On November 2, Amazon announced in a press release that it will deliver air purifies to their Amazon Prime Now customers in Delhi, within two hours after ordering. Air purifiers from top brands like Philips, Honeywell and Mi will be delivered to Prime members within two hours, between 6 am and midnight. The speed of delivery is an important factor to drive sales. Amazon India has scaled up its infrastructure and delivery network in order to facilitate fast deliveries.
Actor Priyanka Chopra has brought Tinder-rival Bumble to India. Not only is she an investor in the women-friendly dating app, but is also the brand ambassador of Bumble India. The app was launched in India on Thursday. And it comes with a Hindi language option – a move clearly aimed at targeting the mass dating market in a country that boasts of a 65 percent under-30 population. Bumble, unlike most dating apps, lets women make the first move when it comes to matches. This way, the app claims, it allows women to have more control over online dating – a space fraught with risks.
IKEA, which opened its first store in India earlier this year, is turning its attention to Maharashtra. The Swedish furniture retailer has announced that it will create over 10,000 jobs (direct and indirect) in the state as it opens its Mumbai store in 2019. The retail giant expects to create opportunities in areas such as merchandising, store operations, supply chain and allied assembly services. The first big format store will open in Turbhe, Navi Mumbai and will employ 1000 direct co-workers and 1,500 indirect co-workers across services. IKEA’s distribution centre will be located at Chakan in Pune.
Mumbai-based iThink Logistics was founded about a year ago by Vipul, Bharat Karotra, Paresh Parmar, Nikul Dodia and Zaiba Sarang. This bootstrapped startup has a technology platform that ensures that once a parcel leaves the premises of an online seller, it is efficiently monitored so that it can strategically reach the end customer.
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