Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / 9 e-commerce players to boost handloom sales
9 e-commerce players to boost handloom sales
27
Apr '16
The government has roped in nine e-commerce players including Flipkart, Amazon, e-Bay to boost sales of handloom products in the domestic market.

The Textiles Ministry has also tied up with 70 retailers to sell handloom products, which were largely available only in trade fairs or in few government run stores currently.

Alok Kumar, Union Development Commissioner (Handlooms) said the domestic market has huge potential but faces a problem in branding and reach.

The portals have approached the weavers and have achieved a high coverage, Kumar told Business Standard. He claimed that while one portal has registered 24 cooperative societies covering 23,000-odd weavers, another has covered 542 weavers and societies and has uploaded 9,360 products.

The partners are also supposed to transfer up to 92 per cent of sale value to the weaver's accounts within a short period of the transaction going through.

Some of the e-commerce players like e-Bay have been allocated 10 clusters, or areas. Flipkart has been allocated the Varanasi Cluster in UP. Amazon has been allocated four clusters across different states while Craftsvilla Handicrafts have got three clusters spread across Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha. (SH)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

New EU rules for a fairer online economy apply from Jul 12

E-commerce | On 11th Jul 2020

New EU rules for a fairer online economy apply from Jul 12

The European Commission recently published a set of resources to help ...

Pic: Inditex

Retail | On 11th Jul 2020

Inditex to invest €2.7 billion for 2020-2022 plan

Inditex, a Spanish fashion retailer, has announced that to accelerate ...

Pic: Shutterstock

E-commerce | On 11th Jul 2020

ING Bank launches fashion marketplace in Romania

ING Bank, the fourth-largest bank by assets in Romania, launched its...

Interviews View All

Top executives, Textile & apparel bodies

Top executives
Textile & apparel bodies

Textile industry would like to see inclusion of cotton yarn under MEIS and ...

Angelina Francesca Cheang, MY ANJE

Angelina Francesca Cheang
MY ANJE

'Consumers in the age-group 21 to 38 are driving the activewear trend'

Top executives, Textile industry, India

Top executives
Textile industry, India

The event should be organised every year

Milva Morani,

Milva Morani

Brighi Technologies began in 1970 with trading and repairing sewing...

Yariv Bustan,

Yariv Bustan

Founded in Israel in 2015, Twine Solutions is a tech start-up that has...

Carmen Silla,

Carmen Silla

Leading the transformation of the textiles industry with disruptive...

Marten Alkhagen, Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Robert Brookins, Alexium International

Robert Brookins
Alexium International

Alexium International is a specialty chemical development company...

Johan Berlin, Investkonsult Sweden AB

Johan Berlin
Investkonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB are consultants in the nonwoven and absorbent...

Priya Somaiya, Usha Social Services

Priya Somaiya
Usha Social Services

The Usha Silai label from Usha International is all set for a retail...

Ritu Kumar, Label Ritu Kumar

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Yash P. Kotak, Bombay Hemp Company

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


July 2020

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search