Flipkart's Shopsy on Tuesday said it onboarded more than two lakh users within a month of its launch and announced the launch of a zero-commission marketplace.
In July, the Walmart-owned e-commerce major had launched 'Shopsy' to help individuals become resellers of goods in their network via platforms like WhatsApp and Facebook. Leveraging their local network, Shopsy users are able to share catalogs of a wide selection of 15 crore products offered by Flipkart sellers over social media and communication apps and place orders on behalf of potential customers.
Shopsy has launched a zero-commission marketplace that will help organize and bring smaller sellers across fashion, grocery, and home categories, online, a statement said on Tuesday. This will further enable and amplify the supply of products and catalogs on the platform, and spur e-commerce growth across tier-II cities and towns that have been untouched by digital retail so far, it added.
'Today 70 percent of Flipkart's customers come from tier II and tier III cities. With Shopsy, Flipkart aims to scale this to 90 percent. Flipkart believes gamification along with social commerce features will help it achieve this mission,' it said.