Flipkart launches Shopsy to help local entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs can sign up and add their catalog, and also use Flipkart’s delivery channels.
Hoping to compete with apps like Meesho and Shopify, Flipkart on Thursday, July 1 launched Shopsy, a digital platform it says aims to boost local entrepreneurship and comes at a time when there is an opportunity to innovative e-commerce models. Flipkart said it would help people start their own online businesses without the upfront investment. Its goal, he said, is to empower more than 25 million entrepreneurs online by 2023. The platform will offer 15 crore of products in the fields of fashion, beauty, mobiles. , home and more.
With Shopsy, Flipkart said Indians can start their online business without any investment. “Shopsy users will be able to share catalogs of a wide selection of 15 crore products offered by Flipkart sellers, ranging from fashion, beauty, mobile, electronics and home, among others. potential via popular social media and messaging apps, ”Flipkart said in a statement.
To register, Flipkart said they can register on the app using their phone number and businesses can now be created as long as people have access to a network of people who trust them, ” without the hassle of investment, inventory or logistics management ”.
Entrepreneurs can share their catalogs with potential customers online, place orders and earn commissions. The commission percentage will vary depending on the category of products ordered.
“Over the past few years, Flipkart has been committed to helping create direct and indirect employment opportunities across the country. Shopsy is launched to promote this vision and provide additional income opportunities for millions of enterprising Indians. Now anyone, anywhere can start their online business without any investment, ”said Prakash Sikaria, senior vice president – Growth and Monetization, Flipkart.
“Entrepreneurs will now use Flipkart’s catalog, established distribution networks and infrastructure to deliver reliability and speed. These benefits will help them improve the experience of end consumers, which in turn will help them grow their business, ”he added.
Flipkart added that Shopsy’s goal is to power e-commerce for communities and third-party channels where these users spend time and already trust.