Well, as we all know now, Flipkart’s Big Billion Day sale wasn’t perhaps the best sale of theirs. On the contrary, it was perhaps one of their low points. Though many people had successfully given their orders, the numbers that were unhappy with Flipkart’s service is perhaps far more than them.
And it isn’t surprising that many had complained against Flipkart’s level of service. After all, you shouldn’t be carrying loads that your arm can’t stand! After receiving “many complaints” from traders on Flipkart’s massive discount sale, government on Wednesday said it will look into the concerns and take a call on whether more clarity is required on e-commerce retail business .
“We have received many inputs. Lot of concerns have been expressed. We will look into it,” Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told reporters in New Delhi.
When asked whether the government is considering any particular policy for e-commerce retailing, she said the matter would be looked into.
“Now there are many complaints. We will study the matter… Whether there is a need for a separate policy or some kind of clarification is needed, we will make it clear soon,” Sitharaman, who is also the Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, said.
Interestingly though, the ecommerce website has something else to say. According to our sources, Flipkart has said that its ‘Big Bilion Day’ sale saw 1.5 million people shopping at its portal. It also claimed that products worth over Rs. 600 crore were sold in just 10 hours under the scheme.
But then again, the question that you should be asking to yourselves is that how do these companies manage to give that huge discounts on products? I mean, a JBL headphone that was priced at near about INR 5,400, how could it be available for just a 100 bucks?
The Confederation of All India Traders has also sought a probe into the business model and trade practices of e-commerce companies to find out how they are offering huge discounts during the ongoing festive season.
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