all states and UT in India. Infact, it was first e-commerce company that uses the services of “India Post” for their product deliveries. suit.
Started in the year 2007, Infibeam is a leading online retailer for electronics, books, automobiles, lifestyle and gifts in India. They started as automobile portal and later turned into online shopping retailers. Their website has widest range of 1.2 Crore products across categories. They also have their own logistics arm known as Infibeam Logistics, which delivers to all major Indian cities. Headquartered in Ahmedabad, they have offices in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore employing around 1300 strong professionals.
LimeRoad is India's leading online shopping platform for fashion and lifestyle products exclusively for women shoppers. They have around 200,000+ products on sale and have wide range of local vendor network with selling of local fashion products ranging from Kurtis, Sarees, Salwar Suits, footware, accessories, women handbags & purses, kitchen products etc. The site is popular among working women shoppers and their best selling products are kurtis which are meant for official wear.
Established in the year 2012, pepperfry is an online furniture and home decor marketplace. They are different from other e-commerce sites and sell all type of furniture to give users
It is a famous and one of the acknowledged Indian based home products and furniture E-commerce marketplace. Headquartered in Mumbai, India, it has been incepted in year 2012 by renowned and well known Ambareesh Murty. Earlier, it has been dealing and offering products across lifestyle categories. Recently in year 2014, it introduced its first brick and mortar store, named Studio Pepperfry based in Mumbai. Adding to this, it has its stores available around Gurgaon, Bengaluru and Kolkata. With in-house labels dealing in the manufacture and supply of lifestyle based products, it has tie-ups with many pioneering and popular Indian based brands such as Nilkamal, Godrej Interio, @Home, Spacewood, Furniture Kraft, Durian, Evok, Hometown, and many other global furniture based brands. Dealing and providing people almost everything varying from furniture to dacor products to lamps to bed and bath based items to kitchen products to furnishings to housekeeping to dining and bar to garden products to hardware and electrical and more, the platform promisingly and successfully fulfilled a million customer orders recently in year 2015. Till date, it has shipped products to more than 1000 cities all across the nation, as per the stats it has about 2.6 million registered users. With more than 5 lakh Facebook followers, it has been housed with about 17 fulfilment hubs based all around the country. The e-commerce platform believes high in supporting sustainability and enables a positive carbon based footprint and for the same has already tied up with NGOs helping in growing more number of trees to give back to the nature and environment.
The US based e-commerce giant Amazon has launched its India operations in the year 2013. They started in India with limited number of products and slowly they have captured the market with their amazing offers on their extensive catalogues. They have merchant-amazon setup of business model, where in merchants will sell their products on their site with a nominal fee charges by the company. Amazon will provide delivery logistics to these sellers. They have grown really fast in India and today they have more than 25 million products for sale on their website which is larger than their major rivalry Flipkart.
Yepme is counted among top notch eCommerce companies of India. It was started in 2011 by Sandeep Sharma, Anand Jadav and Vivek Gaur, alumni of IIT. Company has head office in Gurgaon and has women and men apparels and shoes. User can buy products online from website using credit/debit card. Company works across Tier1 and Tier 2 cities and has good delivery network. To expend business company has received raised Series A investment from Helion Ventures Partners.
Nykaa was started in the year 2012 and has head office in Mumbai. Company has more than 20,000 products online that user can order from 900 cities across the globe. Company was started by Falguni Nayar who was the former managing Director Of Kotak Mahindra Capital Company. Company has received funds of $3.2 million in June 2014. Also because of excellent work company has won The Most Innovative Ecommerce Company by e-Tales Awards.
Koovs.com is a famous shopping website from where users can buy online clothing, beauty whims, shoes, lingerie, bags etc. From company online website user can order fashion products online from company website and can track the status of the order under Track Order tab. Company also provides Cash on delivery facility under which user can order online and pay once they receive the product.
CromaRetail.com is a popular shopping website that has thousands of retail outlets and pan India and same products you can buy online from website. Company has huge product range that includes Laptops, camera, entertainment, home appliances, kitchen appliances, gaming, cameras, mobiles. All products order online will be deliver to customers 'with in 2-3 working days. From company website you just need to login and can track complete details of your shipment.
ShoppersStop is another prominent retail outlet chain that started selling products online. Company has hundreds of stores in PAN India and all are located in prominent locations. All the well known brands has been selling products on website and store that includes brands like Calvin Klein, Barbie, Being Human, Levis, L’Oreal, Ray Ban, Celio etc. From online website you can order, track your order, can exchange the products that you have bought online.
