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Amazon India announced on Monday it has eliminated all single-use plastic in packaging originating from its 50-plus fulfilment centres. In September 2019, the company had pledged to meet this goal in an accelerated time frame by June this year. The company had replaced plastic packaging material, such as bubble wraps and air pillows in December … Continue reading Amazon India eliminates single-use plastic packaging

Amazon India on Wednesday said it will provide free Covid-19 health insurance to its sellers in the country to help cover expenses around hospitalisation and treatment. The insurance, which will be valid for one year after activation, will help cover expenses related to COVID-19 hospitalisation and treatment as well as ambulance assistance and ICU charges … Continue reading Amazon India to give free Covid insurance to sellers

Amid the gloom of job cuts due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on businesses, Amazon India is looking to hire 50,000 seasonal, or temporary, roles for its fulfilment centres and delivery network. These include for part-time flexible work, to meet rising consumer demand for home deliveries.

Thousands of merchants whose non-essential item orders were cancelled on Amazon India and Flipkart have to wait longer to get their payments cleared. The development comes even as these e-tailers start initiating refunds to thousands of customers who had to scrap their orders of non-essentials made before the lockdown, two people aware of the matter … Continue reading E-tailers refund buyers, sellers have to wait

Online grocers Bigbasket and Grofers, besides top e-tailers like Flipkart and Amazon India, are beefing up operations for delivery of essentials as they struggle to fulfil increasing consumer demand due to lack of delivery personnel on the ground. These platforms are operating at about half their original capacity as they struggle with the availability of … Continue reading E-tailer cos see order spikes with fewer delivery execs

E-commerce operations came to a grinding halt on Wednesday morning as two of the largest e-commerce platforms Flipkart and Amazon India virtually shut operations here due to on-ground difficulties to source products from warehouses and deliver them to consumers.

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) slammed Amazon India in the Karnataka high court (HC) on Thursday, saying its arguments were “mischievous” and that it is not answerable to the Seattle-based technology major before it begins a probe.

Amazon India has moved the Karnataka HC, seeking a stay on a probe by the Competition Commission of India. The e-tailer has slammed the probe, terming it “perverse, arbitrary and untenable in law”. On Jan 13, CCI had ordered a probe into the operations Amazon India for various trade practices, including deep discounts and favourable … Continue reading Amazon India slams probe by CCI, moves HC for stay