Flipkart, India’s homegrown e-commerce marketplace, today announced the timeline of its biggest flagship event of the year, The Big Billion Days – which will commence from October 16th. The 6 day event sets the tone for the country’s festive season, as millions of consumers, sellers, artisans, and brands come together to celebrate. The Big Billion Days event will focus on delivering it’s promise of a wide range of products with great value propositions to existing and new consumers, while providing growth opportunities to MSMEs and sellers across the country.
The Big Billion Days are also set to expand the festive cheer to further generate employment opportunities in the country. This year, the sale-event will create over 70,000 direct and lakhs of indirect seasonal jobs as sellers, artisans, and brands gear up to fulfil consumer demand. Flipkart has enabled thousands of new sellers to join its platform in the last six months while hand holding them through their e-commerce journey including efforts such as free business incubation support for a limited period, insights in matters of product cataloguing, advertising and speed. In addition, the company has hosted several virtual learning and development events where sellers get a chance to speak with Flipkart representatives and leaders to understand and gain insights into the best practices to attain maximum benefits of e-commerce during the festive season.
To strengthen its existing supply chain capabilities, Flipkart has significantly expanded its Kirana onboarding program to include more than 50,000 Kiranas, who will in turn make last-mile deliveries to consumers in more than 850 cities. Through this initiative, e-commerce will become more personalized for consumers across the country while also creating additional income streams for its Kirana partners.
Announcing the launch of The Big Billion Days 2020, Kalyan Krishnamurthy, CEO – Flipkart Group, said, “The Big Billion Days stands for a celebration of brands, an assortment of collections never seen before, a spirit of festivity and joy, and a feeling of immense excitement as everyone embarks on their festive season preparations. This festive event continues to focus on Flipkart’s commitment to provide value for consumers, opportunities for growth for MSMEs and sellers, and employment generation through e-commerce. Through strong partnerships with brands and sellers we have tapped into the power of interconnected businesses and technology to bring consumers a wide range of products at great prices at their doorsteps this festive season.”