Grabmore.in is another growing shopping website that sells everything from Jewellary to appreal online. From company website you can buy the products of prominent brands like Sony, Samsung, LG, Toshiba, Morphy Richards, Philips, Nikon, Canon, Panasonic, Apple, Nokia, HTC, Belkin, Sandisk, Seagate, JBL, Skullcandy, Asus . Also have the payment facility of Net banking, Credit/Debit card payment, EMI, Cash on Delivery etc. Company also provides the option of Gift cards, that user can buy from company website and gift it to their friends.
Voylla is an e-seller of imitation jewellery and is quite popular among working women and college going girls. The company started its journey in 2011 as portal for designer apparels. Later they shifted their focus on jewellery and since then there is no looking back. This Bangalore based company has its warehouse in Jaipur with 4500+ order per month which is increasing month by month. From toe-ring to designer necklaces, they have everything up on sale on their portal with massive discounts.
Rock n Shop
Founded in the year 2013 at New-Delhi, this e-commerce portal is slowly gaining popularity among fashion lovers. Rock is a fashion e-magazine and shop is its e-commerce vertical offering luxury shopping experience to buyers at their doorstep. They offer elite luxury brands from around the world such as DVF, Chloe, Marchesa, Halston Heritage, Alice + Olivia, Dolce & Gabbana, Victoria Beckham, Stella McCartney etc to Indian customers.
Founded in the year 2013 at New-Delhi, this e-commerce portal is slowly gaining popularity
This e-commerce portal is a completely new experience for Indian online buyers. The portal offers reputed doctor’s consultation for patients. Patients can consult a doctor of their choice, irrespective of region they live in. Currently, they offer Homeopathic Doctor’s consultation only. They have many successful stories of patients recovered from their diseases.
Established in the year 2012, Schoolguru is a leading company which handles Online Education Management in Schools and Universities. Started with only a team of 5, they have grown to 125+ and revolutionized Indian Open and Distance Learning also known as ODL. They provide complete start to end online learning solutions to Universities and schools. They recently launched Mobile App based learning which is gaining popularity among students and educational institutes.
Founded in the year 2010, Na Naturally Yours is first online organic products portal. They have more than 100 products in 14 categories listed on their website. From last 5 years, they have partnered with many farmers groups across country for their organic products. Their products such as Rice & Millets, Organic Gifting, Seeds & Nuts, Pastas and wide range of ayurvedic products are popular among buyers.
StalkBuyLove is an online fashion retail portal which offers fashionable products inspired from international trends, designs, styles and catwalks. They have Europe based fashion experts for their chic and modern designer products. Based out of Delhi, they are slowly becoming first choice for Indian buyers who love to wear International styles at much cheaper rates. Their products have already been featured in various leading fashion magazines in country such as ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Femina etc.
Faircent is an innovative Peer to peer lending platform. The concept is really new to Indian market. They provide virtual platform where borrowers and lenders can interact directly and can borrowers can borrow money at comparatively cheaper rates and flexible payments. Lenders also enjoy better returns than other traditional financial lending institutes such as Banks.
ZuperMeal is a “home-made food ordering” mobile application. The company is based out of Mumbai and offers people to have tasty, fresh and hygienic home cooked food. On the other hand they provide opportunity to “home chef’s” to make cooking a source of income. For now, they offer 3 Cooked Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and side meals such as Cakes, Sweets etc.
Zeppery is a digital food ordering mobile application. The app is owned by Delhi based start-up company, Inweone Technologies Pvt Ltd and currently provides their services in Delhi-NCR. They have tied up with many leading restaurants in capital with a fixed service commission and offers heavy discounts and deals for food ordering. They are also aiming to service at railway stations, which makes it unique among other food ordering apps.
Voodoo is India’s first price comparison mobile application, which lets user compare prices of goods and services offered by various retailers at their Smartphone only. The app gets an edge as online buying via mobile app is getting popular in India. For now, Voodoo can compare prices of 25 leading shopping Apps such as Amzon, Flipkart, PayTm, SanpDeal, Uber, OLA etc.
PayTM – PayTM is a well known Indian e-commerce website which was launched in the year 2010 by One 97 communications. It started with online mobile & DTH recharge, electricity bills etc. Later in 2014, they launched payTM wallet which has now become India’s biggest electronic wallet with more than 40 million accounts. In the same year they started selling various goods at their website, and today it is India’s largest digital goods marketplace. They have funding from Industrialist Ratan Tata and Chinese top e-commerce company - Alibaba Group. With extensive cash-back schemes and marketing, they have become leading name in Indian e-commerce industry. They have their head-office at Noida and regional offices in 5 Indian cities with more than 3200 people working for them.
