Sellers fight back against the ecommerce giants in India
Sellers fight back against the ecommerce giants in India. In India you can imagine a sort of online sellers organisation forming - sought of 'union' for ecommerce sellers?
Times of India reports that sellers on online marketplaces have written to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) demanding regulations to safeguard their rights and help resolve their issues with ecommerce giants that claim all the credit for the online shopping boom in recent years, largely on the back of deep discounting.
"We are not being called for discussion by your (government) agencies. But you are calling Bansals and Bahls of the world," said the petition by All India Online Vendors Association (AIOVA), referring to Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal of Flipkart and Kunal Bahl of Snapdeal. The PMO has forwarded the petition to the ecommerce section of the department of electronics and information technology (DeitY) under the communications and IT ministry. The petition and the action taken by the PMO have been put on the grievance redressal portal of the department of administrative reforms and public grievances.