After Snapdeal, Flipkart starts selling bikes & cars online

Flipkart has recently announced that it will now sell cars and motorcycle on its platform. This move comes after Snapdeal launched its automotive platform Snapdeal Motors last month.
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Bengaluru-based eCommerce giant Flipkart has recently announced that it will now sell cars and motorcycle on its platform. This move comes after Snapdeal launched its automotive platform Snapdeal Motors last month. Citing it as a pilot process, the sale of cars and bikes as off now will be restricted to Bengaluru.
The online marketplace has rope in two local dealers, Khivraj Motors for Bajaj Motorcycles and Kalyani Motors for Maruti Suzuki cars, to sell on its platform. It has also asked its employees with offers to buy vehicles from its partners on the marketplace.
Commenting on the same, Anil Goteti, Senior VP- Business, Flipkart said, "There is a paradigm shift in the way people shop online today, with more and more unconventional categories like automobiles and auto accessories, small home appliances, personal care and jewellery gaining popularity.”
"Evidenced through the latest data as revealed by FlipTrends, a comprehensive and in-depth view into how India shops online, automobiles emerged as one of the fastest growing categories online," said Goteti.
"Following this trend, Flipkart is now ready to expand this category and add automobiles under the umbrella. Ease and convenience of online shopping, for millions of Indians, is what is driving phenomenal growth in the sector and we are happy to catalyse (this for) the automobile industry,” he added.
For Flipkart, automobile is already among the top 10 sale categories on its platform, largely in Bengaluru and followed by Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai. Selling vehicles becomes a natural extension.

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