Kaaryah – Kaaryah.com was established in the year 2013, to cater to the apparel needs of working women. This website has special apparel line of comfortable and well fitted formal wear for working women. They sell western formals such as Shirts, Tunics, Trousers, Skirts, Jackets and formal dresses specifically designed for Indian women sizes. To make their clothes comfortable and well fitted, they made them available in 18 different sizes. Its unique approach and products line, made it popular and stand tall in shred of e-commerce companies. Kaaryah adds 150 new styles every month, giving their customers more choices to choose. They have funding from Industrialist Ratan Tata, T V Mohandas Pai and The Saha fund.
EasyKhaana – Easykahna.com is founded by 22 year old Ayush Anand in the year 2015. This website offers fresh, homely cooked food in Delhi and Gurgaon. Their target customers are students and corporate professionals, who are living far from their families and are bored of eating same kind of food. Their USP is fresh and hygienically cooked food, available at your doorstep at affordable and reasoning pricing. Unlike restaurants, their food is hygienically packed in disposable packaging. Customers can go to their website and order food in less than 30 seconds. On financial front, they have raised funding from a private angel investor. The first few months were difficult for them with very few orders but today they cater more than 100 orders daily.
UrbanClap – UrbanClap is a mobile services local marketplace founded by Raghav Chandra, Varun Khaitan and Abhiraj Bhal at Delhi. It helps people in finding right service provider for daily activities such as carpentry, plumbing, wedding planner, yoga teacher etc from one’s local market. The whole procedure is very simple and one can book a service in 3 easy steps – step 1- place a request, step 2- Get quotes form urbanclap service providers and step3 – chat with them and choose the one which suits your requirement and pricing. Unlike other local market search engines, they only partner with trusted professionals which are verified by them. Currently they are providing services in four cities- Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai. They have risen funding of Rs 10 crores from SAIF Partners, Accel Partners and the founders of Snapdeal.
Twigly – Twigly is another food provider startup company launched in the year 2015. Twigly offers international cuisine specially made by their professional chefs with fresh ingredients and is sold at 20-30% lesser prices than popular fast food chains. Their fresh sandwiches, mouthwatering pastas, awesome salads, snacks and delicious deserts at affordable pricing are becoming popular and talk of the town. They change their menu daily, hence giving more variety to food lovers and also has a flat 45 minutes delivery. Currently they are catering to Gurgaon and Delhi only. But they have plans to expand it to other cities. They have got funding of US$200,000 from incubator TracxnLabs and several angel investors.
HomeStudio – Homestudio.com is a home furnishing website that offers thousand of German inspired and manufactured furniture range at just a click of your mouse. Their product line includes modular kitchens, beds, TV units, wardrobes, shelves, kid’s furniture, shoe cabinets, wall units, desks etc. They have joined hands with German based Nolte group to manufacture their outstanding furniture range. They also offer free interior designing services and takes just 3 – 4 days in installing entire home furniture. All of their services are carried out by well qualified professionals and workers. Their furniture range has unmatched quality with German designs and are available at lesser prices than exported furniture.
Futurebazaar.com – Known all over as one of the best and leading online gifting store and a shopping shop front, it has been accessed on a vast scale by people from all over the country. Being an integral part of the online reckoned and renowned group that is Future group, the platform assures and understands the emotions and feelings hidden behind gifting. At present, the platform is into selling of gift vouchers and aims high to slowly and gradually expand over the time being. Aspiring to become one of the country’s largest and most famous gifting portals, at this marketplace you can shop gifts and items for your special ones having multiple payment choices and criteria’s including net banking, credit or debit card banking, mobile payment, cash card and more. So, keep on gifting and showing your true love and concern to loved ones by availing this platform services. Popularly reckoned as the country’s gifting bazaar and web portal, one can get a wide range of appliances, electronics, computers, gifts, mobiles, home and living items, lifestyle, baby and supermarket products, kids items and more at this platform easily. Adding to this, it is the home and a digital commerce platform to pioneering and reputed retailers including Central, Big Bazaar, Home Town and more. The service delivery of the platform is across more than 2000 cities and covering more than 8000 pincodes all across the country. Introduced in year 2007, it has been serving impeccable services, delighting clients all over with outstanding prices, ease and convenience of them and having a huge portfolio of more than 20000 products.
