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Flipkart Marketplace: Good or bad?

theserpent

Firecracker to the moon
Online retailer Flipkart is looking to change its business model as it recently announced a new marketplace system. Dubbed as Flipkart Marketplace, the new system is said to transform the site into a “virtual mall” and provide customers access to various sellers and brands on one platform.

Moreover, users will be able to compare sellers and get the best prices at varied service levels for most products. Flipkart will also be introducing categories such as clothes, shoes among others.

The new business model of Flipkart, believed to be inspired from eBay and Amazon, indicates the company will no longer have an inventory of its own.

Flipkart in a release explains what the new system brings in for users as well as sellers. The company says users will continue to enjoy COD/EMI options and return/replacement policies.

One of the important highlights of the new system is that Flipkart will continue to take care of shipping and doorstep delivery through its logistics partners. A new protection programme will be formed to resolve complaints.

For sellers, Flipkart says it will bring in a “rigorous onboarding process” for identifying the sellers and to ensure sale of genuine products. Sellers who provide a superior customer experience will get prominence on Flipkart Marketplace. Flipkart further says the new system will encourage the SME community.



“We created the blueprint for Flipkart Marketplace with the determination to take online shopping to the masses. While on the one hand it furthers the Flipkart promise of customer delight by giving more choices at competitive prices, it also serves as the foundation for entrepreneurship to flourish without having to worry about investing in any physical or virtual infrastructure and yet access millions of customers across the country with just a click,” says Sachin Bansal, CEO and Co-Founder, Flipkart.

Flipkart's Marketplace is set to change the industry trends with customers now having more choices alongside retailer's assurance of genuine products. In the sellers' point of view, the new system ensures they have exposure to a some 80 million unique visitors of Flipkart.

What do you think of Flipkart's new Marketplace platform? Let us know in the comments section below
Flipkart Marketplace brings third-party sellers onboard, competes with eBay - Internet | ThinkDigit News

If they is introduced in electronics etc who knows flipkart might become cheaper?
 

pranav0091

I am not an Owl
Its a good move IMO, a logical one.
But for the time being I'll stick to ebay for good deals on electronic items. I checked out a couple of listings in FK, ebay has better deals although the products *may* not be carrying the same level of support.
 

Nipun

Whompy Whomperson
I don't completely understand, is it like an ebay with flipkart support and CoD?
 

rakesh_ic

Cyborg Agent
The problem with ebay is fake products from cheaters around.

Hope FK has something solid to erradicate this issue.
 

kg11sgbg

Indian Railways - The Vibrant and Moving INDIA
The problem with ebay is fake products from cheaters around.

Hope FK has something solid to erradicate this issue.


Completely true.
Flipkart is much,much ahead when it comes for: Packaging + Shipping + RELIABILITY + TRUSTWORTHINESS + CUSTOMER SUPPORT...

Hope and Wish,that they should not be a copycat of the Bullsh!t + Crapworth "eBay".
 

furious_gamer

Excessive happiness
^^ Bought trimmer from a seller from ebay and seems like old/damaged. Second time i am getting cheated like this. Already initiated refund. Chance is 50-50.
 

kg11sgbg

Indian Railways - The Vibrant and Moving INDIA
At least let Flipkart does not behave like ebay.

I purchased my PHILIPS 202EL2SB/94 (LED-Backlit) 20" Monitor from ebay,whereas for the same price(+shipping charges),I could have purchased from Bitfang.

Actually a contest for choosing your own "GUARANTEED PRIZE" according to purchase cost and generation of coupon to "REEDEEM THE PRIZE" was going on in ebay.

I followed the rules,terms+conditions of ebay and redeemed the coupon (within the stipulated days), NEVER EVER DID I RECEIVE ANY PRIZE FROM THEM(eBay).

I contacted to them through their forum and also after countless trying of phone,eBay regretted that time is over and I am not eligible for any Prize.

Well how do we believe them?

Where is their Trustworthiness?????

This similar incidence has occurred with many other buyers on eBay.

At least "Flipkart" or "Infibeam" or "TheITdepot" or "M.D. Computers" or "Bitfang" doesn't ALLURE customers with so called trash + crap contests,which are actually non-existent in nature...

Still purchased near about 24 items from eBay at the price range from Rs.60/- ~ Rs.450/- (excluding shipping charges),like microSD/SDHC card reader,el-cheapo USB hub for Tablets,coolermaster CPU coolerpaste,USB mouse,mini-speakers USB contact,Tablet Pouch,Tablet Keyboard,etc.,even the Rs.1600/- Intex Black Armour 725 UPS FROM EBAY!!!

Down with eBay.
 
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Hrishi

******************
I hate Ebay. Have seen so many frauds over there , that I don''t even think about buying anything from there.
I hope it doesn't turns out to be one.
 

dan4u

Took Off!!!
I hate Ebay. Have seen so many frauds over there , that I don''t even think about buying anything from there.
I hope it doesn't turns out to be one.

eBay's good if you're careful and buy from reliable sellers, you can get better deals and more products than flipkart anyday. IMO becoming like eBay/Amazon (including 3rd party sellers) is the only way an eRetailer can expand...
 
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theserpent

theserpent

Firecracker to the moon
Agree but guys
Even hs18 has 3rd party retailers, they send the product to hs18,they pack it and send it to customer.
FLipkart said, the packing will be of flipkart so i guess we can expect ORGINAL PRODUCTS
 

Hrishi

******************
eBay's good if you're careful and buy from reliable sellers, you can get better deals and more products than flipkart anyday. IMO becoming like eBay/Amazon (including 3rd party sellers) is the only way an eRetailer can expand...

Well , I was quoting what I keep coming across everyday on some forums. I have personally never purchased anything from Ebay, those posts give me a hard time. :p
But does ebay has anything to protect the buyer , anything that's really effective. ??
 

gameranand

Living to Play
Yeah I saw something similar in Infibeam but I guess its closed now as I am not seeing those options anymore.
 
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