Flipkart woes continue; some sellers protest and threaten to exit: Report

A small group, resulting into a small fraction of its 90000 sellers, is threatening to cut ties with Flipkart over the new changes in policy implemented by Flipkart.


It hasn't been a great year for Flipkart so far. And, looks like, some new problems have started cropping up for the e-commerce giant. A small group, resulting into a small fraction of its 90000 sellers, is threatening to cut ties with Flipkart over the new changes in policy implemented by Flipkart, reports The Economic Times.

The number of sellers protesting won't really affect Flipkart's sale, according to the report, but this move comes at a time when its arch-rival Amazon is ready to gulp down $3 billion investment from its parent company. Considering Amazon has also increased commissions, the new product return policy and some 'flip-flop' is what has reportedly irked the sellers. Some of the changes include higher sales commission by 5 percent on certain categories, charging them the shipping, reverse shipping and collection fees, among others changes.

Citing Sanjay Thakur for EsellerSuraksha, the ET report adds that earlier sellers at Flipkart were charged only if it was their fault which was a paltry sum, but now it will deduct shipping charges and collection fees resulting to somewhere between eight to ten percent of the delivery in a few categories. The report also adds that Amazon doesn't charge sellers on its platform for handling product returns.

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