Sandy Shen, Research Director, Gartner inputs on eBay India selling business to Flipkart

This is good news for Flipkart as it solidifies it as a market leader at least in the short term, keeping competition especially Amazon at bay. It is interesting to note that this round sees the investment from strategic investors that will bring technology and market expertise that Flipkart earnestly needs, in contrast to the previous round of mostly financial investors. Although India’s e-commerce market is still at an early stage, the market is seeing signs of consolidation as scale is a key success factor in the business. Flipkart has been and will continue to make acquisitions to increase scale, and the next challenge is to strategize the path to a sustainable business model within a set time frame. Hopefully with the funding and expertise it is getting from the investors, it will be able to establish itself as a true market leader from both the technology and operational perspectives.

@Technuter.com News Service

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