Weekly E-commerce Digest: Amazon Smart Stores, JioMart App Launch and More

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Weekly E-commerce Digest (July 19-24): Amazon Smart Stores, JioMart App Launch and More


Last week we started the Weekly Digest, and we got a very good response from you all. So, this week we have come up again with the trendy and latest news on Online Shopping for you. Here is our e-commerce digest of the week. It was an exciting week with lots of new services, launches and more.  

We have come up with the latest news on H&M who have moved their focus on Online Shopping, Jio Mart App is now available to download on your Android and iOS mobile, Amazon Pay who have started the shopping experience on Local Stores with a scan of QR code, and there is much more for you in this weekly digest. 

So if you want to know more then keep reading as we have a lot of top happenings of the week!!

1. Amazon Pay Smart Stores Allows Online Shopping Experience At Local Stores

Amazon Pay Smart Stores Allows Online Shopping Experience At Local Stores

Amazon India has begun a new initiative called Amazon Pay Smart Store, which is very similar to Google Pay Spot Platform in India. The principal goal of the service is to implement an online shopping adventure to the buyers of local brick and mortar shops.

There are many local shops across the country have now signed up as Amazon Pay Smart Stores. These include local shops like Sri Balaji Kitchens-Vishakapatnam, USHA Company Store-Jabalpur, and outlets of brands such as Big Bazaar, MedPlus and More Supermarkets. Amazon Pay has partnered with leading banks to offer customers the best value and in-store purchasing experience.

Stores under this initiative will get equipped with a unique QR code. By scanning the QR Code, buyers can know about the availability of stocks, analyse them, and even check the available offers on them. Even the buyers can request for in-store demos and related assistance.

The local shops which are willing to participate in this program will be able to give you a wide range of payment choices like UPI, debit/credit cards, EMI, and bank transfers. Also, they can run a particular bank/brand offers just like online platforms.

  • Amazon Pay launched Smart Stores innovation that allows customers to shop at all local stores in India.

  • Buyers can scan the store’s QR code using the Amazon app to search for the goods that are available in the store.

  • The Smart Store feature provides a local shop to display its products on the Amazon app.

2. H&M Now Focus On Online Shopping Due To Loss During COVID-19

H&M Now Focus On Online Shopping Due To Loss During COVID-19

Now, you can shop your favourite brand H&M clothes, accessories, and much more from online. As due to COVID-19 situation, the company have experienced some loss, so they decided to focus more on their online shopping platform. 

Everything will be the same, but more focus on online shopping is now the main focus of H&M.  H&M’s online portal will also offer “online-only” range for men’s, teens, kids, plus-size, maternity wear and a complete collection of lingerie and accessories. You can get the same price and discounts which you get in the stores of H&M.

You will get the delivery of your products within 3 to 4 days and the delivery charges are as per your shopping bill. If you shop for Rs. 1,199 and more then you get the free delivery option on your shopping

If you want to check out the H&M website link then CLICK HERE as you will get to shop everything from here.

3. Amazon India To Set Up New Fulfillment Centres In India

Amazon India To Set Up New Fulfillment Centres In India

Amazon India recently stated its proposal to set up 10 new fulfilment centres across Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow, Bangalore, Patna, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Ludhiana, Chennai, and Ahmedabad as it provides up to cater to the wave in order for online shopping that’s normally seen throughout the celebratory period.

Amazon said that all its new fulfilment centres would be operational before the festive season, enabling shoppers to buy from the protection of their houses. It figured that a few of these new centres would provide to a large appliance and furniture, with abilities to manage high quantities.

Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) helps you improve your online sales by providing you access to Amazon’s world-class fulfilment resources, fast, free delivery options for your goods, and advanced and acclaimed customer service. Send your products to an Amazon fulfilment centre, and they will store your inventory, pick, pack and ship your orders across India and give customer service.

There are many benefits of using the Fulfillment By Amazon which we have mentioned below for you:

  • Your Fulfilment By Amazon goods become available for unlimited free one-day and two-day delivery options with Amazon Prime. Premium delivery options improve the shopper shopping experience and, in turn, improves customer demand and loyalty.

  • FBA's adjustable-rate structure means you only pay for the assistance you use - no additional subscription fees, no minimum units and no start-up fees.

  • Shoppers trust Amazon's world-class packaging, shipping, customer service and returns - and your brand benefits.

  • With an expansion in sales, there's no need to worry about inventory space, manpower for handling, preparing and delivering orders.

  • With Pay on Delivery (also identified as Cash on Delivery) being widely used in India, you can fulfil your orders using Pay on Delivery facility through FBA, and get the funds deposited straight in your bank account.

4. JioMart Shopping App Is Now Available On Google Play And App Store

JioMart Shopping App Is Now Available On Google Play And App Store

JioMart has recently come up with the online grocery shopping platform of Reliance Retail Limited and Jio Platforms Limited, and now they have launched its official mobile app on Google Play Store and Apple App Store for improving the shopping adventure for all its shoppers.

The app needs Android v5.0 or up and iOS 10.0 or later versions and supports two languages- English and Hindi. The JioMart app has over 100,000 downloads on the Android platform.

JioMart offers services across 200+ cities and towns across India. Using the JioMart app, shoppers can survey for their fancied goods, categories, and favourite brands across sections like fresh fruits, vegetables, staples, personal care, beverages, branded foods, snacks, home, and kitchen. 

Download The JioMart App From Google Play with a CLICK on the provided link.

Download the JioMart app from Apple Store with a CLICK on the provided link

So, these were the top 4 weekly news for this week which got it for you. We have mentioned the tops news for your online shopping as currently everyone is shopping online. So, why get some crispy and latest news!