Flipkart to go app-only soon; Twitterati say it's a 'wrong move'

After its fashion e-store Myntra, Flipkart is all set to go app-only, probably as soon as September.

After its fashion e-store Myntra, Flipkart is all set to go app-only, probably as soon as September. We tried reaching out to Flipkart and the e-commerce site didn't deny the news, rather the statement issued by the company hints at the new change coming rather sooner than later. It didn't take much time for Twitterati to get into action and vent out their opinion, suggestion and even frustration over this move.

Looks like not many users are happy with this move. Flipkart is restricting users to just one platform – mobile app- by abandoning shopping from desktops. After all, for those consumers (whether small or large) comfortable with a desktop should be allowed to do so.

https://twitter.com/eshwarnag/status/618316805187203072

https://twitter.com/iaryananmol/status/618318114548125697

https://twitter.com/parasmehta/status/618336591111524353

A Flipkart spokeperson said, "India is gradually transitioning from a mobile first to a mobile only country. At Flipkart, we have been following a mobile first approach and 70-75% of our total traffic is already coming from our mobile app." This pretty much explains why Flipkart plans to do so.

However, some users seem very miffed and are ready to bid adieu to Flipkart and switch to other e-commerce sites such as arch-rival Amazon.

https://twitter.com/NishantMenon85/status/618326617689952256

https://twitter.com/AGirlOfHerWords/status/618323909230792704

https://twitter.com/sharmaswati28/status/618311252993904640

We've also seen some witty tweets mocking the move.

https://twitter.com/AksharPathak/status/618305227247194112

https://twitter.com/anaggh/status/618271196287635456

https://twitter.com/PareenL/status/618326562610348033

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