Indian e-commerce platform Flipkart has announced the digital platform focused on boosting local entrepreneurship. Shopsy is an app that claimed to open opportunities to enterprising Indians to start their own online business with no upfront investment. The users will be able to share catalogues of a wide selection of 15 Crore products offered by Flipkart sellers, ranging across Fashion, Beauty, Mobiles, Electronics and Home, among others with potential customers via popular social media and messaging apps.
With the launch of the Shopsy app, Flipkart will take on a very popular online earning app Meesho that allows its users to earn money without any investment.
Prakash Sikaria, Senior Vice President – Growth and Monetization, Flipkart, said, “Over the last many years, Flipkart has been committed to contributing towards creating direct and indirect employment opportunities across the country. Shopsy is launched to further that vision and provide additional earning opportunities for millions of enterprising Indians. Now, anyone from anywhere can start their online business with zero investment. In addition, we are opening up Flipkart’s years of e-commerce expertise for Indian entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs now will utilize Flipkart’s catalogue, established delivery networks, and infrastructure to bring reliability and speed. These benefits will help them enhance the end consumers’ experience, which in turn help them grow their business.”
One can simply register on the Shopsy app using their phone numbers and can explore a range of products from various suppliers. The users can also share catalogues with potential customers via popular social media and messaging apps. Once you place the order on behalf of customers, the product(s) get delivered to their address, and the commissions for that order get initiated to your account. As per the company, the commission percentage will vary depending on the category of products being ordered.
While the budding entrepreneurs can now set up their business as long as they have access to a network of people that trust them, without the hassle of investment, inventory or logistics management. This initiative will also create a huge opportunity for innovative e-commerce models that helps these businesses become digital brands, catering to pan India customer bases.
For the latest gadget and tech news, and gadget reviews, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. For newest tech & gadget videos subscribe to our YouTube Channel. You can also stay up to date using the Gadget Bridge Android App.