Homegrown e-tailer Flipkart has witnessed a surge in sellers’ interest on its platform after it has been acquired by Walmart. According to reports, its rate of addition of new sellers has doubled during the last six months period, aiming the Big Billion Days sale next month.
“We have one lakh plus registered sellers. In the last six months, we have seen new sellers going live on Flipkart doubling in number,” said Nishant Gupta, Senior Director Marketplace at Flipkart.
According to Flipkart, the categories like fashion, home-related segments have seen most seller additions.
Entire fashion category has seen a phenomenal growth. In fashion, you have clothing, accessories, footwear. Then, we have also seen growth in home-related segments like furnishings, decor and household items. Even general merchandise items like toys and baby products have seen a lot of growth,”
Flipkart is aiming high in the Big Billion Days as it plans to scale more business than rival, Amazon. Recently, the company has launched Flipkart-Plus, a premium service like Amazon Prime for its customers. Flipkart eyes up to $1.7 billion business from Big Billion Day sales.