At a time, once native e-commerce corporations like Flipkart and Snapdeal are feeling the warmth, a huge player is coming up with its entry into the e-commerce marketplace.
According to a report by The Economic Times, the government’s central purchase arm has conceptualized an internet portal referred to as GeM or Government e-marketplace. The portal is predicted to permit the administration to create routine workplace purchases like cutlery, workplace instrumentation, and electronic product. The report, quoting government sources, estimates that purchases through the portal might bite Rs one.4 to 1.8 lakh large integer, a lot of above the roughly Rs 80,000 large integer sales that Flipkart is targeting by June 2016.
The report more declared that for the asking from the Commerce, the Department of Expenditure had created a brand new provision within the General money Rules (GFR) for the creation of a one-stop GeM by board General offer and Disposal (DGS&D).
DGS&D can host the web GeM, the report states, making certain adequate subject matter, as well as periodic advertisements in newspapers relating to the things to be procured through GeM for prospective suppliers.
With the finance minister Arun Jaitley saying the proposal to reform government acquisition within the last budget speech, the concept was to mixture demand from government offices and uses the ability of bulk shopping for to induce higher price blessings from electronic product suppliers. The proposal was additionally conferred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the concert of the Broadway to drive serviceable efficiencies.
The portal is predicted to come back with many payment choices. it absolutely was rumored that whereas it’s not necessary to obtain solely through the central agency, the Department of Expenditure might issue directions to government agencies to place out of their necessities on the portal.
The e-commerce wars
Amazon had committed to boosting its investment within the country to over $5 billion. Consistent with reports, this year Amazon saw its marketplace, in terms of shipments, gallop to over 21 % from 14 %, creating it the sole major player to extend its share from a year past.
According to a recently discharged study by net and (IAMAI), the e-commerce marketplace in India is predicted to double to over Rs a pair of 100000 crores by Dec 2016. With the govt moving a bit of its acquisition on-line, the web economy is barely set to grow more.