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Flipkart, ASUS to launch Indian consumer-oriented products

The partnership would kick off with the launch of "ZenFone Max Pro" on April 23, the company said in a statement

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E-commerce player giant Flipkart and Taiwanese electronics company ASUS on Tuesday announced a long-term partnership under which Flipkart will become ASUS’ premier partner and seller for smartphones that have been customised to address Indian customers’ needs.

Asus Smartphone. Pixabay

On the marketing front, both companies would extensively support each other in the planning and execution of marketing activities for ASUS ZenFones. The partnership would kick off with the launch of “ZenFone Max Pro” on April 23, the company said in a statement.

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“With ASUS, we are multiplying our efforts by collaborating to leverage our individual strengths — data-driven research and insights, and technological prowess — to build smartphones truly customised for India,” said Flipkart CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy. ASUS also announced aiding the digital education of the needy through its CSR initiatives.

“We see tremendous opportunity in creating products and services that address India’s special market needs. With Flipkart’s partnership, we aim to gain more insights about Indian consumers’ needs which can help us develop even more suitable products for the Indian market,” added Jerry Shen, ASUS CEO. IANS

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Now Flipkart to Collect Plastic Packaging from Doorstep

This initiative is in continuation of Flipkart's sustainability agenda under which it has already reduced the utilisation of single-use plastic by 33 per cent and aims to move towards 100 per cent recycled plastic consumption in its supply chain by March 2021

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Flipkart on thursday announced the rollout of a new initiative that focuses on creating awareness among consumers on the proper disposal of plastic packaging and make them active participants in its sustainability agenda.

Flipkart is conducting a pilot project to collect plastic packaging back from consumers at select hubs across Mumbai, Bengaluru, Dehradun, Delhi, Kolkata, Pune, and Ahmedabad.

The initiative aims at ensuring existing plastic packaging in the system is recycled and reused.

“We have taken bold steps towards reducing single-use plastic in the system by replacing it with various eco-friendly alternatives and are constantly innovating with our approaches. We are proud to be the first-ever e-commerce marketplace to channelise plastic packaging back into the system through door-to-door collection with the help of our wishmasters,” said Rajneesh Kumar, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Flipkart Group.

“We believe a collective approach of all stakeholders would help us in achieving the dream of a Swachh and Samridha Bharat, and the country’s vision to phase out single-use plastic,” Kumar added.

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After six months of thorough research, evaluation of options and initial testing in India and select international markets, the brand is ready to switch from single-use plastic packaging to compostable packaging material starting October 1, 2019 for all future manufacturing in India. Pixabay

Under the initiative, the company will send out an intimation to consumers asking them to voluntarily hand over plastic packaging to Flipkart wishmasters for its proper disposal, at the time of product delivery.

The collected packets will then be sent to registered vendors to ensure it is disposed of responsibly to avoid ending up in landfills, the company said in a statement.

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Wishmasters have also been provided proper training in explaining the various facets of this initiative to consumers to ensure high participation.

This initiative is in continuation of Flipkart’s sustainability agenda under which it has already reduced the utilisation of single-use plastic by 33 per cent and aims to move towards 100 per cent recycled plastic consumption in its supply chain by March 2021. (IANS)