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New e-commerce Norms to Impact e-tailers: Flipkart

"The industry is set to be a major growth driver for the Indian economy and create millions of jobs in the future," it added

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New e-commerce norms to impact e-tailers: Flipkart. IANS

The policy changes the government announced on Wednesday for the e-commerce sector would have long term implications, said leading e-tailer Flipkart on Friday.

“The government policy changes will have long term implications for the evolution of the promising sector and whole ecosystem,” said the city-based e-commerce major in an e-mail to IANS.

The renewed policy on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in e-commerce envisages a level playing field for e-tailers and offline traders, who dominate the country’s retail market with about 90 per cent share.

“It is important that a broad market-driven framework be developed through a consultative process in order to drive the industry forward,” said the company, in which the world’s largest retailer Walmart bought 77 per cent equity stake in May for a whopping $16 billion (Rs 1,07,662 crore).

According to the Commerce Ministry notification, e-commerce entities would engage only in business-to-business and not in business-to-consumer e-commerce, for buying and selling goods and services, including digital products over the digital and electronic network.

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The revised policy, which will be in force from February 1, 2019, barred e-tail firms from selling products of companies in which they hold equity and prohibited the firms from mandating any company to sell its products exclusively on their e-commerce platforms alone.

The renewed policy also prevents the e-tail portals from directly and indirectly influencing the price of goods and services.

“In the span of a decade, the e-commerce industry has revolutionised the way consumers connect with sellers and local manufacturers, providing tremendous value to both and to the country,” Flipkart asserted.

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The online retail ecosystem has created thousands of jobs and contributed to innovations in micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) manufacturing, supply chain, warehousing, packaging and digital payments, the statement noted.

“The industry is set to be a major growth driver for the Indian economy and create millions of jobs in the future,” it added. (IANS)

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The Main Benefits of Opening an Online Business

High internet connection speed and access to the global market are definitely the engine behind the development of many online companies

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As the world gets busier, being able to access a website at any hour is an important facility and an Online Business. This is not available for e-commerce shops only, but also for all types of businesses which can offer their clients the possibility of researching their activities any time of the day. Pixabay

The number of people starting online businesses has increased a lot in the last several years thanks to the low maintenance costs and the possibility of accessing worldwide markets. Starting an Online Business has many advantages, among which these already mentioned are just a few of them. It must be noted, though, that registering an online company implies similar steps as for starting a traditional one. For example, when opening an e-commerce company in the Netherlands, incorporating a business entity the traditional way is still necessary. From this point of view, the Dutch private limited liability company is the easiest to register.

Returning to the advantages of an online company, we will present some of them below.

A great marketing tool

An online business is an important, if not the most important marketing tool, in our days. While e-commerce companies can sell goods through their websites, having a website is useful for traditional businesses too. For example, if running a dental office in Dubai, having a website where all the procedures, costs, testimonials from patients are gathered can help attracting more patients and also increasing the level of confidence in the business. As many studies indicate, people trust companies with websites as these act as extensions of a company.

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The number of people starting online businesses has increased a lot in the last several years thanks to the low maintenance costs and the possibility of accessing worldwide markets. Starting an Online Business has many advantages, among which these already mentioned are just a few of them. Pixabay

Round the clock access for clients

As the world gets busier, being able to access a website at any hour is an important facility and an online business. This is not available for e-commerce shops only, but also for all types of businesses which can offer their clients the possibility of researching their activities any time of the day. When it comes to shopping, the option of ordering a product online and having it delivered is even more important as clients will save time, energy and money with going to and back from the store.

Low logistics and labor costs

Renting or buying office space, warehousing space and dealing with other logistics-related processes is time and money-consuming for traditional companies. For online businesses these costs can be kept to a minimum thanks to the fact that most of the activities are completed online. When it comes to the labor costs, there is no need to hire many people to work for an online company, thus helping the owner save important amounts of money.

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High internet connection speed and access to the global market are definitely the engine behind the development of many online companies. Without a doubt, the world is heading towards a majority of Internet-based businesses thanks to the advantages mentioned above and also to new developments underway.