Univercell.in – It is one of the pioneering and acknowledged e-commerce platforms that have been dealing in topmost mobiles, tablets and accessories. Started and began its operations in year 1997, over the time frame it has been a great hit and widely been accessed and preferred by people all over the country. One of the key reasons behind its huge success is the capability of the platform to sustain, allure and build a motivated, dedicated and spirited workforce. As per the stats, more than 200,000 people are purchasing handsets and accessories from this platform every month and this is actually the largest and biggest any retailer had in India. Having a huge client base of approximate 10 million involving celebrities, reputed and leading organizations and high profile users and consumers, it is known to be the foremost mobile retailer that implemented theft insurance and accidental damage for your mobile. Along with this, it pioneered the way through the mobile and accessories industry providing bill and warranty on each purchase. Offering exchange offers and deals from time to time, it is actually one stop platform for all your diversified mobile related needs.
Smartshoppers.in – It is one of the reputed e-commerce platforms offering a fully fledged range of digital products as well as services with a prominent vision to be a ruling leader in the online store and web industry. Working and following a B2C model, it has been operating and been running with core competence on quality products and brands, superb and excellent deals and offers, a vast collection of digital products services and solutions to its consumers all across the nation. The company has strategic alliances and tie-ups with best and leading international makers, suppliers, and importers directly assure to serve competent and efficient pricing and bridging up the gap in venturing and unleashing the modern and latest gadgets in the market capturing a substantial market share. Adding to this, it has pioneering and reckoned brand owners including Philips, Apple, Samsung, Sandisk, Sony and more, delivering outstanding value and quality from product selection stage to placing the order to the final execution and delivery directly at your doorstep. In fact, the brand has an in-house delivery system and warehousing and full end to end control over the comprehensive and complete ecosystem of e-commerce involving merchandising, web technologies, logistics and customer service. Highly dedicated and committed to cater a happy and delightful user experience, it follows client centric approaches and practices involving free home delivery, 15 days money back guarantee, multiple payment choices etc. that make shopping over the platform fun and a pleasing experience.
Overcart - It is one of the acknowledged and leading e-commerce platforms preferred and visited by people in a large scale from all around. Known and renowned as country's first marketplace for unboxed, over stock, pre owned and refurbished products, it is well known as the safest and securest place for you to buy secondary based products. The platform follows integrated quality check process, unique and unparalleled customer focus and product knowledge, it offers a large variety of mobiles, tablets, accessories, consumer electronics, and much more at extremely affordable prices. This is true that good electronics and gadgets are expensive and there is always a way around to get each one of them including SmartPhones, cameras, mobiles, accessories and more that provide you the same level of satisfaction of new products and items and that too at extremely down to earth and lowered prices. Offering free and fast shipping facilities, you can trade in for products anytime and from anywhere. Having its office at Gurgaon, India, one can get in touch with them at any time and discuss their concerns and queries with them. Adding to this, the platform offers cash on delivery choices too. Providing excess stock, unboxed and refurbished products, they are sealed and come with full warranty time zone. The platform also has a chatty customer care functionality and expert staff who will assist you to navigate through issues and concerns without any problem. For every purchase, you will get some credit score that you can use to buy more stuff.
Swiggy - It is an aspiring food ordering as well as delivery service provider that is based in Bangalore, India. Inspired and motivated by the thought of providing a fully fledged solution of food ordering and delivery from the leading and top-notch neighbourhood restaurants and food joints to urban foodie and lovers, it provides people a single window to place order and get food from one of their favourite food chains and outlets. Backed with their own personnel staff to pick up orders from food joints and restaurants and deliver the same to customers, the platform offers customers flexibility to provide clients no minimal order policy along with facility to accept online payments for all the restaurants with which it has been working with and partnered with. Adding to this, the delivery staff and people takes one order at a time assuring faster and reliable services.
Recently Funded Ecommerce Companies
Portea is leading healthcare ecommerce company that has raised $37.5 million Series B funding in september 2017 from the existing investors Accel and International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group; Qualcomm Ventures, and Ventureast. Company has planning to use this money for hiring right talent of industry and expansion of operations. Presently Portea has operations in 24 cities and has been growing at tremendous pace.
Ola cabs is the leading cabs company that operates from mobile app and has operations in PAN India. Company has recently raised funding of $225 Mn (INR 1,478 Cr.) that company to uses for expending operations. From the mobile app of Ola Cabs, customer can book cabs for anywhere in city and reach their destination on time.
CureJoy is another ecommerce company that works across Fitness & Beauty and recently has received seed funding of $1.15 Mn funding from by Accel Partners.
Plabro Networks is a mobile real estate ecommerce company that has recently receive the funding of $350K from achin Bansal & Binny Bansal, Sol Primero, Outbox Ventures.
Paintcollar is a plateform for online designer to grab freelance work. Recently Company has raised funding to expend operations.
Chai Point another famous ecommerce startup that delivery Tea at your door step has raised funding $10 Mn from Eight Roads Ventures.
Last Updated on 14 March 2017