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Samsung and Facebook have partnered up in India to train retailers to expand into e-commerce via social media platforms such as Instagram and WhatsApp.
India’s online grocers face a bright future following the Covid-19 lockdown, according to analysis by industry research firm GlobalData.
Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries has partnered with Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service to pilot its new online food and grocery channel JioMart in an attempt to redesign Indian retail.
Facebook has paid US$5.7 billion for a 9.99-per-cent stake in Indian telco and e-commerce enabler Jio Platforms, becoming the largest minority shareholder in the Reliance Industries-controlled company.
Indian Online marketplace Shop101 is seeking to raise $11-12 million in a Series B funding round.
Messaging in retail is increasingly becoming a tool of choice to reach customers both online and offline.
WhatsApp India has advertised for someone to head up its digital transactions.
UK current affairs magazine The Economist uses Line, becoming the first publisher to use the mobile messaging app and its eCommerce gateway.
Smartphone messaging app Line has opened an online mall. The mall offers a range of products including cosmetics, clothing and general merchandise and acts as an online marketplace where individuals can sell products by uploading their photos. Line gets a 10 per cent commission for every item sold. Line says it plans to expand offerings by attracting more retailers to set up shops within the mall. It is doubling its efforts to increase engagement among its users to achieve a competitive…